ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Happy Thanksgiving
by gfretwell - 11/24/20 05:44 PM
What does your work place look like?
by HotLine1 - 11/23/20 03:35 PM
Where is Everyone?
by Lostazhell - 11/21/20 04:17 AM
Ground fault remover :-)
by dsk - 11/21/20 02:47 AM
Work Gloves?
by gfretwell - 11/20/20 10:17 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (NJwirenut), 21 guests, and 16 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Gallery
Next Gallery
Print Thread
Rate Thread
North section of "Big" #196593 10/15/10 09:14 PM
edison101510a 047.jpg
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,216
HotLine1 Offline OP
Member
North section of "Big"

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.)
Tools for Electricians:
4 Comments
Re: North section of "Big" [Re: HotLine1] #196627 10/17/10 01:41 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 155
C
crselectric Offline
Member
what was located here in this big field before this ground mount system? is this a utility owned project?

Re: North section of "Big" [Re: crselectric] #196642 10/18/10 09:57 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,216
HotLine1 Offline OP
Member
crs:
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.



John
Re: North section of "Big" [Re: HotLine1] #196644 10/18/10 05:00 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 783
L
LarryC Offline
Member
Do they routinely clean the panels, or do they rely on mother nature?

Re: North section of "Big" [Re: LarryC] #196647 10/18/10 07:50 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,216
HotLine1 Offline OP
Member
Larry:
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'?



John

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
SafetyWired
SafetyWired
Pa, USA
Posts: 44
Joined: July 2013
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 9
Popular Topics(Views)
271,918 Are you busy
205,794 Re: Forum
193,888 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3