KINGSBURY SOLAR GETS COMMISSIONED
VEPP Inc. welcomes our most recent solar facility to come online: Kingsbury Solar, a 50 kW solar array sited in North Montpelier. Kingsbury Solar was constructed on an unused parking area behind the powerhouse of the Kingsbury Hydroelectric facility. The owners are pleased to be producing renewable energy from a piece of land that was not arable. The system was built primarily from locally purchased materials.
The Kingsbury project is a ground mounted system comprised of 216 Evergreen 230 watt modules utilizing six 8,000 watt SMA Sunny Boy inverters mounted on a Sunny Boy Tower just north of the array.
Solar Gain designed and installed the array in order to fulfill the project's no-concrete permitting requirements. The mounting and racking system is built of pressure-treated lumber, galvanized pipe and aluminum.
The framing is supported on helical piers with integral screw threads that are driven five feet into the soil, thus eliminating the need for excavation and creating virtually no soil disturbance.