Solar farm owners and developers can’t set up solar farms just anywhere; smaller solar farms need to span a few acres while large utility solar farms require hundreds of acres of land. Locations that boast sunny weather year-round are ideal. Likewise, sites with no mountains or obstructions to the south that have plenty of incoming sunlight all day are most favorable. The land should also be relatively flat so that the solar panels can be set up on the stable ground.
Because of the unique requirements of solar farm placement, solar farms usually station in remote areas near the wilderness. Therefore, solar farm sites typically don’t have access to plumbing and running toilets.
Large utility solar farms employ hundreds of workers, making the lack of bathroom facilities an even bigger issue. To meet OSHA regulations, solar farms often only provide the required number of porta-potties on site. However, porta-potties are notorious for being breeding grounds for bacteria and disease. And, due to solar farms’ locations, the porta-potties are also likely positioned directly under the sun, creating an imaginably unbearable environment of heat and odor from the hot sewage.
The lack of accessible and sanitary bathroom facilities can be distracting, causing workers to lose focus on their work. There’s also the issue of the amount of time it takes employees to reach the porta-potties which are probably quite a distance away from the job site.
Portable Commodes and Wag Bags Offer the Solution in the Absence of Running Toilets
To prevent workers from going into the neighboring wilderness and using the outdoors to relieve themselves, Brief Relief has created a straightforward solution to meet workers’ sanitary bathroom needs. With Brief Relief, there’s no need to hold it in and put your bladder health at risk. There’s also no need to use the porta-potties.
The Brief Relief Field Lavatory System is ideal for work crews on the move or assigned in remote areas such as solar farms. It comes with a Privacy Shelter, commode, and portable Waste Bags.
The privacy shelter comes with integrated spring locking poles that make setup fast and easy, completely deploys in less than 2 minutes. For stability, the free-standing structure comes with ropes and anchors. It also folds away into a small carrying bag. It’s water-repellent, flame-resistant, and non-conductive. It also has an inside zipper and lock for added user privacy.
When you line the inside of the commode with a portable Waste Bag, it’s no more complicated to use than a regular toilet. The Commode sets up instantly as a sturdy 5-gallon base with a full-size soft foam toilet seat that fits firmly on top.
The Brief Relief Disposa-John wag bag contains a unique blend of polymers which deodorize and transform liquid and solid waste into a gel. Each kit comes complete with an antimicrobial wipe and toilet paper. Once you’re done, you remove the bag from the commode, seal it shut, and it’s ready to be thrown away in a regular trash can.
The unique locations of solar farms call for unique bathroom solutions. Check out our Portable Lavatory System to see how Brief Relief can improve working conditions on solar farms.