When it comes to utility-scale solar projects, maximizing installation efficiency and reducing costs are top priorities. One innovative solution gaining traction in the industry is ballasted ground mounted solar racking systems.
Whether you want to decrease CAPEX, reduce labor costs, speed up installation, or avoid ground penetration, here are just some of the many reasons that utility-scale projects can benefit from ballasted ground mounted solar racking.
Ballasted ground mounted solar racks offer a significant advantage in terms of capital expenditure.
Unlike traditional ground mounted systems that may require extensive excavation, driven piles, or concrete foundations, ballasted systems like PowerField’s PowerRack utilize weighted support to secure the solar panels to the ground. This greatly reduces the need for costly equipment and complex installation processes. The reduced upfront investment in construction materials, equipment, and labor translates into lower overall project costs, making ballasted ground mounted solar racking an attractive choice for utility-scale projects.
No ground penetration = no costly construction equipment.
Decrease Cost of Labor:
Labor costs can be a substantial portion of any solar project. Because ballasted ground mounted solar racking like the PowerRack are so easy to install, highly skilled laborers are not needed. Instead of paying for construction teams to travel to the project site, utility-scale projects can source local, unskilled laborers for installation.
Additionally, the use of ballasted racking eliminates the need for extensive excavation, pile driving, and concrete work, resulting in faster installation and fewer labor hours.
By streamlining the installation process and reducing labor needs, ballasted ground mounted solar racking offers significant cost savings for utility-scale projects.
Expedite Project Timelines
Not only does the use of ballasted ground mounted racking speed up project timelines in terms of installation, but engineering requirements are expedited too. Since the PowerRacks require no ground penetration, utility-scale projects can save months – even years – that would otherwise be spent on extensive engineering such as geotechnical or environmental.
In the realm of utility-scale solar projects, ballasted ground mounted racking systems have emerged as a game-changer. The advantages they offer, such as decreased CAPEX and lower labor costs, make them a highly appealing option for developers and investors.
As the demand for renewable energy continues to rise, incorporating ballasted ground mounted racking into utility-scale solar projects can provide a competitive edge, promoting both economic and environmental sustainability.
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