What Is Ground-Mounted Solar?
As the name suggests, a ground-mounted system involves securely installing solar panels directly onto a ground rack instead of on a home or building rooftop
the installation goes up in your yard or field depending on the system type needed and how large. The entire system can even be elevated to provide additional shading – as is the case with solar carports.
What Are the Benefits of Solar Ground-Mounted Systems?
The most obvious advantage of ground-mounted systems is that you can go solar even if your property can’t accommodate a traditional rooftop installation.
But the benefits don’t stop there:
Because you’re not limited to available roof space, a ground-mounted system allows you to invest in a much larger installation. This, in turn, translates to higher monthly utility bill savings.
Ground-mounted solar allows you to optimize the position and orientation of your panels. This also translates to more energy output and higher monthly savings.
Ground-mounted solar allows you to install panels in less conspicuous areas that are not as visible as rooftop solar arrays. This is a huge plus if you’re worried about panel aesthetics.
And as already mentioned, it’s also possible to design a ground-mounted system that doubles as a shaded carport.
Is a Ground-Mounted Solar System Right for You?
Perhaps. But if you have space, we generally recommend rooftop solar installations instead. This is because rooftop systems are usually faster and cheaper to install. And due to their raised elevation, they can receive more direct sunshine than an equally sized ground-mounted system.
But if your property doesn’t have the right type of roof, ground-mounted solar may be your only option.
As the gallery down below illustrates, the Sky Power Solar team is expert at installing ground-mounted panels that are as gentle on the eyes as they are on your bank account.