Tannery Brook, Groton solar farm located on dump site.

Tannery Brook, Groton solar farm located on dump site.

CPG NM#5007 with the VT Public Service Board was issued on October 16, 2014.

The site’s 654 Canadian Solar 260 watt (DC) panels are arranged east-west, five high landscape on ground mounts. Seven 20 kW SUNNY TRIPOWER 20000 TL-US inverters convert the DC electricity output from groups of 96 panels to alternating current required for connection to the grid. Total output is 140 kW AC. Expected productivity is approximately 200,000 kWhs in the first full year, depending on weather.

The service connection with GMP is through a overhead “secondary drop” line that extends from GMP’s existing power line (three-phase service) along Rt 302 through three transformers to the new pole #712219 and then down to our interconnection pedestal in the north east corner of the site. FairPoint provides our interconnect through the same pole.

The group of solar farmers here is comprised of 13 residences, with the average residence having purchased 13 panels. One-third of the panels (200) are owned by Wells River Savings Bank. The other 15% are owned by Catamount Film & Arts in St. Johnsbury. The remaining 20% of the panels are owned by the project and credits from those panels are used to pay for operating costs.

Refuse storage area

Refuse storage area

Seeding cleared site.

Seeding cleared site.

Cleared site ready for footings

Cleared site ready for footings

Trenches for conduit

Trenches for conduit

Marking footing sites

Marking footing sites

Materials

Materials

Screw footings prior to setting in ground

Screw footings prior to setting in ground

Pre-drilling screw holes

Pre-drilling screw holes

Setting screws

Setting screws

Ground screw setting team

Ground screw setting team

Rack construction - setting angle

Rack construction - setting angle

Set screws in ground screws

Set screws in ground screws

Racking team

Racking team

Racks

Racks

Electrician and SMA 20kW inverters

Electrician and SMA 20kW inverters

Electrical - high voltage and low voltage

Electrical - high voltage and low voltage

Grid interconnection and disconnect

Grid interconnection and disconnect

Conduit from racks to grid connect

Conduit from racks to grid connect

Solar panel delivery

Solar panel delivery

Solar panels to site

Solar panels to site

Placing panels

Placing panels

96 260 watt panels per inverter

96 260 watt panels per inverter

All panels set

All panels set

Crew after panels set

Crew after panels set

GMP interconnection - secondary drop

GMP interconnection - secondary drop

Meter being set

Meter being set

Meter prior to first read

Meter prior to first read

May 2015

May 2015

Air Photo

Air Photo

Ribbon Cutting August

Ribbon Cutting August

Results of operations are tabulated below and are periodically updated.

 

 

Live image of site.

Actual results – note approximate 3 hr time delay.

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