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North section of "Big"
by HotLine1 on 10/15/10 10:14 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.)

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#196627 - 10/17/10 02:41 PM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: HotLine1]  
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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 10:57 AM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: crselectric]  
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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.



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#196644 - 10/18/10 06:00 PM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: HotLine1]  
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Do they routinely clean the panels, or do they rely on mother nature?


#196647 - 10/18/10 08:50 PM Re: North section of "Big" [Re: LarryC]  
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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


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