Solar Renewable Energy Facility

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R.A. Thomas Electric manufactures a preassembled free-standing/ground-mounted style assembled solar array refer. This system is designed for scalability to create a substantial Renewable Energy Facility.  Our team builds a rugged modelized mounting rack structure with access doors concealing inverters and other systems.  The rack assembly is made up of seven individual panels tied together to create arrays with each array having its own grid tied individual (SMA 3 kwh) inverter. The overall PV system is scalable up to ten (10) pre-manufactured racks/array with a combined rating the total of the 10 inverter output of over 100 amps at 240/120/1 phase.   Additionally, due to the truss style design of the rack system it can easily be crane lifted or transported to its final placement. Rack array contained within a 24 x 5.6-foot.

These pre-assembled arrays can quick deployment of a Renewable Energy Facility (REF).

The Market has moved away rooftop mounting of solar panels. The restriction of water during an active Fire. Local Firefighters in an effort to extinguish the structure,fire may encounter high voltage DC directly at the individual solar panel. Along with an inability to reach  the fire due to the solar panels mounted directly on the roof especially during daylight hours.  This hazard comes from the Sun, and science of Photovoltaic panels which once in the sunlight the panel will generate power This is the most understood fact of solar is Rapid shutdown equipment / safety shutdown equipment measures mandated by National Electric Code (NEC)  do not occur until are after the solar panel’ at before the INVERTER. Ground mounted solar is the only safe way to install Solar Renewable Energy Facility.


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We integrate and build photovoltaic and thermal solar installations.  Contact R.A. Thomas Electric for any of your electrical services or other questions for homes, farms, factories, offices, government buildings, warehouses, and retail.



R.A. Thomas Electric builds experimental solar racks. “it takes approximately 40 man hours assemble an pre-manufactured array”,  says Russell Thomas, Qualifier and owner .  (


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Renewables – Asheville Solar Electrician is how R.A. Thomas Electrical provides experienced electrical specialists capable of troubleshooting and implementing innovative solutions. Residential, commercial, and industrial photovoltaic or passive solar environments. Our Staff has experience and knowledge regarding renewables and the ability to understand efficiency opportunities in a client’s existing property infrastructure. We are qualified to project management, passive hot water systems, as well as development support for client-owned Photovoltaic, powered Renewable Energy Facilities.

Using specialized, we can quickly detect problems within any existing residential, commercial, or industrial solar power installations.

Call us to audit your solar installation with thermographic analysis and reporting. Our Flir Thermal Imaging camera (forward-looking) infrared – Flir® can see failing solar components and bad connections behind installed machinery, which allows for analysis without removing equipment.

From regular and routine maintenance to emergency situations, our industrial electrical contracting team is able to serve industrial power, equipment, line circuits, and components. From new construction to equipment up-fits or maintenance, we provide a wide variety of electrical services:

  • Switchgear Installations
  • Bus Duct & Branch Circuits Feeders
  • Control Wiring for Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Electrical Evaluation of Existing Equipment
  • Computer Room Installations
  • Emergency Services Calls
  • Install Customer Equipment
  • Solar Hot Water and Photovoltaic Services
  • Reconstruction & Emergency Restoration
  • Uninterruptible Power Systems
  • Generator System Installation
  • Preventive Power Maintenance Programs
  • Equipment Relocation
  • Lighting and Receptacles
  • General Control & Automation
  • System Design Consultation
  • Modularized Fabrication
  • System Integration and Design
  • Thermographic Image Reports
  • Contract Maintenance
  • Data to Web Integrators
  • Voice, Audio & Video
  • Computer Room Disconnect
  • Emergency Electrical

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We are highly qualified small business electrical contractors. We are ready to outperform any electric contractor you have ever worked with.

Call us today and we’ll show you what an electrician looks like. 828-258-3999

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