USING GROUND SCREWS FOR YOUR SOLAR OR RENEWABLES PROJECT

SUSTAINABLE FOUNDATIONS FOR SOLAR PLANTS

Ground screws are an effective, environmentally friendly foundation system that reduce the use of concrete and are completely removable and reusable, making them perfect for use on renewable energy sites, including solar plants. They not only make an ideal base for solar arrays but can also provide good footings for the plant, equipment and infrastructure required on any renewable energy site. Strong, level foundations can be quickly and cleanly installed for transformers and inverters, site offices and monitoring rooms, CCTV masts and a host of other applications.

Helical ground screws are a favoured option for many of our solar and renewable plant clients.

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 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.

Reducing the environmental impact of construction is an important and ever-growing consideration across the industry, especially so for the renewable energy sector. Offering a reduced carbon footprint when compared with traditional concrete foundations, the use of ground screws can help to boost the green credentials of your site. The ease of install, requiring no excavation and only small plant and handheld equipment, means limited damage to the area.

The benefits to your business of opting for helical ground screw foundations go beyond the environmental implications. With rapid installation times, there’s a positive impact on programme, added to by the fact that our ground screws are ready to be put under load immediately, with no curing time required. We can install in any weather and in difficult terrain, so unforeseen hold ups to a schedule are greatly minimised.

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.