The Importance of Design

Sound Solar Systems LLC has long been of the mind that a good design is extremely important in both the short-term and long-term production and benefits of a solar system. There are a few design considerations that are very important and that are often overlooked when designing a system. Some of these include the effects of module long term voltage drop on inverter performance and production; the external transformer efficiency considerations, which could lead to long-term losses; proper wire management measures; and including long-term maintenance considerations such as ground-mount lawn mowing, roof-mount drain cleaning and snow removal requirements, which could all prevent much larger issues long-term. Both module and string level monitoring is also very important and makes troubleshooting significantly easier.

It is crucial that the firm designing and constructing the system is well versed in these issues, has the capacity to design solutions, and has the history and longevity to maintain and troubleshoot should any issues arise.

Sound Solar Design Projects:

 

Belchertown

Warren, MA
Size: 1,266 kW
Date of Completion: December 31, 2015

WILBRAHAM

Wilbraham, MA

Size: 930 kW
Date of Completion: August 22, 2016

DDR Shopper's World

Framingham, MA

Size: 1,673 kW
Date of Completion: November 30, 2017

CC Solar

Highgate, VT

Size: 697 kW
Date of Completion: October 27, 2017

johnston

Johnston, RI

Size: 4,200 kW
Date of Completion: In Progress

RISING PAPER

Great Barrington, MA
Size: 3,300 kW
Date of Completion: May 6, 2016

SHEFFIELD

Sheffield, MA

Size: 975 kW
Date of Completion: October 26, 2016

cedarville

Plymouth, MA

Size: 3,400 kW
Date of Completion: July 10, 2017

Shirley water

Shirley, MA

Size: 2,600 kW
Date of Completion: August 12, 2017

sand pit solar

Highgate, VT

Size: 697 kW

Date of Completion: October 27, 2017

RAIL TAIL

Great Barrington, MA
Size: 2,800 kW
Date of Completion: May 6, 2016

Spartan

North Hanover, NJ

Size: 9,999 kW
Date of Completion: March 29, 2017

shirley Landfill

Shirley, MA

Size: 1,350 kW
Date of Completion: May 15, 2017

big george

Plymouth, MA

Size: 1,200 kW
Date of Completion: In Progress