Last week the Prime Contractor Conergy Canada and construction manager SkyFire Energy completed the installation of all 4,032 photovoltaic modules.
Construction continues on pace for operation in early 2015. In parallel to the tracker installation, trenching and installation of cabling is complete and electricians have begun wiring the trackers and connecting the string inverters that convert the suns energy into electricity that is suitable for delivery via a powerline to the BC Hydro system. String inverters allow for segmented power production in the solar array, providing more power production than centralized inverters which have been historically more popular.
Public access to SunMine is prohibited.
If you’re hoping to get a look at the SunMine site check out the following viewpoints:
· Magic Line, look East from the picnic table atop the second climb (Cardiac hill)
· Sunshine Corner in the Nordic Centre Trails, look East
· The trail from Duck Pond to Apache Trail in Forest Crowne, look East
· Driving North on Jim Ogilvie Way, North of Transfer Station, look Northeast
Find advice and maps on how to get there at the Visitor Info Centre in downtown Kimberley.