The GameChange Pour-In-Place™ Ballasted Ground System has become the leading solar structure solution for landfills.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – January 23, 2018 - GameChange Solar today announced that shipment of a 13MW Pour-In-Place™ Ballasted Ground System has commenced to a landfill site in New Jersey. The GameChange Pour-In-Place™ Ballasted Ground System has become the leading solar structure solution for landfills in the United States and is starting to see significant interest internationally as well.
Derick Botha, Senior VP of Business Development for GameChange Solar, stated: “Solar projects on landfills are an important repurposing of otherwise valueless land which is becoming a growing trend in the United States. With the GameChange Pour-In-Place Ballasted Ground System now at such a low cost, the premium for ballasted ground versus pile driven solar mounting structures has nearly been eliminated. We are seeing a rapid growth for the GameChange Pour-In-Place Ballasted Ground System not only for landfills but also on sites where rocky ground conditions will cause pile driven systems to be more expensive to install than the GameChange Pour-In-Place Ballasted Ground System.”
GameChange Pour-In-Place™ Ballasted Ground System
- Patent pending protected system with self-leveling technology: 68% faster install than precast
- As few as 190 per MW for 2 up portrait and 130 per MW for 3 up portrait
- Substantial labor savings by eliminating moving and shimming heavy, precast blocks
- Round tubs minimize any drainage and scouring issues – important for landfill caps
- Integrated grounding and wire management
- Supports all poly, glass and thin film modules including First Solar Series 4
- Available with 1 to 3 panels in portrait and 2 to 6 in landscape
- Significant expertise - The GameChange engineering department helps customers to avoid pitfalls, improve design, and provide documentation for regulators and other stakeholders to speed approval processes
- Lower racking price - GameChange’s superior engineering and use of stronger steel than competitors enable longer spans and less foundations
- Less concrete - Due to wider north to south spacing of the ballast blocks under the posts, less concrete is typically required to resist overturning wind load because the moment arm is longer
- Faster installation - Innovative self-levelling technology effectively reduces labor costs