West Greenwich 2.1MW Solar Project - West Greenwich, R.I.
Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) began work on a 2.1MW solar project in West Greenwich, Rhode Island in April 2013. This was the first solar project installation completed by MEC during the winter, and snow and ice were a major concern when it came to safety. Weather also played a major factor in how much trench could be open at one time, because snow could melt in the trench and freeze any installed conduit. Correct ordering of materials and scheduling crews were instrumental in the completion of this project on time.
MEC crews installed:
The site was located on a 15 degree slope from East to West, which added challenges to installation. There was also a 60 foot hill on site, which added more challenges when pulling 15kV Cable. At peak, MEC crews were made up of 25 IBEW Local 223 Members. The project was completed in June 2013 and with no safety incidents.