Opsun partenered with Scalo Solar Solutions to develop the largest solar system in Western Pennsylvania. The project required to fit 4968 PVs on an existing abandonned steel mill, in order to transform it into a novel manufacturing facility associated with the University Carnegie Melon. Project management required a structure that could be built on the ground, and then craned up onto the roof, to minimize labor.
Opsun's engineers had to study all the steel beams of the structure, and devised 13 different sub-arrays, each matching different roof H-Beams profile and position. Over 50 pages of custom plans were crafted to show in details where each different section of the PV structure was meant to go, saving tremendous time to the installation team (Opsun's Total Engineering™ process aims at finding solutions to all anticipated challenges before getting on site, allowing for an effective work load planning).
The result is a custom, super solid unique structure, fixed on existing steal beams, fully optimized for bifacial PVs (no aluminum racking obstruction under the PVs). Installation time was dramatically reduced as a direct result of the collaboration with Opsun, since we tailored a solution adapted to the specific requirements of this project.