Quest Renewables develops 955-kW South Carolina solar carport
Solar racking specialists Quest Renewables completed a 955-kW carport solar system in partnership with customer Hannah Solar. The system features 10 QuadPod double cantilever canopies designed and engineered by Quest Renewables, and contains 2,730 bi-facial modules from Trina Solar.
Hannah Solar completed the truss construction and erection of the QuadPod solar system for AVX Corporation in Fountain Inn, South Carolina in 28 days. The construction supervisor conveyed that each 273 panel truss was constructed and paneled in 100 labor hours. Dividing the labor force into three specialized teams—steel construction, paneling and electrical—contributed to the speed and safety of the construction. After the on-the-ground assembly, panel placement, inverter mounting, wiring and lighting, the canopy units were lifted by crane for final attachment, minimizing overhead work and optimizing worksite safety.
“With Trina’s bi-facial modules topping Quest’s racking system, you feel like you are walking underneath an art installation,” said Wyatt Roscoe, project manager at Quest Renewables. “The system is open and light-filled and is architecturally and aesthetically pleasing.”
Each double cantilever in the system is supported on three foundations and produces 95.5 kW of power. The power generated by the system will be used to offset energy used by AVX Corporation at their manufacturing facility in Fountain Inn.
“[This is] the largest system [Quest has] done and one of the largest carports we’ve done as well,” said Pete Marte, CEO of Hannah Solar. “It is just so beautiful with the Trina glass-on-glass panels, clear black backsheet, and the light comes through. It’s just a really, really good-looking installation. We couldn’t be happier with the product and we’re really pleased to have worked with Quest and the whole team in the Southeast.”
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