Choices Beyond Rooftop Mounting
Exact Solar is committed to helping as many families and businesses as possible participate in the solar revolution — the revolution that better puts them in control of their electricity and financial future, allowing them to save thousands over the years. Offering solar panel mounting options is an important way to help more go solar.
While most of our customers will meet their energy production and savings objectives with a rooftop solar energy system, the following optional mounts means we have solutions to help as many people as possible join the solar revolution.
Ground Mounting Solar
There may be circumstances where a solar energy system cannot be mounted on the roof of a home or building, or what can be installed doesn’t produce enough to get the best value. When appropriate land is available, we offer ways to mount the solar energy system on the ground. These fixed-tilt designs are a marginally higher cost, yet they provide more freedom to increase production and to get more energy over time from each solar panel.
There are well-engineered racking systems and footings for ground mounted solar, one of which is seen in the image above. We carefully evaluate and select only those products from manufacturers with a long history of reliability and great service. These designs meet almost all our customer’s needs.
Learn more about our ground mounted solar energy system offerings here.
In the rare circumstance where standard ground mounted racking will not work, we may offer to design using pole mounts. These are typically chosen when ground clearance is a priority, however they have a more limited solar panel capacity.
Sun-Tracking Solar Energy Systems
Sun-tracking systems are commonly referred to as solar trackers. These premium systems offer a high performance option where standard ground mounted solar energy systems are not sufficient. The goal with solar trackers is to vary tilt in a way to maximize production from each solar panel throughout the day, and with certain designs throughout 365 days a year. Where space is limited, or the available land will not work for the appropriately sized ground mounted system, these designs offer a great balance between the additional cost and the measurably higher production.
Exact Solar mostly selects and installs automated solar trackers. These systems use a combination of sensors and actuators to adjust the position of the solar panels. A range of designs and layouts ensures we can find the best solution for those special circumstances were the highest production is needed.
Learn more about solar energy systems with solar tracking here.
We offer solar trackers that can be manually adjusted by the owner. Although rare, they do provide the ability to make a few adjustments per year to improve solar energy production across the seasons.