Remote First Nations Village Solar Array
Many Remote First Nations Villages are powered by diesel generators that require diesel to be barged in at huge expense. Due to this high cost solar panels have 4 – 5 year return on investment and dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of the diesel generator alternative. Postech Screw Piles saved the contractor from barging in 300,000lbs of precast concrete footings from Richmond to the North end of Vancouver Island. Using piles also saved the need to level the array site and ship in road base for the concrete footings further. Solar arrays will be mounted on the installed piles that are 6 to 9ft deep due to the soft surface conditions of the ground. screw piles were much faster and provided significant savings for the contractor. Piles are also reusable if the arrays ever need to be moved in the future whereas concrete would cause more environmental damage.