Ground mount solar is a great option for homeowners who are eager to enjoy the many benefits of a solar transition, but are unable to install panels on their roof.
Is your roof too old or steep? Are you planning on repairing your roof in the near future? Maybe you simply don’t like the look of solar panels on your house. Whatever the reason, you can still cut your energy cost and invest in the future of our planet with a ground mount solar array!
As with other methods of solar power, ground mounts connect your home to the clean, abundant energy of the sun. Ground mounted solar, especially when connected to other solar power technologies, helps your family lower your carbon footprint and enjoy numerous advantages of solar living for years to come:
While not as popular as rooftop solar, ground mounted arrays offer a number of advantages over rooftop systems:
Additionally, with our new equipment, the premium for installing a ground mounted solar array has dropped by over 26%, to the point where in some instances the ground mount solution will be comparable or cost-competitive with roof mounted installations.
ReVision Energy has a long, experienced history installing ground mounts designed to survive harsh, unpredictable New England winters. Our team has a secret weapon: a solar pile driver, which allows us to construct enduring ground mounts without the need for concrete: both more efficient and less costly.
To survive decades of punishment from harsh winters, ground-mounted solar arrays must be built particularly tough in the Northeast. The footings and wire management system must be able to handle hundreds of freeze/thaw cycles, and the panels must be able to withstand uplift from the wind, multiple feet of snow, and pummeling from rain and hail.
Historically, that has meant that ground-mounted systems in the northeast involve heavy excavation to pour large concrete footers to support the solar array. The concrete work is not only carbon-intensive and disruptive to the site, but costly. As a result, ground-mounted solutions have historically commanded a significant premium over roof-mounted projects of a similar size.
Our engineering team, not to be deterred by the challenge of marrying absolutely perfect product performance with a need to reduce costs and gain efficiency, has evaluated hundreds of racking and foundation solutions over the years.
In 2016, we made an investment that significantly improves our ability to install ground-mounted arrays: a Pauselli 900 solar pile driver, which allows us to install pile-driven posts or ground screws for solar arrays without the need for any concrete. See it in action in the video below.
We believe everyone should be able to access the benefits of solar, but not every roof is ideal for a solar array. Our team of solar designers can work with you to figure out which solar option is best for you and your home. If that option is a ground mounted array, you’re in luck!
ReVision is not only rated the #1 solar installed in New England, we are also one of the only residential ground mount solar installers that can offer longterm support and maintenance for your system. Our ground mount installations are run by our Solar Foundations Division, which has years of experience installing projects for homes and businesses all across New England.
Our quality equipment and talented team ensures the best siting, prepping, and installation for your ground mount project, and we have many happy customers enjoying their clean solar energy from a ground mount.
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