Ground mount solar differs from rooftop solar in a few key ways.
A few weeks ago we shared examples of rooftop solar installations completed by MOXIE. But sometimes, whether it’s tree shading or simply lack of physical space, rooftop solar isn’t able to achieve your goals for installing solar.
The benefits of ground-mounted solar include greater control over production (our site surveying team uses a variety of tools to determine the most sun-kissed part of your property) and of course, you can build much larger arrays on the ground than you can on most roofs. Keep in mind that ground-mounted arrays often cost more than rooftop arrays due to the extra mounting hardware they require.
Our team works with you to understand your situation and provide you with a variety of possible solar installation solutions so you can make the best choice for your energy production and financial needs.
1. Illinois Ground Mount Solar
This 13.3 kW ground mount system is made of 38 polycrystalline panels and DC optimized inverters. The customer is taking advantage of Illinois Net Metering in order to help keep their energy bill extremely low.
2. Q-Cell Solar Panel System
88 Q-Cell solar panels make up this large 30.36 kW ground pier-pounded system. SolarEdge DC optimized inverters help maximize energy production.
3. Residential Ground Mount Solar Panels
This 19.6 kW solar system includes 56 ground-mounted solar panels. Because the customer is in Illinois, they were able to take advantage of the Illinois SREC program.
4. Ground Mount Solar Panels for Rural Colorado Home
Here MOXIE used Iron Ridge XR1000 ground mount racking hardware so the 38 panels could be stacked four-high. The total system size is 12.35 kW and includes two Tesla Powerwalls for efficient solar energy storage.
5. Solar Panels for Rural Farm
This rural farm owner is powering their home with 52 Q-Cell panels and SolarEdge inverters. The final system size is 18.2 kW and all energy production can be monitored remotely.
6. Ground Mount Solar for Commercial Farm
This massive solar array contains 1,328 solar panels. The total system size is 478.08 kW! Because of the size, MOXIE used Solectria brand inverters which are designed for large commercial applications.
7. Residential Ground Mounted Solar Energy System
This residential solar customer was looking to save money and have less reliance on the utility company. Their 11.9 kW system includes 34 Q-Cell panels and the customer is taking advantage of net metering to maximize savings.
8. Ground Mount Solar Audible
After MOXIE’s site surveying crew advised the customer that their barn roof was not strong enough to hold the panels, they decided on a ground mount system. In all there are 44 panels for this 15.4 kW system.
9. Ground Mount Solar Array for Home
This 6.08 kW ground mount system contains 16 solar panels, enough to keep the customer’s home powered with clean and renewable energy!
10. Residential 7kW Ground Mount Solar System
This 20-panel ground mount array is enough to keep the nearby home powered while also taking advantage of solar renewable energy credits.
11. Agricultural Ground Mount Solar Panels
This customer has roof-mounted solar for their home and these ground-mounted panels to power the rest of their large farm. With 168 Q-Cell panels, this 58.65 kW system is generating some serious sun power!
12. Ground Mount Solar for Large Family Farm
With SnapNRack™ Series 200 mounting hardware, MOXIE solar engineers designed this 48.96 kW system to have panels four-high. In all, there are 144 Mission solar panels, which are manufactured right here in the USA.
13. Ground Mounted Solar System with 200 Panels
This large ground-mounted system was engineered to be an even 70 kW. It’s made up of 350-watt Q-Cell panels.
14. Commercial Ground Mounted Solar Installation
This commercial food business is keeping the power running with 88 ground-mounted panels and SolarEdge inverters. The total system size is 30.8 kW.
15. Ground Solar Arrays for Suburban Home
This Iowa customer has both rooftop solar panels and these efficiently engineered ground-mount panels. The total system size is 27.775 kW and consists of 101 Suniva black-frame solar panels and Enphase brand inverters.
16. Solar Panels on Ground in the Snow
This commercial solar customer is taking advantage of Illinois SRECs with their large 124.2 kW system. 360 Q-Cell panels make up this large ground-mounted array.
17. Silos and Solar
This massive ground mount ag solar array has panels stacked six-high! There are a total of 402 Q-Cell panels in this 138.69 kW system.
18. Ground Installed Solar Panels for Chicken Farm
This large 100.8 kW ground-mounted system serves a dual-purpose for the Midwest chicken farm. Not only are the 288 panels powering the many buildings on the property, but they’re also strategically placed to provide healthy shade for the chickens when they’re outside!
19. Residential 21 kW Solar System
This customer purchased an empty lot behind their home so they could become their own energy provider. Their new ground-mounted array contains 60 Q-Cell panels.
20. Pier-Mounted Ground Solar Array
This customer was looking to save money and even potentially make some through SRECs. MOXIE installed this 17.94 kW system with 52 Q-Cell solar panels.
Learn more about Ground Mounted Solar Panel Installation
Interested in installing solar for your home, farm, or business and wondering if a ground-mount array is right for you? Contact MOXIE today for a no-obligation solar consultation to learn about the most optimal solar system design for your needs!