Published on : 04 May 20203 min reading time
Usually, you imagine them on the roof of your house when you think about placing the solar panels. There is also another option: the solar panel mounted on the ground.
WHAT IS A GROUND-MOUNTED SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM?
It certainly looks like a ground-mounted system: an array of solar panels mounted on the surface of your property rather than on the roof of your home. They can be mounted within a few centimetres of the ground. In terms of the amount of energy generated, the ground-mounted and roof-mounted panels are almost the same, at least on the surface. On a flat site, unlike a sloping roof, you can install solar panels on the ground in the desired direction to maximize sun exposure. So, while both types of panels can retain the same level of energy on paper, the difference is that ground-mounted panels often receive more sunlight, which helps them generate more energy and save more money.
ADVANTAGES OF A GROUND-MOUNTED SOLAR SYSTEM
Ground-mounted solar energy systems have several advantages that make them superior to roof-mounted panels. One obvious advantage is that you can’t afford to make mistakes in the layout of your roof space. If the solar mount is not installed correctly, excessive holes in the roof will lead to leaks and higher maintenance costs. The roof may not be at the ideal angle to maximize the yield of solar energy; ground-based systems may be better placed where they need to be. In addition, solar panels are better suited to the health of its users. This is because ground-mounted systems have space underneath them to allow for the free flow of air. In addition, they work best to keep it clean and free of dirt. In addition to this, placing solar panels on the floor means more accessibility to washing and maintenance. Finally, there is usually no space for the extension of a solar panel device installed on the roof. This is not a problem for the ground mounted system.
DISADVANTAGES OF A GROUND-MOUNTED SOLAR PANEL
Now, what about the disadvantages of putting solar panels on the ground? If your backyard is big enough, it may not be a problem, but in smaller yards you may have little space for other recreational activities (barbecues, parties, gardening). Because solar panels require electrical installation and produce electricity all day long, most homeowners are concerned that if they have children, they could destroy the solar system and injure themselves.most solar systems are grounded and carefully covered. Equipment, such as micro inverters and cables, must be well secured. However, any malfunction, degradation of insulation or damage caused by weather conditions or poor design or installation can occur over time.