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Edison Landfill Solar Project

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  • Project Overview/

    • Patriot Solar Group (PSG) in cooperation with Vanguard Energy Partners began initial layout and mounting designs in 2016 to build the Edison Landfill Solar Project, a 7.8 MW array located in New Jersey.  The 24,375 solar panels are mounted on a ballasted mount to prevent any penetration of the landfill cap.
    • The ground mount array utilized driven ballasted concrete blocks in accordance with local building codes, desired height clearance, and site specific soil conditions.

    Project Objectives/

    • Design racking system in compliance with all local building codes.
    • Engineer ballast design to work with site conditions and achieve desired height clearance of 30 inches above grade at a 25° panel tilt.
    • Customize rail lengths for row endings and breaks in panel rows to avoid obstacles while still utilizing the maximum amount of space efficiently.
    • Deliver racking materials on a consistent schedule for continuous delivery to installation crews.
    • Install racking system quickly to maintain project schedule.

    Project Results/

    • Racking design met the desired height clearance in accordance with 90 MPH wind load and 50 PSF snow load.
    • Ballasted ground mount allowed for installation on sloping hills and uneven terrain in both NS & EW directions.
    • All racking material was delivered on time.

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