Designed to provide maximum durability and longevity the SolarGiant is an all-aluminum structure (except for small mounting and assembly parts which are stainless steel). The structure itself consists of two central horizontal main beam extrusions. These proprietary extrusions form the structural backbone of the SolarGiant, connect the mounting legs and carry the SolarGiant’s unique slide-in module mounting rails. The main beam extrusions (figure 1.) provide exceptional strength while minimizing the use of raw material for maximum economy and cost-effectiveness.
The SolarGiant is designed to be, essentially, a ballasted ground-mount system. It can be supplied in 2-leg and larger, 3-leg configurations for maximum project flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The mounting legs are shaped to allow easy anchoring to footers formed and poured on the ground surface. The footers can, if desired, be sunk into the ground as well. The SolarGiant can also be supplied with mounting legs sized for in-ground mounting in concrete caissons. The mounting legs can also be mounted to the surface of concrete caissons sunk into the soil.
Tilt Angle Versatility
A rain channel serves to drain rain water and condensate from the array. This prevents freeze-thaw damage and helps insure the long-term durability of the SolarGiant array.
While the SolarGiant’s slide-in rails are designed primarily for portrait mode module mounting, modules can also be mounted in landscape mode. In order to maintain the module manufacturers’ warranty the SolarGiant can be equipped with Conergy SunTop rails. With the SunTop rails, modules can be mounted in landscape mode and secured at the recommended locations with conventional module mounting clamps. The SunTop rail system employs Conergy’s patented Quickstone® connection technology for fast and easy rail assembly and module mounting.
Electriwedge® Module Grounding
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