I often have customers who want to go solar but don't have a good roof for it - they might have too much shade, their roof might face the wrong direction, or the roof is in bad shape or there are underlying structural issues. But if they have a good open area on their property with little shade and without other obstacles, a ground-mounted solar array can help them realize their dream of going solar.
The best location for a ground-mount installation is typically about 100-300 feet away from a home, in a cleared area with a good southern sun exposure. This is where we would erect a metal rack to hold the solar panels. Most solar racks have a pitch of 30-40 degrees and are about 8-10 feet tall, while the footprint dimensions are based on the number of panels you choose.