Sunday, 28 August 2016

Day Trip Wednesday, Aug. 24: Part 1

Wednesday we took a drive. This was part one. Yesterday's post included the critters: Day Trip: cranes, heron, otter, ducks!

Lots of old, falling apart barns. There are many hobby farms, gone to dust. The land cleared by settlers, in order to make their land claims.

This sign said 'Via Dolorosa.'

Off we went. I found 3 dead end roads to explore. You never know what you'll find!
I did some research to figure out what these are. Huge solar panels, obviously. Here we are:  Site 7 Beckwith Solar Farm (10MW)
A solar farm is proposed which will collect the energy from the sun using crystalline photovoltaic modules and convert it to electrical energy for distribution to the local electricity distribution system. The solar farm has a name plate capacity of 10 MW of electricity. The solar farm is designated as a “class 3” solar facility as defined by Section 4 of O. Reg. 359/09 regarding Renewable Energy Approvals. A class 3 solar facility is a renewable energy facility with a name plate power capacity greater than 10kW situated at any location other than being mounted on the roof or wall of a building. Solar PV modules consume no fuel and create no atmospheric emissions, ground vibrations or water pollution in the generation of electricity.

The solar farm is mounted on steel supports and arrayed in long WE rows. Each array is connected to a small shelter that houses electric current conversion equipment and switches. The electric power from the converter shelters is run via underground or surface cable to electric utility interconnect equipment at the edge of the arrays, and from that to the electricity distribution line (i.e. grid).

There is a pond in front, and someone was up above welding. Someone else was in a lawn chair supervising! The project promised to use local contractors, and this must apply to maintenance, as well.

They are on Kidd R., in Beckwith. The company, Mann Engineering,  has many across southern Ontario. This one you can see from satellites!

Solar Projects

Click on a project below for more information.

Solar power from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Kidd rd., Beckwith Township, Derry Sideroad


Anvilcloud said...

The gate/entrance in photo 2 is interesting. From what I am seeing on blogs, it is Texas-style.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Looks like it was pretty scenery. We looked at the wildlife post too.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Gotta love the renewables! These are a very interesting design... YAM xx

baili said...

you have great place dear

i am from bailiandi where you left your kind comment that i should be careful using others art work
i am very careful about it dear when one opens my blog first sight is my words about that to paint my words better i use images from google Images and if i was the one who's art is being taken to beautify some other source of art i will be proud of it

have a blessed day best wishes

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You found some beautiful scenes and some interesting things to learn about ... thanks for sharing both. We've always like finding dead-end roads and out of the way places to explore. Used to say that 'getting lost was half the fun'.... except when we were full-time RVing -- getting lost or taking a wrong turn onto a dead end was not an enjoyable option when we were pulling our long long trailer!

William Kendall said...

The solar farm is quite impressive.

Debbie said...

We have a lot of homes in our area with these solar panels, it has become very popular. I have never seen solar farms like this, it is quite fascinating!!

jandi said...

The sky was beautiful! Have a beautiful week!