THE STORY OF BLOOMFIELD'S PIONEERING INITIATIVE
Leaders and visionaries from Bloomfield begin to research if and how the City of Bloomfield could become energy independent again. Solar is explored as a step to include. A conclusion was reached that solar energy’s cost and efficiency over the long term would make it a viable step in becoming energy independent.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Request for Proposal from the City of Bloomfield is won by Iowa Wind and Solar
The solar array designs and electrical plans are finalized by Tyler Anderson and the solar engineering team at Iowa Wind and Solar
The ground breaking ceremony is held at the solar field near the Davis County Fairgrounds with the City of Bloomfield and Iowa Wind and Solar
Massive amounts of dirt are moved to level the ground for the tracking solar field
After the ground is leveled, construction begins on the posts which support the racking
The solar installation is streamed live for all to see!
Solar racking that supports the modules is installed
5,400 solar modules are installed over the course of several weeks by a huge team effort
The solar field, after many months of planning and hard work, is turned on by the City of Bloomfield.
The tracking system is put into place, which will mechanically angle the solar modules East and West to catch the morning, mid-day, and evening Sun.