Ballasted Ground System

Pour-In-Place™

Revolutionary Innovation that Pushed GameChange to Landfill Leadership
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Ballasted Ground System

Pour-In-Place™

Landfill Leader & Best Solution For Rocky Sites
gamechange solar GameChange Solar Pour-In-Place™ 1.2 MW - Canada - Rocky Site

Leader In the Industry

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Innovations

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  • 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

Technical Datasheet
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“The project uses a GameChange Solar round tub racking, which allows any drainage to have little to no impact. …”

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EPA Whitepaper on Solar Landfill Development

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the overall environmental benefit of siting renewable energy projects on contaminated properties. Through the RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative, EPA is encouraging renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites when such development is aligned with the community’s vision for the site.





POUR-IN-PLACE™ VIDEO OVERVIEW

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POUR-IN-PLACE™ TRADE SHOW VIDEO

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ballasted-solar-farm Self leveling technology with adjustable feet and slots allow fast install and
more than 7"[17.78cm] vertical adjustability to navigate sloping ground prior to concrete pouring

FEATURES

  • Self leveling technology with adjustable feet and slots allow fast install and more than 7"[17.78cm] vertical adjustability to navigate sloping ground prior to concrete pouring
  • Up to 4ft.[121.92cm] high ground clearance to allow for snow and vegetation
  • 5 to 35° tilt with multiple inter-row spacing options
  • Full layout and engineering analysis for every project
  • 51% overall lower cost than competitors
  • Integrated grounding and wire management
  • Less concrete, faster install, steeper slopes
  • No gravel beds or other expensive ground preparations required for leveling as needed for precast - save up to $.05/watt
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POUR-IN-PLACE™ THIN FILM GROUND BALLASTED SYSTEM


  • Supports all thin film panels for all vendors
  • Thin film panel clamps mount using rivets, T bolts or socket bolts
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3 Up Portrait Option Available

  • Typically 5% or more lower system cost
  • Wider row spacing
  • Reduces concrete amount up to 33%
  • Reduces number of foundations per MW up to 30%

First Solar Series 4™ Mounting Rails

  • The GameChange Pour-In-Place™ offers a mounting solution for the high performing and efficient First Solar Series 4™ module. Three First Solar Series 4™ modules are held on top of each pair of purlins in landscape configuration.
  • The GameChange Pour-In-Place™ First Solar module configuration helps improve energy production by increasing the module density on each table.
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Solar Frontier Mounting Rails

  • The GameChange Pour-In-Place™ offers a mounting solution for the high performing and efficient Solar Frontier CIS module. Two Solar Frontier CIS modules are held in between each pair of purlins in portrait configuration.
  • The GameChangePour-In-Place™ CIS module configuration helps improve energy production by increasing the module density compared to the competition.
Overview Sheet
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TEST & CERTIFICATION

  • Wind tunnel tested by industry leader CPP & rated for 175 mph [78.23 m/s] wind speed
  • Independent assessment by Black & Veatch
  • Rated up to 90 psf[4.31 kPa] snow load
  • ETL/UL 2703 tested
  • Meets IBC and ASME standards for structural loading
  • Warranty 20 years

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Pour-in-Place™ Ballasted Ground System
Concrete Installation Methods

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Utilizing concrete trucks to pour directly into tubs: 20 men estimated install rate 1.49 MW per week
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Bobcats with pouring buckets allow fast concrete installation on weight sensitive landfill caps: 20 men estimated install rate 1.31 MW per week
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Standard pump truck enables even faster concrete installation: 20 men estimated install rate 1.64 MW per week




“One of the unique aspects of the project's design is the GameChange racking system, with no posts driven into the ground. The GameChange system features a Pour-In-Place™ Ballasted racking system, with a non-penetrating concrete ballast block design. That is one of the reasons that we liked the GameChange system because it is a Pour-in-Place ballasted system. It's self-leveling, which was a nice feature. We are able to get the solar modules all in a straight line, even if the ground beneath isn't.”

Emma Kosciak
Manager of Solar Development for Citizens Energy Corporation

“Working on a landfill requires that you pay careful attention to any equipment that will contact the existing ground surface, so that the environmental integrity of the site can be maintained. Working with GameChange Solar allowed us to design this installation cost effectively to ensure that our project resulted in an overall environmental gain in the town of Patterson.”

Paul Curran
Managing Director, BQ energy

“As a leading Distributed Energy Resources and technology company, Tangent values reliability and innovation. GameChange’s constant improvement in their trackers and racking embodies the combination of practicality and innovation we strive to provide our C&I customers”

Andy Meserve
VP of Business Development, Tangent Energy Solutions

“Fastest ballasted ground system I've installed: We just drop the racks into forms and then pour the concrete, very few parts, very simple to deploy. ”

Ted Gadomski
Operations Manager, Pro Star Electric Inc

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Pour-In-Place™ System : Minimum order size 1 MW
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