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North section of "Big"
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Poster HotLine1 Offline
Posted 10/15/10 07:14 PM
Partial view of north section of "Big" solar project
Awaiting POCO tie-in of 480-13.2KV 1500KVA pad mount transformer.
(Two inverters, DC Discos, AC gear on top right of pic.)
Dimensions 1200x674
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#196627 - 10/17/10 11:41 AM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: HotLine1]
crselectric Offline

Registered: 09/24/06
Posts: 134
Loc: albany, ca
what was located here in this big field before this ground mount system? is this a utility owned project?

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#196642 - 10/18/10 07:57 AM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: crselectric]
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Site is utility owned, and as far as I know, the panels are utility owned.

System is considered a generation unit, as no usage is at site.

Previous life was a gas plant, now a 'brownfield converted to something useful'.

Site still has many active natural gas mains, and is classified as a 'no-dig' area.

This pic is a partial shot of the north section.

#196644 - 10/18/10 03:00 PM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: HotLine1]
LarryC Offline

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 776
Loc: Winchester, NH, US
Do they routinely clean the panels, or do they rely on mother nature?

#196647 - 10/18/10 05:50 PM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: LarryC]
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
This is a new install, and it's not 'on-line' as of yet.

With the angle mount, mother nature should help.

Another job (rooftop) nearby has a 'bird' issue with gulls from an abandoned landfill, and another landfill accross the river. They have a maint guy do a hose down about every 2 weeks, and a contractor to low pressure washdown quarterly, or more often if needed.

Perhaps, this could be the start of a new cottage industry? Like 'Harrys Panel Wash'?


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