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JJM FARMS SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM INSTALLATION

On this page, we will be following the New Mexico Solar and Wind installation crew as they install a 100 kW system at JJM Farms in Dexter, NM.  This unique installation will provide all the power required to operate a deep artesian irrigation well and center pivot sprinkler.

JJM Farms - Menefee Farm Artesian Well

JJM Farms - Menefee Farm Center Pivot Sprinkler



JJM Farms - Menefee Farm Solar Energy System Site from South

JJM Farms - Menefee Farm Solar Energy Site from North



INSTALLATION DESIGN


 

INSTALLING ARRAY POSTS
 

   

GPS

 

GPS Post Placement

 

Array Post Locations Staked and Flagged


 
 

Post Driving Machine

 

Raising Post into Position

 

Lowering Hydraulic Hammer to Post


 
 

Aligning Post Vertically

 

Driving Post 63" into ground

 

Installed Post



 

Array Posts Installed

 

Array Posts Installed


Solar Power is coming to the Pecos Valley


 


Laying out Racking Materials

 

Materials Ready for Mounting

 

INSTALLING ARRAY RACKING
 


 

Posts and Binders Installed

    

Posts and Binders Installed


 

First Array Racking Installed

 

View of Array Racking from South


 

Installing Racking Rails

 

Completed Sub-Array Racking


 

Completed Sub-Array Racking

 

Completed Sub-Array Racking


 

Completed Sub-Array Racking

 

Completed Sub-Array Racking


 

Completed Sub-Array Racking

 

Completed Sub-Array Racking

 

INSTALLING SOLAR MODULES
 


 

Unloading modules for first array

 

First array of modules installed


 

Installing modules on Arrays 2 and 3

 

Check out our new "Parking Garage"


 

Unpacking more modules

 

Rain clouds threatening to stop work


 

Rain less than a mile away; maybe we should quit for the day.....

The rain finally came......but at least the arrays got a wash job!


 

Installing the last modules on the last subarray

 

Waiting for the cement truck to come


 

Inverter slab poured.

 

The center pivot sprinkler passes by the Solar Array that will power it.


Wide angle shot looking down 9 rows of Subarrays totaling 550 Solar PV Modules


 

Looking down the Alley

 

15 Subarrays - 550 modules


JJM Farms Solar Installation from NM Highway 2


 

Installing string wiring on Array

 

Array 1 and 2 string wiring completed


 

Module string wiring completed - back view

 

Module string wiring completed - front view


 

Conduit Trench - 500' North to South

 

Conduit Trench - South from Inverter Pad


 

Conduit Trench - North from Inverter Pad

 

DC conduit in trench to Inverter


 

Relocated Inverter pad

 

Inverter Pad with AC conduit


 

DC Wiring Conduits in trenches to Array 3

 

DC and AC Wiring Conduit in trenches


 

DC and AC Wiring Conduit in trench to combiner box

 

DC and AC Wiring Conduit in trench to Inverter


 

AC and DC Conduit in main Trench

 

Starting backfill on main trench


 

Combiner Box with Seal-tite strain reliefs

 

Interior of wired Combiner Box


 

Utility Service Point with AC Disconnect

 

Fused AC Disconnect Wired


 

Conduit to Production Meter

 

Production Meter Socket


 

Backfilling Trenches

 

Backfilling Trenches


 

Nextronex Inverter Installed

 

480V Transformer Installed


 

Making adjustments on Inverter

 

Inverter on line


 

Solar J-Box

 

Solar Combiner Box


 

Solar Recombiner Box feeding into Inverter

 

AC Service Disconnect Panel


 

Production Meter - 4:15 pm

 

Revenue Meter - 4:30 pm (exporting power)


 

Inverter Operating and online, making clean Solar power

 

Production and Revenue Meters


 

Completed Solar System with Fencing

 

Making Clean Solar Power

ANOTHER INFINERGY SOLAR SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAKING CLEAN, EFFICIENT, AFFORDABLE SOLAR POWER.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE SYSTEMS PHOTOS TO COME.......

 

THANKS

Thanks and appreciation is given to Murray Hambrick, Kimberly Davis and all the staff of Infinergy Wind and Solar for their support and help, especially to Ralph Chambati for his patience and instruction, to Wrangler Electric, Mike Brinkman and crew for a job well done, to Xcel Energy, Steve Gonzales, Robert Perea and Jackie Webb for their help and cooperation, to our major suppliers Aide Solar, Nextronex Energy Systems, Schletter Solar Mounting Systems and Roswell Winlectric, and to John Berry and JJM Farms for their patience and help.

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