Quest Renewables and Hannah Solar Complete 955kW Carport System for AVX Corp.

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Quest Renewables, an industry leader in the commercial solar carport market, announced the completion of a 955kW solar system in partnership with its customer, Hannah Solar. The system features 10 QuadPod double cantilever canopies designed and engineered by Quest Renewables. The system contains 2,730 bi-facial modules from Trina Solar.

Quest Renewables’ technology is based on Georgia Tech research and the company is in the Advanced Technology Development Center’s ATDC Signature portfolio.

Pete Marte, CEO of Hannah Solar, said of the project, “[This is] the largest system [Quest has] done and one of the largest carports we’ve done as well. It is just so beautiful with the Trina glass-on-glass panels, clear black backsheet, and the light comes through. It’s just a really, really good-looking installation. We couldn’t be happier with the product and we’re really pleased to have worked with Quest and the whole team in the Southeast.”

Hannah Solar completed the truss construction and erection of the QuadPod solar system for AVX Corp. in Fountain Inn, South Carolina in just 28 days. The construction supervisor conveyed that each 273 panel truss was constructed and panelized in 100 labor hours.Dividing the labor force into three specialized teams – steel construction, panelization, and electrical – contributed to the speed and safety of the construction as each team became experts in their function. After the on-the-ground assembly, panel placement, inverter mounting, wiring, and lighting, the canopy units were lifted by crane for final attachment, minimizing overhead work and optimizing worksite safety. Because 90% of QuadPod’s construction takes place on the ground, construction with QuadPod canopies is three times faster than traditional carport systems. 

Each double cantilever in the system is supported on just 3 foundations and produces 95.5kW of power. The power generated by the system will be used to offset energy used by AVX Corporation at their manufacturing facility in Fountain Inn, SC.

“With Trina’s bi-facial modules topping Quest’s racking system, you feel like you are walking underneath an art installation,” said Wyatt Roscoe, Quest Renewables project manager. “The system is open and light-filled and is architecturally and aesthetically pleasing.”