Agricultural Solar: Retrofit Installation

These two barns are in great shape and have had a productive life servicing an active horse operation. Adding solar was a natural choice for the owner. Fitting all the desired solar onto the barn roofs was not easy, so the owner, a qualified mechanical engineer, designed his own custom racking system with our help. The resulting array actually overhangs the roof peak on both barns. This is normally not a recommended method to mount a solar array, but in this case the mounting method was supported with appropriate engineering.

This is another example of multiple smaller string inverters chosen to maximize serviceability and minimize down time in the event of a failure: a vote for long term reliability.

Wiring from the PV combiners was buried under the horse riding ring as well as through the barnyard.

The system is equipped with full weather monitoring for tracking performance against expectation.

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It has been a great pleasure working with you, the project has gone very smoothly. We are very pleased and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you over the next 20 years as we generate power.
I was a great relief to find Generation Solar, after having numerous unpleasant dealings with my initial installer. Their responsiveness and professionalism were top notch. They represented me in dealings with my equipment manufacturer over a warranty issue and produced results that I don't feel I could have on my own. Most importantly, they did what they said they would and kept me informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate recommending Generation Solar and look forward to a continued relationship with them.
I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the system you and your team installed. Things have been running great. Checking the inverter for the daily output has been part of my routine, and I enjoy counting the kW. Thanks so much for all the work, professionalism and guidance on this project. You and your team are great.
Wanted you to know that Jackson and Geordie were Amazing and very helpful, hard working in the heat. They did an Awesome job and were very tidy, a hot weather bonus is probably in order though they did say they love working for you.

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