NASA installed a 2 MW ground mounted solar plant generating capacity that connects to the KSC 13.2KV 60hz electrical grid at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. The 1 MW array became part of NASA’s electrical distribution system. Tectonic provided civil engineering services including SWPP, a dewatering plan, grading and erosion and sediment control plans.
The location of the system was close to the coast line. The soils were corrosive and, with combination of the salt in the air, effected the electrical equipment. The system needed to be designed to take into consideration the air quality and flood zones.