10.8 MW Cooperative Solar One - complete!

 10.8 MW AC combination fixed tilt and single axis tracker.  Photo courtesy of Mike Sexton.

10.8 MW AC combination fixed tilt and single axis tracker.  Photo courtesy of Mike Sexton.

EETN and partner Valcor Solutions completed work on 10.8MW solar PV installation for the Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative in Lexington, KY.  EETN/Valcor were the electrical, pile and civil subcontractor for the general contractor Lendlease.  The fixed tilt portion of the project was SolarFlexRack G3X and the single axis tracker was ATI.   This project was an exercise in handling difficult subterranean characteristics that affected civil and pile structural design. 

"This project was very challenging on our pile team.  The geotechnical analysis showed shallow bedrock that ended up preventing 35% of driven piles from reaching minimum embedment.  We poured concrete for 554 spread footers for driven piles that did not meet required embedment.  The team handled the extensive remediation in stride enabling project completion on schedule." - Terry Hamer, Director of Operations.