The primary solar project developer in Rhode Island, Southern Sky, contracted CS Energy to design and construct this 1MW solar project in Warwick.
CS Energy designed two fields for solar panels to avoid disturbing wetlands. Working with limited space and budget, the team has kept the project on schedule and reduced costs by value engineering the wiring runs to the transformers.
As a smaller project, CS Energy managed two subcontractors as well as self-performing trenching and post driving. At a peak of about 30 workers, the site is expected to be finished at the beginning of September, a few months after posts were installed.
To be able to save money and preserve the wetland, the designers are running an overhead wire across the corner of the wetland. This saves on trenching through the wetland and avoids the potential of hitting a high-pressure gas line that is nearby in the ground. When completed, this will bring the two solar fields together in a safe and cost-effective method.