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As work continued in Alabama at the Birmingham Zoo project, the Good Energy Solutions crew ceased day time construction operations in order to accommodate the zoo’s busy spring break season.

The crew began working overnight shifts to keep the solar awning project at the Birmingham Zoo schedule on track.

Racking system at the Birmingham Zoo

Andy Smith installs the module racking system by headlamp and moonlight

 

First row of solar panels at the Birmingham Zoo

Installing the first row of solar modules, just before dawn

Once the truss beam installation was completed, work began on the Creotecc racking system upon which the 1SolTech solar modules are attached.

Solar Panels at the Birmingham Zoo

The first row seen from the ground…

 

Solar Panels at the Birmingham Zoo

…and from above

With the solar module installation nearly finished, the Solar Awning project’s completion is rapidly approaching.

Solar panel installation nearing completion at the Birmingham Zoo

Solar module installation nearing completion

 

UPDATE: See the finished Birmingham Zoo project in the next post: https://www.goodenergysolutions.com/blog/the-solar-powered-birmingham-zoo and the first post: https://www.goodenergysolutions.com/blog/good-energy-solutions-goes-to-the-zoo/

Good Energy Solutions has installed solar awning systems in numerous places since the completion of the Zoo project and has created a kit for DIY solar installers as well as for solar contractors. See more of our solar awning installations and the solar awning structure kit here.