If our satellite photography and free on-site solar evaluation show that a roof is either pointed in the wrong direction, is in too much shade, or is structurally wrong for rooftop solar, we can custom-engineer, design, and build a ground-mount solar installation.
As its name implies, a ground-mount solar panel installation is built on open ground. So the racking table and the solar array it supports can be sited where there’s the least shade and pointed in the direction that produces the most solar energy.
Unlike roofs, no two pieces of open ground have the same contours. So installing a ground-mount solar system calls for more than just mounting standard panels and other components on a flat, slanted surface. Each ground mounted solar installation needs to be custom-designed and custom-engineered, literally from the ground up.
This requires planning, custom-engineering capability, and meticulous installation and connection, which is why so many installers lack the capability to offer ground-mounted solar panel installations.
(Milestone, in contrast, is one of fewer than 100 North American solar installers to have earned both the NABCEP [North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners] Technical Sales Certification and NABCEP’s PV Installation Professional Certification – the gold standard of solar installation expertise.)
Having high-performance, high-efficiency solar panels will also enable your ground-mount solar installation to capture as much solar energy as possible.
The REC and Panasonic solar modules we install are two of the world’s highest in both efficiency and performance. As Authorized REC Installers, and as the only Authorized Panasonic Installer in West Virginia, we can offer both of these brands with longer, more inclusive warranty protection.
Ground-mounted solar systems are completely scalable. Their size is limited only by your electrical needs and the amount of open land space that’s available. This makes them particularly good for agricultural use; just one farm can easily consume more electricity than five houses. They’re also good for commercial properties, where HVAC and other machinery may already be taking up rooftop space.