Ground-Mounted Solar Panels

If rooftop solar panels don’t work for your home, ground mounts are a great alternative. Ground-mounted solar panels can be positioned for optimal sunlight access, maximizing output, and are ideal for houses with high electricity demand.

SouthFace Solar & Electric installs residential ground-mounted solar panels in Arizona. We specialize in custom solar solutions like ground-mounted solar and can design the ideal solar power system for your home.

Types of Solar Ground Mounts

As the name suggests, ground-mounted solar panels are mounted to the ground instead of a roof. They’re a great option for houses with roofs that are not suitable for solar panels and for homeowners who don’t like the way rooftop solar panels look. They can also be a great option for off-grid houses with a lot of land. 

There are two types of ground-mounting systems for solar panels. 

  • Standard ground mounts: A metal frame is driven into the ground and holds your solar panels at a fixed angle. 
  • Pole mounts: Multiple solar panels are supported by a single pole, which is driven into the ground. 

Both options work well in the right scenario. SouthFace Solar & Electric will recommend the best mounting system for your solar panels to ensure the highest output and an aesthetically pleasing installation.

Benefits of Ground-Mounted Solar Panels

In many cases, ground-mounted solar panels capture more sunlight—and therefore generate more electricity—than rooftop solar panels. If you have the space, they’re a great alternative to rooftop solar.

Generate More Electricity 

Rooftop solar installations are limited by the size and shape of your roof in a way that ground-mounted solar panels are not. With a ground-mounted system, the panels can be positioned optimally for sunlight access with fewer limitations, allowing you to generate more electricity.

Meet High Energy Demands

If you have (or plan to install) electric appliances like a heat pump, heat pump water heater, or EV charger, ground-mounts could be the right choice. With ground mounts, it’s easier to size up your system since you aren’t restrained by the size of your roof, allowing you to meet a higher electricity demand.

Easy Maintenance 

Solar maintenance tends to be easier with ground-mounted solar panels since you don’t have to climb onto a roof to access them. In Northern Arizona, being able to easily clean snow off your solar panels after a storm is hugely convenient.

Keep Solar Panels Off Your Roof 

Ground mounts keep your solar panels off your roof, which is great if you don’t like how solar panels look. We can install your ground-mounted panels in a discreet location on your property and conceal them with landscaping so they don’t infringe on your home’s aesthetic appeal.

Financing & Incentives for Ground-Mounted Solar

We offer flexible financing for ground-mounted solar panel installations and can also help you qualify for incentives

  • Solar tax credit – Ground mounted solar panels qualify for a 30% federal tax credit, reducing your federal tax liability by 30% of your solar installation costs. 
  • Property tax exemption – Solar panels are not included in property tax assessments in Arizona. 
  • Net billing – Solar customers in Arizona can participate in net billing, which allows you to sell solar power to your utility company in exchange for credit that can be used to offset the cost of electricity you buy from your utility when your solar panels are not producing electricity.

Arizona’s Expert in Ground-Mounted Solar

SouthFace Solar & Electric is the go-to installer for solar ground mounts in Arizona. If you’re interested in a ground-mounted system, give us a call. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of solar ground mounts vs rooftop solar and recommend the best system for your home. With over 35+ years of combined experience and thousands of Arizona solar installations to our name, you can trust the SouthFace team to make your solar installation experience exceptional.

Install ground-mounted solar panels in Arizona! Call 480-405-6105 or contact us for a free consultation and estimate.