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Roll-A-Rack to demonstrate its new faster, lower-cost, solar-racking solution in October

CLEVELAND – Roll-A-Rack, a faster, lower-cost solar racking solution, will unveil its first portable, roll-forming machine October 21 during the virtual Solar Power International 2020 show.    

Like seamless rain gutters, which are roll formed and cut to length on each installation site, Roll-A-Rack produces custom solar racking on site and on demand. The newly developed system simplifies the solar racking supply chain, eliminates waste and speeds installation time. Click here for a video demonstration. 

“Essentially, the Roll-A-Rack system brings the solar racking factory to each installation site,” said Don Scipione, company founder. “There are dramatic savings in time, planning and material costs, and the system accommodates all those inevitable last-minute design changes.” 

To see the new roll-forming machine, visit the Roll-A-Rack SPI 2020 virtual show booth.  

Roll-A-Rack is seeking 10 developers or solar installers to help refine the installation processes. For more information about becoming a beta tester, visit or email

Roll-A-Rack and its product development research is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.

About Acme Express: dba as Roll-A-Rack

Acme Express, Inc. is a technology company that develops applications for the transportation, finance, education and healthcare industries. Acme is certified as a Cleveland Small Business. The company’s founder, Don Scipione, an experimental elementary particle physicist, has been awarded multiple innovation grants from Ohio Third Frontier, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Research Resources, National Library of Medicine, and U.S. Department of Energy.

About Solar Power International 2020

Solar Power international, Energy Storage International, and North America Smart Energy Week is powered by the Solar Energy industries Association (, the national trade organization for the U.S. solar industry, and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (, a trusted partner providing education, research, standards, and collaboration to utilities, electric customers, and other industry players.

About the Solar Energy Technologies Office

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office ( supports early-stage research and development to improve the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid.