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3/25/2017 GM Industries designs and engineers the first Tesla Powerwall 2 with a GMI Tracker

GMI has developed a modular system for a GMI tracker that enables you to use TWO types of battery backup systems for the home. The first is the Tesla Powerwall 2, a battery and inverter all in one system that allows solar energy to be stored in a battery for night time and or emergency use. The second is the battery in your Tesla electric automobile. GMI has designed a system that quickly and easily allows the available charge in the battery of the Tesla auto to be used as backup power for the home. GMI ingenuity, providing safe and easy access to battery power when you need it.

3/21/2017 GMI designs and builds a dual axis, 36 panel tracker in Arizona, saving a homeowner $600 off their electric bill every month

GMI designs and builds a transparent, bi-facial, dual axis, 36 panel tracker for a homeowner in Arizona. This system has a multiplier of 3 and will eliminate $600 off their electric bill every month. The homeowner is so pleased they said they will crank up their AC courtesy of the sun.

3/21/2017 GMI tracker data shows an additional 10% boost compared to regular rooftop panels with minimal albedo

The form of glass panels merges perfectly with the efficient function of a GMI Star Tracker adding an additional 10% boost compared to rooftop panels.

2/28/2017 GMI completes plan for 20 megawatt dual axis solar Power Station

GMI completes plan for 20 megawatt dual axis solar Power Station installation in Maryland.

2/27/2017 GM Industries Star Tracker dramatically slashes the electric bill for a Hydroponic Farm

GM Industries designs a Star Tracker system that will cut the electric bill for a Hydroponic Farm from $600 a month to ZERO!

2/6/2017 GM Industries in talks with US Sandia National Laboratories

GM Industries is talking with representatives from Sandia National Laboratories to become active in the US Department of Energy Regional Test Center program.

6/15/2016 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs a transparent dual axis tracker in Cape Cod

Cape Cod Installation, our latest powerful dual axis PV system, with our “no electrical work within the home” design. This GM Power Station is equipped with 30 Bifacial Transparent panels capable of producing over 21,800 kWh of pure power. This system also includes Power Tilt, our proprietary system designed for speed and safety. This system allows installers to mount and wire the all glass solar panels while they’re standing comfortably on the ground…and then lift the completed assembly into it’s fully erect and upright position, with just one finger!

3/15/2016 GM Industries sells, designs, manufactures and installs the world’s largest transparent dual axis tracker

Installed in Connecticut, our latest powerful dual axis PV System. This GM Power Station is equipped with 54 Bifacial transparent panels capable of producing over 29,160 kWh per year of carbon free power. This system also includes Power Tilt, our proprietary system designed for speed and safety. This system allows installers to mount and wire the all glass solar panels while they’re standing comfortably on the ground and then lift the completed assembly into its fully erect and upright position, with just one finger!

Jan 2016 – GM Industries and Sunpreme Another First on the Bleeding Edge

GM Industries installs the first dual axis tracker EVER to feature Sunpreme panels.

12/28/2015 GM Industries sells, and installs 110 KW 3 Phase 480 volt System in Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT Installation, The GMI Power System was sold, designed, engineered & Installed, By GMI.

October 2015 – GM Industries designs and builds the world’s first all glass bifacial transparent tracker

GM Industries designs and builds the world’s first all glass bifacial transparent tracker featuring 54 panels with minimal reflection loss. This tracker utilizes Prism panels made in New York State.

2/15/2013 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs the largest dual axis tracker in New England

Tolland, CT is home to our latest powerful dual axis PV system, with our “no electrical work within the home” design, including an iPod remote control and remote diagnostics.   This GM Star Tracker is equipped with 40 SunPower panels capable of producing over 23,800 kWh of pure power. This system also includes Power Tilt, our proprietary system designed for speed and safety. This system allows installers to mount and wire the solar panels while they’re standing comfortably on the ground…and then lift the completed assembly into it’s fully erect and upright position, with just one finger!

1/1/2013 Celebrating the GM Star Tracker

We thought that the New Year presented a great opportunity for us to “Toot our own Horn!” We feel everyone should understand our commitment to quality and value that we build into our systems (be they ground mounted or roof mounted arrays).  Since we are especially proud of our Star Tracker line of dual axis trackers, and pictures do not show our whole story, we decided to list just a few of the reasons our tracker stands TALL and STRONG when compared to the other, less capable, trackers.

Made in USA components including a steel pole up to 20” in diameter and ½ inch thick
Our “pick-a-pole” length-option in case you want to mount your array w-a-a-a-y above the ground
Super-strong strong-back supplied in three pieces for easier shipping
Power Tilt technology for a safer, faster and better installation. This system is awesome!
No work within the home design with inverters on the pole, and power connections at the meter
Much of the wiring is contained within the steel pole & strong back, providing a nice clean look.
Thick 6” C-channel aluminum racking, anodized in the color of your choice
Deep foundations that include 1.25” anchor bolts
Heavy-duty actuators and slew drives to provide solid and secure tracking for your array
Tolland CT based technical support
The option of a Made in USA panel, including SunPower panels
An array that tracks automatically or can be adjusted manually via remote control. Centralized diagnostic testing including the ability to monitor or control your array from our office
Heavy duty grounding system.  Solid #2 tin-coated copper wire grounding-ring with three 10’ long ground rods, cad welded.
We offer comfort systems that provide heating, cooling and domestic hot water systems that are integrated with and powered by the PV panels on our Star Tracker.  Be it highly efficient geothermal, efficient air-source mini-splits, ducted heat pumps, heat pump water heaters or even electric boilers, we have a solution that will free you from your dependency on fuel oil, propane, or other expensive heating fuel.
GM Industries has been serving our customers in CT, MA, and NY for over 30 years.  We take pride in providing quality service, reliable products and professional installation.

12/09/2012 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs two 35 panel GM Star Trackers

With dual axis tracking PV system, our “no electrical work within the home” design, including an iPod remote control and remote diagnostics at two homes in CT. Both homes are heated and cooled with Hydron (Lifetime Warranted) geothermal heating and cooling systems.  Note: Geothermal heating systems utilizing heat-pump technology (able to create usable heat from the energy stored in the ground, called geothermal heat) are able to make very efficient use of electrical power, and are often the best heating and cooling system solution.

7/08/2012 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs four 35 panel Star Trackers

With dual axis tracking PV system, our “no work within the home” design, including a iPod remote control and remote diagnostics.  Also included were heat pump systems that heat and cool these homes throughout CT. Our Star Trackers produce enough power to meet all the owner’s electrical needs including heating and cooling these homes, and heating the domestic hot water. The new efficient heat pump systems have made many oil boilers obsolete. These owners will never have to see the oil truck pulling into their driveway to make a delivery, ever again.

5/21/2012 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs five 35 panel Star Trackers

With dual axis tracking PV systems in homes throughout CT, including Mitsubishi hyper-heat heat pumps. These ductless mini-splits can make heat even when outside temperatures drop as low as minus 18 F. Our Star Tracker system can produce enough power to meet a home’s electrical needs; with power to spare, including heating and cooling the homes while also providing domestic hot water. More net zero homes.

3/16/2012 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs a 35 panel Star Tracker

With a dual axis tracking PV system in Woodstock, CT. This PV system produces enough power to meet all of the owner’s electrical needs.  That includes heating and cooling the home with Mitsubishi heat pump ductless mini-splits (with hyper-heating technology) while also providing plenty of hot water with a heat pump hot water heater. A net zero home.

1/14/2012 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 28 panel Star Tracker

With dual axis tracking PV system, our “no electrical work within the home” design, includes iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Tolland, CT. Solar PV provides enough power to meet all of the home’s electrical needs, heat the domestic hot water (with a Stiebel Eltron heat pump hot water heater) as well as heat this home with an Argo boiler (replacing the old oil boiler). No more oil deliveries for these folks, ever. A net zero home.

12/19/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs a 35 panel Star Tracker

With dual axis tracking PV system, that now includes the time-saving and customer-appreciated advantage of our “no electrical work within the home” design, includes an iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Bolton, CT. It produces enough power to supply all of the electrical needs and produces 20,300 kWh/year and heats with a Carrier HVAC heat pump system.

 

9/19/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 35 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis PV system, now featuring the time-saving advantage of “no electrical work within the house” design, including iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Tolland, CT. This system provides enough power to run all electric needs, as well as heating the home with an Argo electric boiler connected to existing baseboard heaters.  The domestic hot water is heated with a Stiebel Eltron heat pump hot water heater.

8/19/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 35 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis PV system, now featuring the time-saving (and customer appreciated) advantage of “no electrical work within the house” design, including iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Glastonbury, CT.  Another GM Star Tracker making enough power for both power and heat.

7/19/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 35 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis PV system, now featuring the time-saving (and customer appreciated) advantage of “no electrical work within the house” design, including iPod remote control and remote diagnostics, in Marlborough, CT.  This system provides enough power to meet all of the home’s electrical needs, producing 20,300 kWh/year! Home is now heated with very efficient Mitsubishi mini-split style heat pumps (with hyper-heating technology).  There is no longer a need to burn the wood stove (except for those rare cases when the Grid goes down). Mitsubishi heat pumps can make heat even when the outside temps drop down to minus 18° F.

6/20/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 24 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis system with remote control and remote diagnostics in Killingly, CT. This PV system provides enough power to meet all of the home’s electrical and water heating needs.

6/14/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 32 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis PV system, now featuring the time-saving (and customer appreciated) advantage of “no electrical work within the house” design, including iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Eastford, CT.  This PV system provides enough power to meet all of the home’s electrical needs and heats the domestic hot water with a Stiebel Eltron heat pump hot water heater.

5/26/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 28 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis PV system with iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Brooklyn, CT provides enough power to meet all of the home’s electrical and water heating needs.

5/14/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs 28 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis PV system with iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Brooklyn, CT (located nearby the home mentioned above), provides enough power to satisfy all of the owner’s electrical and water heating needs.

3/04/2011 GM Industries sells manufactures and installs pole mounted PV system in Broad Brook, CT.

Single axis PV system with 24 panels, provides enough power to satisfy the owner’s electrical needs.  This tracker includes a heavy-duty electric actuator, allowing for push button operation when it is time to change the angle of the panels for best production.

1/14/2011 GM Industries sells, manufactures and installs a 30 panel Star Tracker

Dual axis PV system with iPod remote control and remote diagnostics in Griswold, CT provides enough power to meet all electrical needs including heating the water and heating the home.

08/2010 Communications and Solar News

GM Industries, Inc. received Notice of Award for the State Police in Greenville, NC for a communications upgrade. In other news, GM Industries designs, manufactures and installs 30 SunPower SPR 318 panels on their dual axis tracking system, all mounted on a single pole.  It produces estimated 50 kWh per day, which means that annually, our arrays can now produce enough power to not only meet basic electrical needs, but it also heats your home and your hot water.  GM Industries, Inc. brands their dual axis tracking array as the “GM Star Tracker” system.

07/2010 Solar PV Install – Andover, CT

GM Industries designs, manufactures and installs a fully motorized state-of-the-art dual axis 24 panel (5 kW) ground mount array on a single pole in Andover, CT.

06/2010 Solar PV install – Vernon, CT

GM Industries designs, manufactures and installs a 7.6 kW ground mounted array on a single pole fitted with a state-of-the-art dual axis, fully motorized PV tracking system in Vernon, CT.

06/2010 Solar PV install – Notice of Award – Hebron, CT

GM Industries receives notice of award from Town of Hebron, CT for a renewable energy project.

04/2010 Solar PV install – Willington, CT

GM Industries designs, builds and installs a 6.3 kW array ground-mounted array on a single pole with a state-of-the-art dual axis, fully motorized PV tracking system with motorized-tilt capability via a heavy duty actuator.

03/2010 Solar PV install – Ellington, CT

GM Industries designs, builds and installs 5 kW single axis solar PV system with motorized-tilt capability via a heavy duty actuator.in Ellington, CT.

02/1/2010 GMI launches Innovative pole mounted dual axis fully-automated PV system

GM Industries designs, develops and manufactures complete dual axis solar PV systems capable of mounting 16, 24, 30, 36, 42 or 48 solar PV panels.  The structure and integrated PV racking system is designed for tracking the sun, compensating for windy conditions and when necessary, dumping any accumulated snow….and all mounting on one large diameter, very heavy-duty steel column.

01/15/2010 A first in New England, 36 panel single pole PV motorized structure installed

GM Industries designs, builds and installs a single pole, 36 panel, ground-mounted array with motorized-tilt utilizing heavy duty elevation actuator – a first for a New England home.

12/2009 Solar PV Install – Tolland, CT

GM Industries designs, manufactures and installs single axis, pole mounted 5 kW array with motorized-tilt utilizing a heavy duty elevation actuator in Tolland, CT.

11/2009 Solar PV Install – Tolland, CT

GM Industries designs, manufactures and installs single axis, pole mounted 10 kW solar array in Tolland, CT.

10/2009 Solar PV Install – Storrs, CT

GM Industries designs, manufactures and installs single axis pole mounted, 7.6 kW solar array in Storrs, CT.

First Quarter 2009 GM Industries Launches Solar Initiative

GM Industries announces entry into renewable energy field.