15kW Solar Array
Securing a solar array over sloping ground
A private customer was granted planning permission for a 15kW single solar array comprising 44 panels. The RADIX SolarTripod offers a compact racking solution with portrait-mounted solar panels to maximise the potential use of space, all securely anchored on ground screw foundations.
The customer's site had a difference of 1.4m in height over the full length of the array. As this was not in the original scope of the planning application, our installation team had to change and adapt to keep the cost down as well as to comply with the granted planning.
Efficient ground screw foundations and robust solar racking
A combination of 24 no. 1250mm and 24 no. 1550mm RADIX PRO Ground Screws were supplied and installed, running a string line that followed the gradient of the ground to measure out the screw positions along the site.
Once the ground screws were in, the team could continue with the installation of the RADIX SolarTripod racking system, securely anchored on the ground screw foundations below.
The installation was completed in less than a day, allowing for solar modules to be mounted immediately, including 44 solar panels, two 7.5kW hybrid inverters and 10kW battery storage units.