Using traditional piling techniques used through the construction industry, this system has a single leg that is driven into the ground to achieve a secure anchoring point, making it a quick, streamlined installation method for medium to large projects.
The single leg has been specifically designed and verified by our independent structural engineer for the purpose of piling, unlike similar systems available on the market, which use purlins that are designed to be used within roofing construction.
Each type of mounting rail that we offer has a different spanning capability according to its size and profile. We use this information in conjunction with other calculations and information about the ground quality to specify the most suitable mounting rail profile from our collection.
This means that we optimise the distance between the pile driven structures, which in turn, saves you on material and also installation time.
Our standard structure is designed to support 2 solar panels high in the portrait orientation, as this allows more space within the array for more solar panels. There isn’t a limit to how many solar panels can be installed in a single line.
It’s important for us that, as a sustainable energy solution, our system settles within its surrounding environment. This is why we’ve ensured it creates minimal ground disturbance and can be incorporated into land which holds livestock.
We add wind bracing in the form of tension cable to the back of the pile driven structures at certain intervals along the solar panel row, to provide added stability against lateral movement. We calculate where you need to place these wind bracing sets and they will be marked on the drawing layouts that we provide you at point of order.
While our standard stock is catered more for solar panels oriented in portrait, we can produce bespoke pile driven structures to allow the mounting of the solar panels in landscape.
We favour the hot-dipped method of galvanising the steel elements of our ground mounted systems. This is because, compared to electro-galvanising, it allows us to specify the thickness of the protective coating. The average thickness of steel parts in other industries is around 200g/m, but at Sunfixings we double this, so that this protective coat is a minimum of 400g/m and therefore, ensuring a long lasting life for our systems. Click here to learn more about galvanisation processes.
It’s our strong belief that correct practices should be applied and followed up that’s why we calculate each project, whether it’s 2kWp or 2MW, to ensure that it’s safely and professionally designed. We support our calculations and mounting systems with our 10 year warranty.
Sunfixings Clamp XL fully assembled, Silver Mill Finish and Black Anodised are suitable for 32mm, 35mm, 40mm PV Module Thickness. For PV Module thickness beyond this range, Sunfixings offer alternative and complete Middle and End Clamp Mounting Solutions.