Plascow Renewables Ltd
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
500kW Solar Array
An efficient solar foundation solution
The ground conditions and exposed site for the proposed 928-panel solar array required a robust foundation solution that would cope with the horizontal and uplift force the solar panels would experience from strong winds.
RADIX Ground Screws were chosen to provide efficient foundations to diversify the land in an AgriSolar solution with minimal damage or disruption to the operating farm that surrounded the site.
With the possibility of shallow soil depths and subsequent bedrock posing a challenge to achieving the uplift resistance required to support the solar array, a site survey and ground tests would be conducted.
Robust solar foundations and racking systems
Site Survey and Testing
Conducting a site survey and ground screw testing ensured the site location was feasible for the project, with ground screw foundations to be installed to the required depths to provide the tensile capacities and support for the solar array and withstand significant horizontal and vertical uplift forces.
Ground Screw Foundations
We supplied and installed 388 RADIX PRO Ground Screws with our hydraulic installation rig, REX, providing the secure foundations to anchor the RADIX SolarTerrace racking systems across this off-grid location.
Solar Racking System
We supplied the complete RADIX SolarTerrace Racking Systems for the project, providing training on anchoring the frame to the ground screw foundations and completing the installation of the racking system, ready to be mounted with solar panels.
Our customer was then able to rapidly install and secure each solar array across this rural location.