Solar panels have been used to generate and supply electricity in various applications such as residential and commercial buildings. Therefore, a need for a quicker approach to installation as well as the need to reduce workmanship to speed up the process is needed. Solar racks are developed through the use of automated equipment to “preassemble the racking hardware, pre-install the solar modules, and drive helical anchors into the ground rapidly”. So instead of installing one panel at a time, AP Alternatives has created a new method that uses machines to make the process easier. This new automation of the installation reduces the labor required on-site as well as the time needed to complete installation on-site, which provides cost, and time savings.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Construction Equipment & Methods
modular solar racking system, construction, technology, method, ap alternatives
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "AP Alternatives Modular Solar Racking" (2015). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 77.