Tour of A Solar Energy System

Tour of A Solar Energy System


Hey, I’m Bryce. I work with Paradise Energy as a project manager,
and we’re here onsite today in Fredericksburg, PA at a poultry farm where we installed a
130 kW DC system with nine SolarEdge inverters, and I’d like to take you on a tour. Obviously the panels are on top of this chicken
barn here. It made the most sense for the interconnection
point of our system to help with the cost savings for the customer for wire. Okay, so we have 396 Axitec 330 panels on
the roof. That DC power comes down to our nine SolarEdge
inverters here. And then it inverts it to AC power. That’s cranking out about 412 amps through
this combiner panel. After that we trench over 125 feet to our
interconnection point. Let’s go! This AC disconnect switch is something we
have outside by our utility meter on every job for safety purposes. It’s required by NEC code and also fire
fighters and police know this is how you disconnect the solar system. So before interconnection, we hit our AC safety
switch, we go inside, and we interconnect to the utility grid. Let’s go take a look inside at the utility
interconnection. Inside here we have our interconnection point. We decided for this project to do a supply-side
tap. So what that means is utility has power coming
in and we have an 800 amp main distribution panel. So what we did here is you can see all these
lugs down here at the bottom we just did a multi-port Polaris tap on these conductors
so that we interconnect to the utility system and it’s before the customer’s generator
so you don’t have to worry about back feeding or generator transfer switch issues. Thanks for joining me and taking the time
to watch this video. I hope you have a better understanding of
how solar works. I know there are a lot of components and we
can be sure to answer any questions you do have. One thing I want to mention is that this poultry
farm is pretty much 100% renewable energy now. Have a great day!

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