Volume I of the field manual covers utility-scale solar business models and financing options. Volumes II and III cover topics for engineers.
Cooperative Utility PV Field Manual
NRECA’s Cooperative Utility PV Field Manual is a three-volume series designed to support electric cooperatives as they explore and pursue utility solar PV deployments. SUNDA products and lessons learned for evaluation, implementation and operation of utility-scale solar PV are discussed in detail. (Note: Volumes II and III are written specifically for engineers.)
Volume I: Business Models and Financing Options
Attachment: SEPA Tax Manual
Volume II: Planning, Design, Installation/Interconnection, and Commissioning
Volume III: Operations, Maintenance, and Monitoring
Attachment A – PV Site Commissioning Checklist
Attachment B – PV Site Inspection Checklist – Punchlist and Annual
Attachment C – PV DC Insulation Test – Commissioning and Annual
Attachment D – PV String Test – Commissioning and Annual
Attachment E – Energy and Capacity Performance Test – Commissioning and Annual
Attachment F – Sample Report – O&M Annual Report Template
SUNDA Reference Designs
Experienced engineers can use these templates to design for 250kW (single inverter and string inverter design), 500 kW and 1 MW utility-scale PV solar projects.
250kW 600V, Single Inverter
250kW 1000V, String Inverter
500kW 1000V, Single Inverter
1000kW 1000V, Two 500kW Inverters
1000kW 1000v, Singleaxis Tracking System with String Inverters
1050kW 1500V, Single Inverter
SUNDA Reference Block Design Disclaimer
The CAD files for these designs are available to co-op members. Please send request to SUNDA@nreca.coop.