After preparing the soil so that natural movements will not cause it to undergo major changes and damage over time, it is time to proceed with the installation.
Choosing the right ballast is a crucial step in getting the best possible performance on this type of surface.
Sun Ballast offers an extremely wide range of solar panel support inclinations (from 0° to 35°), including for ground-mounted systems, with different solutions that can meet all customers’ needs.
But what type of ballast is best? And what is the correct inclination to choose?
Contrary to common thinking, it is not necessary to install structures with a particularly high inclination. However, the height of the ballast from the ground is a fundamental requirement. An elevation at the front of the ballast, in fact, may be a feature to look for, especially since it prevents even minimal vegetation growth from hindering panel operation.
As ever, Sun Ballast technical service can identify the ideal solution after assessing the specific characteristics of the installation area and the client’s needs, and can select the best available ballast from the range.
Unparalleled experience and variety of products on offer are once again the winning factors.
So, let’s add it all up. The steps listed so far are part of the extra costs to be added to those strictly related to the implementation of the photovoltaic system.
This could suggest that the implementation of a system with Sun Ballast products is more expensive than the same implementation done with traditional aluminium systems.
All things considered, however, this is not the case.
Until recently, the realization of a concrete plant could be more expensive, but today – with a staggering increase in the prices of aluminium components and practically zero growth in the costs of cement – the realization of a photovoltaic plant with concrete structures is much more economical compared to one with traditional aluminium structures. And this calculation also includes all the work dedicated to preparing the soil.
That makes Sun Ballast mathematically the best choice, even for ground installations.