Residential Ground Mount Photo Blog
This series of photos documents the construction of a twin residential ground mount array totaling 15.6kW from start to finish. The shed in front of the array has been removed to eliminate the shading it causes.
The location on the ground is carefully mapped out to orient the array at a perfect 180 degrees south, which is the optimal azimuth.
The holes for the footers are dug
The trench is dug
Work begins on the electrical side, preparing the utility required AC disconnect and AC combiner which ties both the inverters’ outputs together.
Temporary supporting structures are put up to allow positioning the permanent steel tubing structure before concrete.
The inverters are wired. Inverters convert the DC power from the array to AC power for the home.
The conduit is laid in the trench and marked
The footer holes have been inspected, ready for concrete
Every hole is filled with concrete while making sure each steel pole is perfectly vertical
The SpanNRack rail gets installed. This aluminum structure is what attaches the solar modules to the steel support structure.
Just about panel ready on both arrays. Concrete is cured.
First module being mounted
Row by row the panels are mounted and attached to the SolarEdge optimizers. The optimizers ensure maximum power is pulled from each module, and also allow the remainder of the modules to perform at full power in the event of partial shading.
Once panels start going down, work moves very quickly
Entire PV system was completely installed and commissioned in just 4 days
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