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ELITE FITNESS SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM INSTALLATION

For those of you who would like to see what goes into installing a larger PV array on a commercial building, we will be following the New Mexico Solar and Wind installation crew as they install a 100 kW system at Elite Fitness Center in Roswell, NM.

 

Street view of building front

 

Back of building


 

Delivering load of racking to site

 

Lifting racking to roof


 
 

Ralph and Azzi snap a line

 

Azzi placing pilot hole

 

Ralph applying sealer


 

 

Azzi and Josh installing base rails

 

Base rail installed



 


Module rails prepared for installation

 

Crew completing west roof base array rails



 


South view of completed west roof base array

 

Mid-view of completed west roof base array


 


Completed west roof array NE to SW

 

Completed west roof array NW to SE



 


Completed west roof array SE to NW

 

Completed west roof array - end of day


"The Crew" after a long, hot day
Carlos, Ralph, Josh and Azzi



 

Wiring complete on west side racking

Crew working on east side racking - It was 111° F today....Hot !!


 

East side racking

 

East side racking.....only 104° F today.



 

East and west Side racking complete - it threatened to rain all afternoon

 

East and west side racking complete - array string wiring started

 

INSTALLING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES


 

Bringing Aide Solar modules to the site from our warehouse

34' Genie Lift



 

Genie Lift In Action

 

Lifting modules to roof



 

First row of modules installed - Array 8

 

Modules laid out for installation



 

Laying out modules for Array 7

 

Installing modules


 

Mounting modules on east roof

 

Big hats are a must on 100+ degree days


 

Array 7 Complete

 

Array 6 Complete


 

East roof - Arrays 5-8 complete

 

East roof Arrays complete

   

Walkway between Arrays 7 and 8

 

SW to NE view of East roof

 

.....on to the West roof


 
 

Working on west roof, Array 2

 

Working on Array 3

 

Array 2 Completed


 
Working on Array 3 and 4   Array 3 complete

 
All east side arrays 1-4 complete   All roof arrays complete - total of 528 modules installed

 

Combiner Boxes Installed - South to North View

 

North to South View


 

Turning corner to main junction box

 

Main junction box and conduit to Inverter


 

Main Junction Box between Arrays and Inverter

 

Arrays, combiner boxes and conduit from South


 

Arrays, combiner boxes and conduit from North

 

Arrays, combiner boxes and conduit from North


 

Conduit and Main Solar Junction Box

 

East Arrays from North

 

SOLAR SYSTEM INSTALLATION COMPLETION
 


 

Electrician wiring solar meter panel

 

Electrician wiring inverter


 

Completed inverter installation

 

Completed inverter installation


 

East arrays from roof peak

 

West arrays from roof peak


 

West Arrays from south roof peak

 

East Arrays from SE corner


 

West Arrays from South roof peak

 

East Arrays from South roof peak


 

West Arrays

East Arrays


 

Electrical Inspection Passed

 

Installing combiner box fuses


 

Xcel connection to facility

 

Wiring fused DC disconnect to Xcel CT box


 

Making final connections to Xcel Energy

 

Final Xcel connections completed


 

AC power fused disconnect wired

 

Production meter box prepared for meter installation


 

Re-connecting power to Elite Fitness Facility

 

Installing Solar System Production Meter


 

Steve Gonzales of Xcel Energy

 

Installing Xcel revenue meter


 

Checking DC power input

 

System completed

 
 
 

.....end of day and another quality New Mexico Solar and Wind project completed.

 

If you have enjoyed seeing how a roof-mounted solar system is installed and are interested in learning more about how solar power can save
 you money and help the environment, send us an email or give us a call.  We will be pleased to visit your site and do an analysis for you.

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