Fun with cement

We started a pole-mount PV project yesterday. We had to dig two holes to eight feet, install sonotubes, install the poles, and get ready for the cement to arrive, all before 2:00 pm. Because of the location of the poles and the ground conditions around the owner’s house, we could not drive a cement truck to the pole locations, and as a result, we hired a cement pumping company. They arrived with one of those trucks with a long, extendable boom that would reach to where the poles were located.

Once all the equipment was in place, we started the pour. Two holes took less than 10 minutes to fill with cement. We spent the next two hours cleaning up and moving pipe and hoses. But we got the job done, and are ready for the next stage of the project – getting the actual PV modules installed.




About Lee

As founding member of Net Zero Renewable Resources, LLC (NZRR), Lee is involved in all aspects of renewable projects, from meeting with prospective customers to ascertain their renewable energy goals, to designing systems, and facilitating and overseeing all aspects of the installation. Having designed and installed his own solar electric backup system in 1999 and currently living off the grid in a home powered completely by solar, Lee understands the intricacies of renewable energy and is able to explain complex systems in easy-to-understand terms.
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