Gemini North HBF Photo-Voltaic Array Power System Installation RFBby xzhang ( )
As part of Gemini’s comprehensive energy savings initiative, Gemini North Telescope Facility (GN) seeks to install a 94.8 kW, net-energy metered photo-voltaic power system on the GN support building located at the Hilo Base Facility in Hilo, Hawaii. The proposed PV system consists 378 modules having a DC capacity of 260 W per module (98.28 kW DC total) and 4 decentralized inverters having a rated AC capacity of 24 kW AC per inverter (94.8 kW AC total). The system shall be configured in a 480 volt 3-phase arrangement.
Gemini plans to have work begin on the installation of the PV array in October or November 2015 and anticipates it will be completed in 3-4 weeks after building permits have been received. This project is federally funded and requires funder approval, which may require up to two months to obtain.
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RFQ Questions and Answers and Amendments
Questions/Answers July 23, 2015
Q. Can the C-60 (Solar Power Systems) License class be included in the Minimum Qualifications for Proposers section of the RFP?
Q. Is Gemini/AURA open to utilizing a higher-wattage, more efficient solar module that would be more cost-effective and would meet the HELCO-approved DC wattage using fewer modules?
Q. Does a bidder need to contact anybody for a site visit?