Donoe Solar Ground Mount in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands


Donoe Solar Project Specifications

LOCATION St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
RACKING TYPE Fixed-Tilt, Ground Mount
MODULES 14,000
CUSTOMER BMR Energy (Virgin Group Company)
  • Foundation Design
  • Foundation and Racking Installation
  • QA / QC
  • Construction Management Services
  • Vegetation Control

“We’ve considered design recommendations from experts throughout the industry and conducted wind tunnel tests on all systems and equipment. With this resilient design, the facility will be able to deliver reliable, clean energy to the local community for decades to come.”

Bruce Levy, CEO, BMR Energy

“As a long-term owner and operator of its facilities, it was imperative for BMR to learn what contributed to the failures of the previous system and design the new facility with added resilience. Polar and BMR conducted an extensive site investigation and component testing program to support the design of the racking structures and foundations. BMR is confident that the new racking and module attachment system will withstand future weather events.”

David Perri, Director of Engineering, BMR Energy

Detailed Project Summary

Polar Racking has been selected by BMR Energy (Virgin Group) as its foundation and mechanic supplier and installer to re-build the Donoe Solar Farm in St. Thomas, USVI. The original solar facility came online in 2015 with 4.2 MW of capacity. Much of the facility was then destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017, a season that was particularly devastating for the USVI’s distribution and transmission systems with over 80% damaged or destroyed.

Polar Racking was eager to understand the failures of the prior design and engineered their solution with the support of PRI Engineering to handle the environmental challenges posed by heavy wind loads, high slopes, and variable ground conditions. The result is a resilient racking and module attachment system that offers superior performance in locations with heavy environmental loads.

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