Leave it to Barrier to design a solar energy concept that really holds water.
AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY IN MADERA, CALIFORNIA
Quad 7 charged Barrier with the task of designing a solar energy system that could be mounted on agricultural land that was being used as a water retention reservoir, in order to use the fallow ground as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
After careful examination of the reservoir land as well as anticipated runoff based on seasonal records over time, Barrier designed and engineered a solution that met the client’s challenge. The raised, ground-mounted solar array was installed in the reservoir at a height that keeps the panels well above the potential high-water mark, enabling the property to be productive year-round.
Quad 7 is now able to maximize the value of their fallow land by collecting water from rain and runoff, while simultaneously harvesting energy from the sun.