Updated: Jun 21
Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular due to its environmental benefits and cost savings. As a result, many utility companies, cities, and counties are investing in sustainable energy solutions, including solar power.
However, finding the right solar infrastructure can be challenging, especially in areas with limited space. This is where AccuSolar Floating Platforms come in. AccuSolar specializes in creating customized floating platforms for solar panels, ideal for water bodies such as small non-recreational lakes, inland reservoirs, retention ponds and more.
In this blog, we will walk you through the manufacturing process of AccuSolar Floating Platforms, from job evaluation to installation and commissioning.
1. Job Evaluation & Site Identification
The initial phase of the AccuSolar Floating Platforms manufacturing process involves conducting a thorough evaluation of the job at hand.
During this stage, AccuSolar conducts a thorough inspection of the location where the platforms will be installed. This involves assessing several crucial factors such as water depth, water level variations, fetch, wave action, site constraints, and other potential variables that could affect the platform's stability and overall performance.
Additionally, AccuSolar will conduct a feasibility study to determine the type of energy required as well as the output. Our team will also evaluate the anchoring needs based on the surrounding conditions.
This particular stage holds significant importance, as it plays a crucial role in ensuring that the floating platforms are tailored to meet the precise requirements and geographical specifics of the client.
After completing the job evaluation, our team begins the process of creating a detailed layout and design based on the environmental and social parameters established during the evaluation.
What’s special about AccuSolar’s technology is each project is custom-designed to fit the specific location and needs of the customer. Blueprinting is essential to create a visual overview of the final product and help establish accuracy guidelines for the finished product.
3. Procurement & Construction
The next step in the manufacturing process is the actual creation of the floating platforms. AccuSolar uses high-quality materials, including marine-grade aluminum, stainless steel hardware, and UV-resistant plastic floats.
The manufacturing process involves cutting, drilling, and welding the materials to create the platform's frame. After the frame is constructed, the plastic floats are attached to the frame to ensure the platform's buoyancy.
During this stage of the manufacturing process, racking frames – the structure solar panels will eventually be affixed to – are constructed.
Finally, platforms are ready to ship!
4. Shipping & Transporting
Once all platforms for the project are fully constructed and deemed ready for installation, they are shipped and transported to the installation site. Due to their lightweight character and durability, shipping and transporting the AccuSolar platforms is shockingly a simple step in the process.
Shipping and transporting timeline is dependent on the location of the installation sit, but our passionate team members ensure a seamless transition when transporting the platforms to their destination.
5. Installation & Commissioning
The final phase of the manufacturing process entails the installation and commissioning of the AccuSolar floating platforms. AccuSolar enlists the services of skilled contractors to assemble the floating components and deploy them in the aquatic environment. The procedure is relatively straightforward, with most of the assembly work taking place in the warehouse before the platforms are shipped.
The commissioning stage is a meticulous process that encompasses intricate electrical work for the solar panels, such as mounting the panels, installing cables, grounding and fixing specialized electrical components that require the expertise of a specialized team. Upon completion of the installation and commissioning process, the AccuSolar floating platforms and affixed panels are ready to start generating solar energy.
AccuSolar offers an excellent solution for utility companies, cities, and counties looking to invest in sustainable energy solutions. The manufacturing process, from job evaluation to installation and commissioning, is customized to fit the specific location and needs of the customer.
AccuSolar's high-quality materials and construction process ensure the platforms are durable and long-lasting. If you’re ready to take the next step in generating clean, renewable energy for your business, it’s time to get in contact with our team here at AccuSolar.