Conergy introduced its SolarGiant NA ground-mounted PV array structure. Designed expressly for the North American market and intended for use in commercial through utility-scale PV projects, the SolarGiant NA provides a particularly flexible and cost-effective PV mounting solution.
Key to the SolarGiant's cost-effectiveness is module installation and grounding. The SolarGiant uses a high-strength, proprietary rail system that allows modules to be simply slid into place, dramatically decreasing installation time. The SolarGiant's unique, proprietary Electriwedge grounding system, developed in cooperation with Wiley Electronics LLC quickly locks the modules in place and provides electrical continuity throughout the array.
"We're excited about the SolarGiant NA and the unique features and advantages it brings to the commercial PV market," said Don Massa, Mounting Systems Product Manager for Conergy. "We recognize that labor costs make up a large portion of project's cost and the SolarGiant helps installers minimize that cost component while providing a structurally robust and esthetically pleasing product."
The fixed-tilt SolarGiant can be field-set for tilt angles from 15° to 35°. It can be mounted conventionally on or in caissons but was designed primarily for surface mounting on simple concrete footers. The SolarGiant's simplified structure has been carefully designed to reduce the number of labor- and cost-intensive mounting points while still allowing it to withstand wind loads up to 120mph.