Wisconsin-based H&H Solar, a unit of H&H Group Holdings, has completed two solar energy projects located in Dubuque, Iowa.
For both projects, H&H Solar provided the design, engineering, construction and final installation. The West Dubuque project, now the largest and most powerful solar energy location in Iowa, is a 5MWdc ground mount installation. It is located on a 22-acre parcel utilizing AP-Alternatives Fixed Tilt Ground Mounted Racking, Canadian Solar Modules and Canadian Solar Inverters. The company also handled the procurement and permitting for the project. Due to accessibility issues, the construction of 2,000 feet of service roads was required for a successful installation.
Officially named the Port of Dubuque Solar Garden, the second project is a 1.2 MW facility located on a 5-acre parcel that was originally an industrial site.
According to Dave Garner, Project Developer for H&H Solar, “This was an extremely challenging project, not because of its scope, but because it was an industrial site located adjacent to downtown Dubuque…these types of issues aren’t necessarily what we deal with in many other solar projects we design and construct.”
The Port of Dubuque Solar Garden features ground-mounted, fixed tilt ballasted racking from Solar Flex and Solar Modules and Inverters from Canadian Solar. The installation provides power to the grid at 13.8kV and features a Learning Center that offers information about the site to the public.
Combined, these two projects are expected to power 850 homes from their 19,160 panels that rest on a total of 27 acres.