Note: The information contained in this periodical weblog may be outdated. This was my personal weblog published before January 1, 2015. Since then I have been the co-owner and Principal Solar Designer at Florida Solar Design Group.

Naples Botanical Garden Progress

Today was an exciting day at Naples Botanical Garden. Fafco Solar started installing the photovoltaic modules on the roof in a phase that is expected to take about three days. The guys were “treated” to a light breeze to cool things down despite the sunny weather. It’s still hard work and very hot up there…

Naples Botanical Garden
PV Modules start to go in place.

I’m very impressed with these SolarWorld SW245 Monocystalline modules. These have the Version 2.0 frame at just 31mm thick for a sleek appearance. The new glass coating is gorgeous!

Naples Botanical Garden
Rows of modules are starting to take shape.

This job is a great opportunity to cross-train employees who are normally assigned to Solar Pool Heat installation or the service department.

Naples Botanical Garden Team Members
Jimmy and Troy work on securing another module with Unirac top clamps.

Also starting today was Kevin Pagodin from Energy Solutions of Southwest Florida who is doing the A/C electrical work to interconnect the PV system to the existing electrical system. We have worked with Kevin before on commercial jobs, and he does great work. Thanks, Kevin!

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