Ground Mount Installations


A growing percentage of Milestone Solar customers are opting for ground mount systems. Here are a dozen we’ve installed recently:

• 36 module system – New Martinsville, WV
• 44 module system – Williamsport, MD
• 48 module system – Sharpsburg, MD
• 28 module system – Greenbrier County, WV
• 20 module system – Monroe County, WV
• 24 Module system – Harrisonburg, VA
• 45 module system – Hagerstown, MD
• 24 module system – Shepherdstown, WV
• 32 module system – Romney, WV
• 20 module system – Rockport, WV
• 44 module system – Orange, VA
• 36 module system – White Sulphur Springs, WV

Ten of these were part of battery backup [link to battery backup systems subpage
under types of systems] (bimodal) systems, which ground mounts are a
particularly good option for. (See reason 2 below.)

While ground mounts aren’t an option for everyone, they offer those with enough
property two major advantages over roof mounts (to say nothing of a lot more
minor ones):

  1. Most roofs are not perfectly oriented to the sun path. You can precisely
    orient a ground-mounted array for maximum production, which you obviously can’t
    do this with a house. Over time, the production difference will be significant.
  2. After a big snowfall, you can clear the snow off your ground-mounted array so
    it starts generating electricity to power appliances (and charge backup
    batteries, if you have them). When you consider how many snowstorms produce
    power outages, this can be a very big deal.