Farm Store Solar Canopy
12’x48’ barn addition featuring a canopy for solar panels and locally milled timber.
Park Hill Orchard
We recently assembled this 12’x48′ addition on the cider facility for Park Hill Orchard. All mortise and tenon joinery using local wood. It is a solar canopy, meaning an addition exclusively meant to hold an array of photovoltaic panels. The panels were installed by PV Squared out of Greenfield, Ma.
Challenges on this project involved tying the frame into the main building which was comprised of large steel posts every 12 feet. We had our welder, Mike Poole of Blue Collar Artisans, weld custom plates to the exterior of each of the posts to tie our ledger framing into.
Lucky for us, construction took place during the farms harvest season and the farm crew kept us loaded up with fresh fruit, berries, and many cups of their famous apple cider slushies during the hot days of August.