With will over half a million produced by APA here in Ohio, our helical anchors allow us to complete projects that no other group can touch.
Helicals are very unique because of the massive versatility that you get with a single foundation. Developers always have to take on the risk of assuming that the soils are good; it never fails that a large percentage of sites have soil issues. When utilizing a helical anchor APA greatly mitigates that risk. There are very few soil issues that we can’t solve, all at basically no cost increase. Soft soils, low friction soils, shallow water tables, shallow bedrock, deep frost lines, rolling topography, the versatility is endless!
Helicals are much more cost effective than driven pile solutions. APA, combined with the knowledge of our parent company, has over 30 years of high volume manufacturing experience.
We manufacture the helical anchors in Ohio by the thousands utilizing our highly automated tooling and robotics. We have mastered the helical anchor manufacturing process and are now able to deliver an untouchable and superior product to the solar industry.
Our state of the art prepenalization process allows us to take expensive man hours out of the field and drastically cut down on install time.
AP Alternatives offers prepanelization for both our Mod Series racking and Advanced Modular racking. The prepanelization feature offers customers a competitive edge on their projects as it allows for much faster on site installation and reduced man hours in the field. This is accomplished by having all of the racking hardware, solar panels, grounding, and wire management completed before the product reaches the jobsite.
After AP Alternatives is awarded a project, we set up a small facility near the project location. Next, our mobile line of preassembly machines and fixtures is set up while all hardware and solar panels are shipped directly to the facility. With our equipment in place, the prepanelization process starts and every two minutes a fully preassembled cartridge is quality checked and palletized for shipping to the jobsite.
Benefits of AP Alternatives Prepanelization
From project inception all the way through completion, we’re there with you every step of the way
Although we offer hardware only racking sales, it’s no surprise that over 90% of the projects we are involved in contract us for full turnkey install as well. With our in-house Engineering and Project Management teams, along with a few strategic partners throughout the US, we are able to deliver 100% of our projects on time and within budget.
Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. Record response times and custom designed solutions help us achieve this.
We challenge ourselves each day to bring exceptional value to our customers not only through highly engineered solutions and the most competitive pricing, but also providing same day response and real time problem solving at all levels. Complete customer satisfaction is our number one priority and earning repeat business with our happy customers is our goal.
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Here at APA we do more than just hardware; we provide our customers with a true competitive advantage. We work to save our customers time, energy, and money.
AP Alternatives was founded in 2008 with the mission to design, engineer, and manufacture an innovative new solar racking system. With over 30 years of experience in the automated manufacturing industry, we set out to design a system that could utilize automated equipment to manufacture our components as well as assemble them. We didn’t want to offer just another racking system; our mission was to reinvent the entire concept of solar installations. Our designs led us to a fully pre-panelized modular racking system that would allow for factory quality control and rapid field installation.
After years of conceptual design, prototype work, and pilot projects, we took our product to market in 2010. Project after project, our solution showcased the immeasurable benefits of utilizing a preassembled modular racking system. As larger project opportunities presented themselves, our ease of installation and scalability allowed us to emerge as a front-runner in the solar racking industry.
To date, AP Alternatives is one of the leading racking company in the United States, with a history longer them most. AP is continuing to maintain its position at the top by continually evolving our products to drive down hardware cost and installation cost.
Take a peak at a handful of our Community Solar Gardens in Minnesota and see our Advanced Modular hardware in action.
Explore one of our most recent projects in NC; this array is home to over 20,250 modules on top of our Ready Rack hardware.