5 Minutes to know roof solar and ground solar

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Do you have a solar power station on your roof or on the ground? Have you ever been confused by where should you install your solar panels? On the roof or on the ground? If you do, check this article and you can get to know the roof solar and ground solar in 5 minutes.


There are two types for your options: the roof solar racking system or ground solar racking system. The roof solar will take up less room and property because they use your existing roof structure as a foundation. The ground solar take up more space but it is easier to install and repair. Besides, if you are considering installing solar panels on your roof, you must need to take the following factors into consideration.

 The roof's load capacity
Your roof needs to be strong enough to support the weight of both the solar racking and solar panels. 
 The installation area on your roof
You can decide the installation area according to your roof area and generation need. 
 Your roof slopes
Ideally, these slopes should face west or south. 
 The lifespan of your roof
Because an older roof is more likely to have damage or excessive wear and tear. It is not safe to install the solar panels on such roof.

roof solar racking system

But for ground solar panel mount, you do not need to worry about these. Here are some factors you might want to consider before you install ground solar:
 The soil situation
If the soil is floppy and clean of debris, then you can choose the ground system with piles. The pile is required to be high corrosion resistance and high strength. If ground conditions are not suited for smoothly driven beams, the ground screw driving way may be used. Also, the ground-mounted systems don't always have to penetrate into the earth. For capped landfills and other brownfields, the ground solar racking system with concrete foundation is also okay.
 Ground-Mount Racking Requires a Longer Permitting Process
Depending on where you live, you will have to go to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and obtain a building permit.

ground solar racking system

Of course, you should consider more than what we talked above before installing a roof solar power station or a ground solar power station. But you can contact us for more professional solar projects suggestions or projects solutions.

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