Step by step for installing industrial scale solar
Photos and video provided by Douglas Doe, Cranston, RI solar farm
Step 1: bring equipment- work done was from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To view all photos, click here
Step 2: putting up the fence
Step 3: Clearing the land
Trees, boulders, stumps and top soil was removed. To watch all 4 videos, click here (turn volume up)
Step 4: Leveling the land and removing top soil
The land is then leveled and top soil is piled all up after the debris is removed. Depending on the contract, they may or may not be required to put it back on top before the solar panels are installed.
Step 5: Access roads installed
Step 6: Installing power lines to view all photos, click here
Ten 45 foot poles with multiple transformers erected along a short stretch of dirt road have completely changed the rural landscape. One of the 45 foot fiberglass poles erected along Lippitt Ave. About 60 trees were cut down along Lippitt Ave for the construction of the power line. These there images show the new poles erected along Hope Road. The new power lines require a ten foot clearance from the trees. The planned destruction and alteration of the rural view scape is obvious.
Installing solar panels
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