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TRACKER INSTALLATION  page 1  page 2  page 3  page 4   page 5  page 6  page 7  page 8  page 9  page 10  page 11  page 12  page 13  page 14  page 15  page 16  page 17  Page 18  page 19

 

Note the ground wire connected to the pipe column base. We have two ground rods per each tracker base, due to shallow bed rock, both for the pipe and tracker frame. The electronics system must be grounded by one point only, at the control inverters, to reduce the chance of problems due to voltage differences between AC and DC sides of the system in the event of a close lightning strike; http://www.wholesalesolar.com/pdf.folder/Download%20folder/lightning%26grounding.pdf

 This is our second tracker base going up! And finally a photo of our concrete plant. We also fill the pipe with concrete, leaving 6" open at the top for the bearing housing that protrudes into the top of the pipe. This gives us a super strong base to survive a 150+ mph wind.

TRACKER INSTALLATION  page 1  page 2  page 3  page 4   page 5  page 6  page 7  page 8  page 9  page 10  page 11  page 12  page 13  page 14  page 15  page 16  page 17  Page 18  page 19

 

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