Solar farm | ground mount solar panels | ground screws and racking system

Solar Farm Project, 500kW Solar Array installation, Scotland

Supply and installation of RADIX Ground Screw foundations and the RADIX SolarTerrace racking system for a 500kW solar array in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Plascow Renewables Ltd

Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

500kW Ground-Mounted Solar Panels

Renewable Energy

Ground screw machine | Installing ground-mounted solar panels on ground screws


An efficient ground-mounted solar panel mounting solution for a small solar farm.

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 forces 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.

RADIX now has three choices of solar mounting systems that can be used for different sizes of solar projects with variable ground conditions.