The Minneapolis Convention Center Solar Project was a collaborative effort between the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy, and Best Power Int'l, LLC.
Case Study - Minneapolis Convention Center
Marcelo Gomez | Unirac
Unusual situations or problems
There were several problems to address in the design and installation of the Minneapolis Convention Center Project. An irregular rooftop design with slopes in multiple directions required the utilization of adjustable feet to ensure an array in plane or level with the roof, the northern latitude created the need for steep mounting angles, and obstacles on the roof required very specific project design. Additionally, the location presented harsh climactic elements such as snowdrifts up to eight feet high and loads of more than 100 pounds per square foot. These challenges were met by a customized IRM configured to a 30-degree tilt to optimize solar capture and output.
List of Products used:
Unirac ISYS Roof Mount (IRM)
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