Solar Project at Public Works Way, Bar Harbor, Maine
FOR BAR HARBOR RESIDENTS ONLY
Overview and System Location:
Earlier this year, town councilors in Bar Harbor agreed to build the first community solar farm (CSF) in Emera Maine’s utility territory on town land located in front of the public works buildings off Crooked Road. Working with ReVision Energy of Liberty, Maine, the solar farm memberships are only available to Bar Harbor residents (both year-round and seasonal) and businesses.
The proposed solar farm has a minimum size of 49.6 kW and a maximum size of 51.15 kW. The solar system will consist of between 160 to 165 Renesola 310W 156 Series polycrystalline solar modules mounted using a ballasted ground mounting system. The modules are wired together in a series and parallel configuration and then interconnected to the utility grid through SMA TL grid tied inverters (note 1). The array performance will be monitored by SolarLog utility grade meter system which provides access to real time system performance to members, and facilitates the sale of Renewable Energy Credits.
Note 1: all component specifications are preliminary and components may be substituted for the functional equivalents until project final design and contract
Overall System size: 49-51 kW
Minimum Share size: 4.65 kW (15 modules)
Total number of shares available: 9
Expected Construction date: Winter 2015-16
Module Orientation: 190 degrees (true)
Module Pitch: 35 degrees
Total Solar Resource Fraction: 95%