Borrego Solar

ARM completed the electrical, civil and structural engineering design for a utility-scale 2409.75 kW ground-mount solar electric system in Newbury, MA for Borrego Solar  The project consisted of three adjacent sites that were constructed on undeveloped grassy fields and forestland located just off of U.S. Route 1.  The site layout was designed to minimize impacts to coastal wetlands that were mapped throughout the area.  A racking system utilizing ground screws was selected to support the solar modules in order to reduce costs and minimize subsurface risks.

ARM’s design services included, but were not limited to, site layout, erosion and sediment control design, construction specifications and details, analysis of wind and snow loading, equipment pad design, foundation layout, reviewing shop drawings, and completion of the electrical design.  The final construction drawings were signed and sealed by a Massachusetts-licensed Professional Engineer.

In addition to engineering design services, ARM provided construction-phase engineering services and construction administration oversight.  These tasks included conducting site visits, completing observation reports, responding to requests-for-information (RFIs), reviewing submittals, coordinating schedules, and drafting as-built drawings to certify compliance with the design drawings and specifications.