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.