Most of us are accustomed to seeing roof-mounted solar panels, but those aren’t always the best choice for homes with limited roof space, roof obstructions like skylights and chimneys, or roofs that face the wrong direction or slope at the wrong angle. If your roof falls into one of these categories, call Kosmos Solar today to get a free quote for ground-mounted solar panels in Dallas, Arlington, or San Antonio, Texas!
What Are Ground-Mounted Solar Panels?
A ground-mounted solar panel is just what it sounds like– they are solar panels that are installed on the ground, instead of your roof. These panels can be installed in any place in your yard that has good sun exposure and lots of space. They are mounted anywhere from a few inches to a few feet off the ground.
Benefits of Ground-Mounted Solar Panels
There are several reasons to consider ground-mounted solar panels instead of a rooftop solar array. We have listed some of those benefits below:
Roof Isn’t an Ideal Location
Rooftop solar panels work at their highest efficiency when there is plenty of roof space, the rooftop is clear of obstructions, the pitch is about 20–35 degrees, and the slope faces south. Solar panels will still produce a good amount of energy, but if your roof is small and your home uses a lot of energy each month, it might be better to install ground-mounted solar panels.
The start-up cost for solar panel ground mounts is higher than that of rooftop solar panels, but because they can be sized to meet your home’s energy consumption, ground-mounted solar panels can actually save you money over time. They can also be placed wherever conditions are ideal to get the most energy conversion.
Non-Invasive Solar Panels
Solar panel ground mounts don’t require us to cut into your rooftop, and the bracings used in standard ground mount systems are lightweight and simple to remove. It’s much easier to transport ground-mounted solar panels to a new property if you move and want to take them with you. There’s nothing better than getting to take your investments with you when you move.
What to Consider When Investing in Ground-Mounted Solar Panels
Ground-mounted solar panels might require special permission or permits. You might also need to get your soil tested, as soil containing lots of large rocks will make the installation more difficult. Finally, we recommend you have your property line surveyed to make sure the panels aren’t installed too close to the edge of your property. In a worst-case scenario, the entire system would have to be removed and re-installed just a few feet further away from the boundary – an expensive and time-consuming endeavor that could have been avoided.
Of course, you don’t have to go through this process alone! Kosmos Solar is always available to help you check local requirements, obtain building permits, and do whatever it takes to make your solar panel ground mounts a painless investment with great returns.
Call Kosmos Solar Today
If you are ready to invest in ground-mounted solar panels, or you have some more questions, give Kosmos Solar a call today. Our team services commercial and residential properties, and we are making the world a better place, one solar panel at a time. If you want to save money, protect against power outages, and lower your carbon footprint, then you have come to the right place. We proudly serve the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and San Antonio areas. If you’re ready to make the switch to solar power, get in touch with us today for a free quote!