Crystal Spring Farm Community Solar Farm (Brunswick, ME)

Overview and System Location:

The Crystal Spring Farm CSF is located on the property at 277 Pleasant Hill Road in Brunswick, ME. The solar array was installed just to the west of the farm complex adjacent to Woodside Road. The solar array was installed on a ground mounted racking structure that runs along one of the existing fence lines. The site is level and clear of obstructions. The solar access is excellent, resulting in a highly efficient solar system.

System Design:

The solar farm has a size of 78.6kW. The solar system consists of 286 Q-Cells 275 watt polycrystalline solar modules mounted to a pile driven ground mounted racking system. The modules are wired together in a series of parallel configuration and then interconnected to the utility grid through SMA TL grid tied inverters. The array performance is being monitored by a SolarLog utility grade meter system which provides access to real time system performance to members, and facilitates the sale of Renewable Energy Credits.

System Performance:
Module Orientation: 168 degrees (true)
Module Pitch: 35 degrees
Total Solar Resource Fraction: 95%

At this nearly ideal solar site and with the benefit of effective convective module cooling from the ground mounted system, the Resource Conservation SolarFarm is expected to produce 1,253 kwhr per kW on average through the year. ReVision Energy’s solar advisors will be glad to size a share in the solar farm to meet your particular renewable energy goals.