Choosing the right mounting option for your solar array :
A variety of options are available for mounting your solar array. Each has different benefits. Your system designer will work hand in hand with you to develop a design plan that optimizes production, works within the constraints of the site, and meets your expectations aesthetically.
Probably the most common type of mounting system, roof mounting, involves the panels being attached to an existing roof using a racking system. The roof surface can belong to a home, garage, storage building, barn or any other roof deemed structurally sound. The advantage to this type of mounting is that the existing structure is being utilized and no new structure is needed.
A pole mounted array is a group of panels attached to racking that are mounted on top of a metal pole. The poles are sized and buried in accordance with local wind load ratings. The advantages to using pole mounts are that they can be set out in a field or other sunny area for maximum sun exposure. They can eliminate the need to place panels on the roof of the home.
In addition to the standard mounting options above, Structure Green specializes in designing custom mounting options to fit the specific needs of our clients. Some of our specialty designs have included solar awnings, carport structures, and pergolas. These options all serve dual purposes. They can provide shade or shelter while they support an array. Our designers are happy to work with our customers to tailor a mounting system for their site.