What’s been happening at our architectural millwork shop?

Solar Project recap at South Shore Millwork

What we have learned: There are many moving pieces and details to manage when adding solar to your architectural millwork shop!

This past week was an exciting one at South Shore Millwork with the:

  • Field excavation being completed.
  • New addition well under construction.
  • Electrical components ordered.
  • Installers selected.
  • Permits submitted.
  • Solar panels mounted.

The mounting of the solar panels was interesting to watch. The panels are mounted to a racking system which is secured to the ground by means of a specialized 6 foot screw; this patented screw is manufactured by Terrasmart. The screws are driven into the ground and the racks are bolted to the top of the screw. It’s a pretty amazing thing so see – a 6 foot screw!

During the past couple of weeks, we have: 

  • Ordered from Terrasmart more than 300 screws.
  • Received from Borrego Solar’s team of engineers a 75% drawing approval set for electrical and structural considerations.
  • Sent out the drawing approval set for bid to the electrical contractors.
  • Ordered SMA Inverters and Canadian Solar Panels.
  • Performed a site walk through with the electrical contractors.
  • Completed the layout of the electrical room switch gear, inverters, and disconnect switches.
  • Began the permitting paperwork process.

Stay tuned, there’s more to come.

If you’d like to discuss an upcoming custom architectural millwork project, please contact Wayne Barthe at 781-738-3012 or email him at wbarthe@southshoremillwork.com.

Also, be sure to check out some of our custom architectural millwork projects and see for yourself why we are known as the New England luxury builder of fine millwork and casework.

South Shore Millwork Building Expansion


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Sunday we blogged about our first of three expansions, the addition of Wayne Barthe. Today, we’re going to update you on our second expansion – our architectural millwork shop project. We are excited to report that about a month ago, … Continue reading