There are several factors that may act on a solar panel: its weight, precipitation weight (snow) on top of it (we are lucky not to deal with this factor in our part of the world), the extreme forces applied by rain and wind (especially in norther Australia), and in cases of extreme seismic loads (especially in Japan).
In order to withstand these forces, it is necessary to install mounting systems. Thus, a mounting system provides structural strength to the whole solar PV system which is capable of withstanding worst weather conditions while providing correct positioning for maximum power output.
A photovoltaic system can be installed in two different ways: Ground mounting and roof mounting systems. This selection depends of several variables such as customer`s PV requirements, space, budget, location and various other factors. Moreover, each type of mounting system comes with its own advantages and disadvantages which must be evaluated to offer best economical and technical solutions. We at Target Solar carefully research the site and upon inspecting the area, soil, roof type and, budget and other important factors for the project and move ahead to design the large-scale solar PV system. We work in collaboration with industry experts to brainstorm and study the upcoming and current market trends to deliver the most updated products which satisfy the compliance procedures of various stakeholders involved throughout the installation.
Ground Mounting Solar Systems
Ground mounting configuration consists of a metal frame which is anchored to the ground in order to provide support and stability required for solar panels. There are three types of possibilities to install ground-mounted systems: foundation mounts, ballasting footing mounts and pole mounted. The selection of these possibilities depends on soil structure. The height of the rails in ground mounting depends on the wind loading and snow loading capacity of the designed system.
Advantages of Ground Mounted Solar System
- Higher size capacity
- Tracking system installation
- Flexibility in tilt and azimuth angle selection
- Easy to add PV modules
- Wide air flow
- Home improvement is not necessary