USING GROUND SCREWS FOR YOUR SOLAR OR RENWABLES PROJECT

SUSTAINABLE FOUNDATIONS FOR SOLAR PLANTS

Ground screws are a great, environmentally friendly foundation system, reducing concrete use and being made from recyclable materials. This makes them perfect for use with renewable energy sites, especially solar plants.

Ground screws not only make a great environmentally friendly foundation for solar arrays but can also provide good footings for machinery, equipment and structures within a renewable plant. Helical ground screws can make a strong, level foundation for renewable plant equipment such as transformers and inverters, site offices and monitoring rooms along with masts for CCTV or other steelwork.

Helical ground screws make great foundations for many solar or renewables plant buildings and equipment.

A cutaway section of a ground screw in the ground, holding solar panels.

USE GROUND SCREWS ON YOUR SOLAR OR RENEWABLES PROJECTS FOR:

STRONG PANEL FOUNDATIONS

Using ground screws for ground mounted solar panel foundations is sustainable & cheaper than concrete.

TRANSFORMERS & INVERTERS

Strong sustainable foundations can withstand 75kN of vertical and horizontal pressure per screw, making them idea for supporting heavy structures such as transformers and inverters.

SITE STORAGE & OFFICES

Perfect foundations for site storage, such as equipment warehousing and containers. Can also provide office and monitoring building foundations.

PERIMETER FENCING

Protect your site using ground screws for perimeter fencing, hoardings and site access gate foundations.

CCTV & LIGHTING

Ground screws make fast and secure foundations for CCTV and illumination on site with no need for excavation or concrete.

SHELTER BUILDINGS

Ground screws make great foundations for temporary or permanent shelter buildings for on-site machinery & equipment.

Cement manufacture causes up to 10% of global carbon emissions, reducing the use of concrete within construction is an important factor in reducing carbon emissions. Ground screws make an excellent alternative foundation to concrete pads, but that is not the only benefit, for example their ease of install requires no heavy machinery on site and no excavation, helping to reduce damage to the site. Their small physical footprint when installed can help to retain site drainage and stop run off of rain water from site.

Ground screws are considered a sustainable building material, helping to boost the green credentials of renewable power sites. Manufactured in the UK from steel and galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461: 2009 standards, ground screws have a long life span and their ease of removal makes them easily replaceable. Ground screws are an ideal solution for renewable plants looking to reduce their carbon footprint and use of concrete on site.

BENEFITS OF USING GROUND SCREWS FOR YOU SOLAR AND RENEWABLES PROJECT

EASY INSTALL

Especially on sloped and uneven sites, no need for excavations.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Ground screws are made of steel and there’s no concrete required during install, helping reduce impact on the environment

LOW SITE IMPACT

No mess during install and site drainage is unaffected

QUICK INSTALL

Simply driven into the ground, load bearing straight after install

SUSTAINABLE

Made from recyclable steel, can be removed and reused. Ground screws are considered a sustainable building material

REDUCED COST

No formwork or excavation makes ground screws cheaper than a traditional concrete foundation.

Not sure what you need? We can help

Still not sure if helical ground screws are suitable for your project? Unsure how to include them in your design or get them installed? Get in touch and we will be happy to help with your project.

DESIGN

Not sure about the technical details and loading of your project? We can do that for you!

INSTALLATION

So you have a design, but you need the ground screws, equipment or an installation team? We can help.