These complete solar packages are assembled into kits that include solar panels, inverter, and ground mounting parts. Ground mounts, as the name implies, are solar panel mounts that are installed on the ground rather than a roof mount. They have supporting legs which allow you to optimize their tilt orientation for solar exposure. Whether you have 1 acre or 1,000 acres, these ground mounted solar panel systems, from top brands like DPW, IronRidge, Schletter or Unirac, will make the most of the available space and sunlight. A larger scale solar solution for landowners, ground mounted solar panel systems maximize efficiency and electric output.
Here are some other facts about these solar power systems; Each solar panel system can hold up to 20 panels on a single pole or rack. Heavy-duty modules can withstand strong winds and 50mph hailstones. Ground mounted solar panel systems are easy to maintain. Simply rinse with water to remove debris. Ground mounted solar panels are durable and come with a 25 year production warranty.
Ground mount solar panel systems have several advantages including the relative ease of installation and flexibility in terms of tracking the sun across the sky. There are two main types of ground mount systems: pole mounts and roof-ground mounts.
These systems are typically used for rural, off-grid systems. They are less common in cities due to lack of space and aesthetic drawbacks. Many cities and neighborhoods have actually passed ordinances against installation of ground mount panel systems, so be sure to check with your city or neighborhood director before installing one.
Roof-ground systems can be mounted onto a roof or ground without much variation in setup. They are usually constructed from stainless steel in a grid-like system of supports. This framework can be very bulky. All systems provide some level of tilt and may be adjustable or fixed. Despite their bulk, in areas where high wind may be a factor, the mounts will need a strong anchor to the ground.
Maintenance is a small factor with roof-ground mounts. You should keep the area around them clear from possible panel shading. Raise the mount off the ground using concrete blocks or short poles.
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