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.