A GROUND MOUNTED solar array may be mounted on a wood frame like this.
The pressure treated posts are imbeded in concrete 3 or 4 foot deep. 2x10s
have been joined to the vertical posts to support the rails.
Special hardware connectors are then used to join the panels to the
rails. Their are many kinds of rails and joining hardware on the market
today so be sure to match your hardware to your system.
A wooden support frame might look like before the rails
An alternative to the ground mount would be the SHED MOUNT. The
cost of the materials and the the amount of work involved would be about the
same and the shed could be a valuable area to store tools.
a close loolk at the shed mounted PV system below. This is actually a roof
mounted system BUT the user has the choice of orienting the panels.
This is a 15'x15'wood shed with twenty 220 watt PV panels. At
peak sunlight thes array would generate over 4kWatts. This sun roof wood
shed is in the twilight zone between a roof mount and a ground mount. What
do you think?
A 4K PV powered array could easily save the user over
$1000/yr in most USA locations.
In addition to energy savingsd
consider the value of the 225 sq.ft storage space
This ground mount kit comes with everything you'll need to assemble
an array of PV panels. It comes with posts and mounting plates and mounting
rails and some additional supports.
This greatly simplifies a ground mount project.
Are you getting the idea of what's involved with this type of pv