Northeast Texas’ rainy season spans from fall to spring, making muddy conditions the norm on this project site.
The rain and mud can make moving equipment and workers difficult, sometimes halting work entirely. The innovation team has been fabricating and acquiring new equipment to increase efficiency during these poor weather conditions.
One piece of equipment is a sled to be used during the installation process. It is designed to be a clean and stable working platform for workers to stand on while they install racking and modules. Another sled has been designed to string out wire cables during muddy conditions. These sleds are now going through fabrication and trial runs.
All-terrain access buggies and lifts and hay-blowing machines are also used to provide accessibility to the site when ground conditions are poor.