Ground Mount, Carport Design
WANT A SOLAR PANEL GROUND MOUNT OR CARPORT AT THE LOWEST COST? START SOLAR DESIGN
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, 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 ground mounted solar power systems; The mounts can be configured to most any size or configraiton. Some pole mounted ssystems can hold up to 20 panels on a single pole. Heavy-duty modules and hardware 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.
Carport Mounts for Solar Panel Systems
Shop carport mounts for solar panel systems. Find solar carport mounts in all configurations. Carport solar panel mounts are made of heavy duty, galvanized steel and aluminum. They are made-to-order and designed to withstand most any wind or snow load rating nationwide.
There are several different styles of solar carport mount to accommodate a range of designs and parking configurations. The most common for smaller systems is the L-design multi-pole mount (MPM) from Preformed Line Products. This mount uses common, off-the-shelf structural materials configured for a specific module and array size. The cement foundations for these mounts is typically within 48 inches deep and 36 inches diameter, although it will vary for local wind and snow conditions.
There are also carports for larger systems greater than 50kW solar arrays. These mounts are custom fabricated for each project. The foundation requirements are much more robust. They include three basic designs; Y-canopy, T-canopy or L-canopy as shown below.