SunWize engineers designed 5 models so the customer could choose the correct system to best meet each power requirement at a particular location. Some systems were carried to the sites by people and some on horseback.
One of the logistical challenges facing SunWize was the transportation of foundation materials to the site via boat and manual labor. To avoid the tremendous effort associated with the transport of materials such as cement and aggregate, SunWize used earth augers as solar array anchor points. The augers were hand installed and exceed specifications for maxi-mum wind loading at 120 mph.
The site consists of a high-precision GPS instrument powered exclusively by SunWize equipment. The nearest power line is 25 km away. This site has now been running for 6 years without any data loss. Research is also being conducted in the Lost River Range of Idaho.
SunWize solar engineering provides industry and government with cost-effective and dependable solar power systems for outdoor equipment where utility power is unavailable or impractical. Our solar engineering expertise includes off-grid solar power systems and solar hybrid systems which can include generators, fuel cells, and/or wind turbines for micro-grids or as secondary energy sources.
Strength and size needed to be engineered into the design to handle the severe weather that can be found on the cape. Our engineers also took in account the other environmental conditions such as the coastal region, salty and swampy conditions, and the possibility of regular lighting hits.