SolarQuest July 2004

  Saturday 10th

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EcoLapagos Report

 
 

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SATURDAY MORNING

The solar array is installed on the roof of a concrete building which is located in the southern corner of CNG's property.

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Back view of the PV array from ground level. The structure has an inclination of about 10 degrees facing north.

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The combinar box for Array B is in place. The box is combining in parallel 5 sets of 4 panels in series per set.

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Likewise, the combiner box for Array A is also combining 5 sets of 4 panels each. Both boxes have an identical configuration of elements.

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The power lines from Array A and B run inside the black pipe lying on top of the roof.

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The re-wiring and re-configuration of the photovoltaic array has been completed.

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Junction box in the back of one panel that ilustrates the series connections that were implemented.

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One set of 4 panels connected in series. Notice the ground wires interconnecting the panel's frames.

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This perspective shows the conduit used to run the wires from each set to the combiner box.

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The metallic structure was also used to support the conduit to run the cables for the series connections to the combiner boxes.

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Another perspective of combiner box for Array B

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Close-up picture of conduit attached to the structure.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Each saturday we we also organized a BBQ in the patio of the school that gave us the chance to meet each other a little bit more.

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After the BBQ we continued working. Enrique Torres is installing the AC breaker box for the new system.

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Luis Rosero and Enrique are mounting one inverter to the wall. It weights 55 pounds.

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Enrique is done with the first out of two inverters, and the AC box. It remains to be mounted the DC breaker box and the two charge controllers.

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Luis and Enrique are tightening the last bolts to hold the inverters and the breaker boxes.

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To the left is the DC breaker box, two Outback FX-2548 inverters and the AC breaker box to the right. The autotransformer is mounted inside the AC breaker box.

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The achievements of the day: Completion of photovoltaic array re-wiring and mounting of main electronic components in the control room.