AN ALTERNATIVE TO ROOF MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS
Although most people assume solar energy panels can only go on the roof, this isn't true. While the rooftop solar panels are the most common type of solar array, they're not the only one. If we have determined that rooftop installations are not right for your residential property during your free solar consultation, we will likely recommend solar ground mount panels, which are just as effective and can be installed quickly.
HOW GROUND MOUNT SOLAR PANELS WORK
Ground mounted solar panels work the same way as rooftop arrays - by converting sunlight into electricity with photovoltaic cells. The panels are mounted on a frame and placed in an area where they can get the most exposure to the sun.
The main difference between ground mounted and rooftop solar arrays is that ground mounts take up more space, so you need more land to install them. They are also less likely to be damaged by bad weather conditions.
If you have enough space on your property, a ground mounted solar system may be a good option for you. Contact us today to learn more about this type of installation.
ADVANTAGES OF GROUND MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS
Ground mount solar systems can be an effective alternative to traditional rooftop solar panels. There are many benefits of choosing this option, including:
More space for solar panels
Ground mounted solar installations allow you to use more space to install solar panels, which means you can generate more electricity. If you have a large yard or other space where it is easy to set up solar panels, this may be a good option for you.
If something goes wrong with your solar panels, it is much easier to access and repair them if they are installed on the ground.
Ground mounted solar installations are less likely to be damaged in bad weather conditions than roof-mounted installations.
TYPES OF GROUND MOUNTED SOLAR SYSTEMS
We offer two main types of systems for residential ground-mounted solar panels: standard and pole mounted. The first, a standard ground mount type called a "canopy" design, is anchored to the ground with steel posts driven into concrete or rock. This can be found almost anywhere because it's an easy solar panel installation process.
The second type of installation are pole mounted systems. These solar installations use steel poles as the base layer making them very sturdy while also being easy enough on weak soil conditions.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR GROUND MOUNT SOLAR PANELS
When installing a ground mounted solar system, there are many factors that must be considered. First off you need a support framework sturdy enough for tough weather conditions and can withstand extreme temperatures throughout the year without rusting or demounting themselves from your home's architecture as well. This type of installation could require more material than what would normally go into installing rooftop solar panels.
When it comes to generating energy, the sun is always shining. But what if you could control where your panels faced and their tilt angle? Ground mounted panels allow for greater flexibility, and potentially greater energy production. You can adjust their tilt angle and orientation to better capture sunlight.
However, ground mounted solar panels are not right for everyone. You need to consider dedicating enough land on your property to the ground mount solar system. The amount of property needed will depend on how many panels are installed and what energy needs they meet. expect between .1 - .2 acres (or more) for an average-sized home installation.
Another factor to consider is that you will need a sturdy support system in place, which can add cost. Ground mount solar panels require more material than roof-mounted systems, as they typically have an aluminum frame and heavy duty posts. You also need to take into account the condition of your property; it may be necessary to level out land or dig holes for mounting if this is not already done when installing ground mounted solar panels.
You should also keep in mind that because these are on the ground there is no shade from anything above them so snow accumulation could impact their performance during winter months!
POWER YOUR HOME WITH SOLAR ON THE GROUND
Premier Improvement Solar provides quality ground mount solar installation services throughout Connecticut - contact us today for a free consultation!