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Ground Mount Solar Panels in Colorado Springs

Today’s advanced solar energy systems generate continuously renewable power for homes, businesses, farms, hospitals, government operations, and many other electricity users. Solar panels are usually mounted either on the ground or rooftop. Ground-mounted solar panels offer a number of advantages for various kinds of use, and they can be placed in any area of a yard or farm field that receives sunlight during most daytime hours. 

For information about ground or roof mount solar panel systems and designing the most efficient system for your specific needs, call Solarise Solar.

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Here is some information about ground-mounted solar panels, to help you determine if this green energy system is best for your needs.

What is a Ground Mount Solar Panel?

Ground mount solar panels are alternatives to roof mount panels. Ground mount panels are designed to be easily installed on a large ground space in a yard, empty lot. Ground mount solar panels are positioned for maximum absorption of the sun’s energy. Optional tracking devices enable panels to change positions along with the sun’s movement through the sky. The poles supporting ground mount panels can be sized to varying heights, to fit with the topography of the area.

Comparing Roof Mount to Ground Mount Solar Panels

Both roof and ground mounted solar panels perform well and today are collectively generating a spectacular percentage of the world’s electrical power. There are some advantages to using a ground mount solar panels for some locations and usage purposes, for example:

  • Ground mount solar panels can be installed at almost any location on your property that has enough sunlight and available space.

Roof mount solar panels limit installation to specific areas, as necessary to fit roof configurations and to comply with safety regulations and the architecture of the roof.

  • Ground mount versions can be placed with as much space between panels as needed for easy access, to make any needed adjustments, repairs, or perform ground maintenance.

Roof mounted panels often are installed with necessarily very little space remaining for walking around to perform roof maintenance, requiring removal of solar panels to make repairs, etc.

  • Ground mounting allows mounting high enough above the ground to allow abundant airflow under the panels, which keeps them cooler and causes them to convert energy more efficiently.

Roof mount panels in solar energy systems are often somewhat less efficient, due to less airflow.

  • Ground mount solar panels offer the benefits of an expandable solar power system, enabling owners to multiply the amount of energy they produce on their properties.

Roof mount panels are installed on more limited spaces on rooftops, which do not typically offer the same potential for increasing square area for installation of additional panels.

  • Ground mount solar panels are simpler to install, because they require only an area of solid, open ground that receives sunlight for most of the day.

Roof mount solar panel installation requires assessing architectural considerations, steps to ensure conformance with structural requirements, and compliance with a greater number of regulatory restrictions.

Benefits of Ground Mounted Solar Panels

After the initial investment in high output solar panels, the equipment generates electrical energy for any needs at low cost and requires little if any maintenance throughout the life of the system. Ground mount panels are as effective and in some cases more effective than rooftop panels. Ground mount solar panels offer added benefits for many kinds of residential, business, industrial, agricultural, and other applications.

Residential, Business, Industrial, Agricultural, and Other Applications of Ground Mount Solar Panels

Residential Properties

Homes with solar energy systems can potentially obtain as much as 40 percent of their electricity from their residential solar panels, according to some industry estimates. Still, sometimes families with solar panels on the roofs of their homes discover that they use more electricity than their solar energy systems can deliver. Often, there is no room on the roof to add panels. Ground mount solar panels solve this issue and provide other superior benefits.

  • Increased airflow below ground mount solar panels has a cooling effect, which promotes more efficient production of energy than panels mounted closely to roof surfaces.
  • Residential ground mounted solar panels enable expansion of a home’s existing solar energy system.
  • If part or all of a home’s roof is not oriented at angles that maximize sun exposure for solar panels, the panels may be capturing much less energy from the sun to convert to electricity.
  • Ground mount solar panels can be equipped with tracking technology, to have them move along with the sun throughout the day.
  • Ground mounted panels eliminate concerns about the need to remove solar panels from the roof or have people try to work around panels to perform roof maintenance, repairs, or eventual replacement.

Commercial Businesses

Using green energy is good for business. Solar energy systems save cost. Businesses may also qualify for rebates, tax credits, and other green-energy incentives. Many businesses with empty lots or unused ground space use ground mount solar panels. Properly installed, high-quality ground-mounted commercial solar panels transform a company into an up-to-date, environmentally-conscious operation. That profile enhances marketability and can increase profit margin. Ground mount panels may offer additional benefits:

  • Ground mount solar panels provide an option when no roof space is available.
  • Solar energy systems are enhancements that add value to commercial properties.
  • Almost any vacant area of the property can be transformed into an energy-production asset.
  • Generating solar energy to cut costs is a way to turn unused areas of commercial real estate into highly useful, profitable parts of the business.
  • In many cases, ground-mounted solar panels can be installed over parking lots, for dual purpose of producing energy and shading parked cars.
  • Ground mounted solar panels are exceptional marketing tools that reflect the excellent character of a brand that is sensitive to its audience’s interests.

Agricultural Operations

Farms, of course, need large amounts of power in a steady supply. Operations with unused areas of land have enough space to install a ground mount solar panels. A ground mounted array of solar panels can:

  • Generate clean power that is reliable anywhere where there is sunshine.
  • Eliminate some of the expenses and inconveniences of using diesel, propane, and kerosene.
  • Reduce energy costs for farming operations.
  • Produce usable energy for lighting and heating water and buildings and greenhouses.
  • Cause much less negative impact to the environment.
  • Provide energy for pumping water, running conveyors, operating dryers, electric fences, etc.

Businesses and Government Entities

Ground mounted solar panels can serve well in environments with large energy consumption needs. Industrial facilities, Apartment buildings, Subdivisions with HOAs, Hospitals, Government complexes, Schools, and many other property usage types are well served by this form of green energy production. Just some of the benefits from solar energy use these organizations could realize include the following:

  • Major electrical power users can save large amounts on energy costs.
  • Large collectives of users can realize enormous reductions in pressure on the energy grid.
  • When organizations go solar, they significantly reduce harmful emissions.
  • They elevate their image as a socially and environmentally conscious organization.
  • They set an example of economically responsible organizational leadership.
  • The leadership builds community confidence in the organization’s commitment to positive social and environmental impact.

For a detailed cost/benefit analysis and projected rate of return on your solar energy investment, contact Solarise to discuss your needs with a commercial solar energy system specialist.

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Considerations Before Buying Ground Mount Solar Panels

Some businesses and homeowners want to buy solar panels as soon as possible, and they may overlook important considerations to be addressed before moving forward with installation. Here are some fundamental things you can do to help ensure optimum performance over the expected life span of your solar energy system.

  • Solar energy panels vary in output capacity. Research the differences between high-quality solar energy products and lesser quality alternatives. Investing in quality equipment avoids unnecessary repair and solar panel maintenance costs later.
  • Be aware of the best solar panel company for the kind of installation plan you need and others. Either product performance or installation quality can have a positive or negative effect on your business.
  • Make sure that ground mounted solar panel systems are installed in areas with low foot traffic.
  • Have a comprehensive site analysis, including a feasibility report of all equipment, installation, and any other cost of solar energy system purchase and installation.
  • Get answers on site selection and preparation, maintaining access, the number of panels needed, how solar energy production works, how metering works, who to contact at the electric company, and other frequently asked questions about ground mount solar panel systems.
  • Work only with a well-established and highly reputable seller and installer, who can provide an abundance of reputable references. Choose an industry expert with knowledge of all applicable solutions and extensive solar energy systems experience. This can help you avoid loss of profits and the need to make additional investments later.
  • There are substantial tax credits and rebates for purchases of solar panel systems after you install your solar energy system, but keep in mind that these incentives are decreasing each year.

If you want to convert to green operations, ground mount solar panels are just one of the excellent options available to you. Start your selection process by having a comprehensive site analysis and a benefits evaluation. Those assessments will help in determining which solar energy system and/or other means of green energy production makes the best sense for your property and the range of ways you use it.

Solarise Solar, Colorado Springs, CO

We configure and install high-efficiency solar panels in both roof and ground mounted solar energy systems for a vast range of residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The PV products we provide are among the most durable and efficient available today. We will provide you with expert consultation, to help you determine the best solar energy system for your specific needs and budget.

Our team of installation specialists has extensive experience and is fully committed to our industry’s highest standards for safety, transparency, workmanship, and professionalism. We also understand the importance of communicating clearly, and we keep our commitments.

Just a few of the benefits we offer our customers include:

  • Zero up-front investment, low-interest financing
  • Solar energy system monitoring
  • 30-year Warranty on solar panels

Solarise Solar has built an outstanding reputation in our region by helping our southern Colorado customers obtain the best possible product quality and pricing, and consistently delivering exceptional quality solar energy systems installation.

For More Information

The southwestern region of the United States is one of the world’s most ideal environments for utilization of our great natural resource of a dependable abundance of solar energy all year long. We’re here to help you start tapping into that extraordinary renewable energy resource.

For information about ground or roof mount solar panel systems and designing the most efficient system for your specific needs, call Solarise Solar, Colorado Springs CO at (719) 792-7725, or contact us online for a free proposal/estimate.

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Customer Testimonials for Solarise Solar

We were very pleased with the professional and friendly manner that every Solarise employee exhibited from the salesperson all the way to completing installation. We are enjoying smaller electric bills and are greatly comforted by the fact that Solarise services what it sells.
Robert Chambers
Robert Chambers
20:53 07 Apr 21
Our experience has been awesome!! They contacted us through a cold call through Frederick who answered all our questions. I did my research of the company and I must admit I was skeptical in the beginning. However, everything was outstanding. The loan experience was well done and all digital. The customer service and phone calls that you will receive have been great for ongoing questions.Things seemed to go slow in the beginning of the process with permits and design. The city has to approve permits and they were just slow. But once they got to work, they finished all in one day. The inspection from the city took a little while but was approved without any corrections. The system has worked great and I already have a credit on my electric bill--just in my second month on the system. The app you receive also allows you to look at all the panels and see what the system is doing. I love that!!I would highly recommend Solarise to anyone looking for a system.
Benny Soto
Benny Soto
22:44 06 Mar 21
Team was very professional. Install of my solar system was completed in a day. Everything is working perfectly and am glad I chose this company.
Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin
19:29 07 Jan 21
Solarise was incredible to work with. They handled everything and all I had to do was reap the benefits of having solar. They were professional and responsive to any communication. The installers completed the project in 2 days with no disruption to me. Having solar is saving me over $100 a month in utilities. I highly recommend this company.
Connie Stiefel
Connie Stiefel
00:37 30 Dec 20
From start to finish the experience was great. Knowledge and patience from the entire crew. Every question was answered. Easy to contact. Solar panel installation was flawless.
Chevelle Garnett
Chevelle Garnett
00:32 01 Dec 20
Everything Solarize Solar promised was done. From cutting our Black Hills down to virtually nothing to installation and support beyond expectations. We highly recommend thier product and services. You won't be disappointed.
Chuck Pretlow
Chuck Pretlow
18:24 20 Oct 20
Knowledgeable representatives and staff. From start to finish the experience was great. From the time we got a knock on the door till we were making power was about 6 weeks. Including financing, site survey, permits, install of panels, and install of meter from power company. We watched other companies put in solar for our neighbors and it took 3 months before they were done. Solarise is fast, professional, honest and the best part is we love making our own power. If you want to go solar, I would contact Solarise Solar over any other competitor. They are the best!
Leslie Moore
Leslie Moore
22:52 17 Sep 20
We've been working with multiple solar companies for almost a year. Solarise is easily the best company out there. They're very responsive to questions and easy to get ahold of. The entire system took less than a month and a half from them knocking on our door to us making our own power. Ben, our consultant from Solarise was awesome to work with and a great dude. Thank you Solarise!
Michael Moore
Michael Moore
16:56 25 Aug 20
I contacted the company to inquire about the benefits and costs of having a solar system. I met with Jared. Not only was the system Well within my budget, all of my questions about the how the system worked and the benefits were answered. The system was installed before I knew it. I love having the solar system and enjoy looking at the monitoring system to see how many trees I have saved each month.
Theresa Felton
Theresa Felton
23:05 11 Aug 20
Knowledge and patience from the entire crew. Every question was answered. Easy to contact. Installation was flawless. I have recommended Solarise Solar to many and will continue. Great group !!!!
Al Walker
Al Walker
14:39 08 Aug 20
At first I was a little skeptical about dealing with a business I had no knowledge of or heard about. Our first dealing with John from Solarise Solar he made us feel at easy. He explained the benefits of solar verses regular electricity. John never tried selling us anything we didn’t need. That’s why I will definitely refer any and all my friends to Solarise. They completed all our paper work and plans, all we had to do was sit back and anxiously wait for solar to be installed. One last thing, their installers were fast, friendly and professional. Great company to do business with. Way to go Solarise Solar you definitely earned my business and references. Thank you Mr & Mrs Hernandez.
Gabriel Hernandez
Gabriel Hernandez
01:30 30 May 20
All the members of Solarise Solar that we dealt with were professional and very helpful when we had questions. The process was very smooth from start to finish.
Dax Larson
Dax Larson
21:17 14 May 20
They did a great job on the installation. All of they were very professional. Left a clean job site .
Virgil Sumpter
Virgil Sumpter
23:19 04 May 20
Solaris Solar was excellent to work with. Jared was so professional and kind throughout the whole process. They had answers for all our questions. Everyone I spoke with was kind and friendly!! I would highly recommend using Solarise Solar.
Brooke Richardson
Brooke Richardson
23:03 04 May 20
Shan and his team at Solarise Solar are amazing! I needed my existing solar system removed and reinstalled due to a issue with defective shingles on the roof. The original installer was awful and told me “We aren’t doing that right now. Call back in the Spring.” What?! After spending over 25k on a solar system you won’t provide service when the customer requires it! Solarise Solar was able to promptly remove the panels to allow for the roof to be replaced and quickly replaced them. Communication with Shan was so easy, he is quick to reply and never left me wondering. The installers that worked on my project were very knowledgeable, fast and polite. I highly recommend Solarise.
Robin Reno
Robin Reno
15:24 13 Mar 20
Great job Solarise! I don’t often leave reviews but these guys earned one. Especially the install team! Thanks for going the extra mile on our solar system.
Aaron Maclaren
Aaron Maclaren
03:07 11 Feb 20
Solarise installed a 4kW system on my home and everyone was great to work with. I feel I got a great value and excellent workmanship from their team.
Eddie Frank
Eddie Frank
17:51 28 Dec 19
Solarise was a pleasure to deal with... nice and professional. We’ve referred several of our friends. And we’re already loving having solar!
Greg Peterson
Greg Peterson
01:24 28 Dec 19
It's nice to have a good experience with a contractor. Thanks Solarise!
Emily Ellsworth
Emily Ellsworth
04:26 17 Dec 19
We had 5 quotes and Solarise not only offered the most value, they communicated throughout the whole process. Love our system.
Jake Hopkins
Jake Hopkins
04:06 05 Dec 19
Good company, kept their promises.
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02:00 26 Nov 19
Highly recommend! From the first meeting until installation Solarise was extremely professional. Thanks for a smooth process.
Kevin Hermary
Kevin Hermary
21:53 25 Nov 19
Great experience working with Solarise. Love being able to check my app to see how much power my system generates each day. Highly recommend.
Chelsea Ryan
Chelsea Ryan
01:25 22 Nov 19

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