Solar Power Scalability Is A Major Advantage For The Technology.
One of the added advantages to utility scale solar projects that many people do not realize is the ease of construction. Once you have chosen the property and leveled the land all that is done is to install panel after panel and wire them to the inverters systems.
Along with this ease of construction comes the ability to scale up the project, at what ever pace you want. For example in this time lapse video of what was the largest solar power project on the east of coast of the US the project is completed in phases.
Unlike a nuclear,coal or natural gas power generator, solar pv projects take only a small amount of time to install and once you have one section ready you can connect it to the grid and start producing clean power. This scalability helps with financing as well, since developers can start to realize income from the clean power project very quickly.
Solar power projects of this scale involve many different construction trades. The project requires skills ranging from excavators and mechanics to electricians and engineers. Solar power arrays are needed all over the world which means the creation of jobs in every city and hamlet. There is no better driver for the economy than a commitment to expanding solar energy.
Solar Power Scalability – The Unsung Advantage.
Phoenix Solar Inc. was the responsible EPC contractor for planning and executing this 38.6 MWp Solar Power Plant in Social Circle, GA. The system is owned by the developer and IPP Silicon Ranch Corp. – A Nashville based developer and independent power producer.
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