Lyman-Morse Fabrication recently built the framing system that will house over 300 solar panels on the roof of local company, Damariscotta Hardware.
Lyman-Morse was contacted through Maine Energy Performance Solutions (MEPS). The two companies have a long-standing relationship, but until recently was strictly related to boatbuilding. MEPS knew that Lyman-Morse had a full-service metal fabrication facility, and tasked them with creating the new framing system for the solar arrays. The engineers at LM took some pre-existing guides from another project and made them more cost effective and rugged, capable of withstanding harsh wind and snow storms.
Lyman-Morse has also built several other frame kits for other companies, and is in talks for some other potentially large scale projects. While a basic engineering plan has been developed, each project can be easily customized to the particular solar panel selection, roof slant, quantity required, etc. Hence, the individual can choose which panel will work best for their unique application.
Lyman-Morse is not new to the world of renewable energy. We have been building the ZeroBase units in Thomaston for several years, and have worked with various organizations to develop wind power opportunities for the state of Maine.
Lyman-Morse Fabrication is housed in a 13,000 ft2 facility just 3 miles from the main yard. We offer a full service suite of capabilities for all metal fabrication needs. From a full hull to a detailed ornamental pieces, is ASME certified in 5086-6061 Alloy Aluminum and ABS Certified for FCAW and SMAW in Carbon Steel.
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