APA Solar Racking has revolutionized
the ballast market offering the first of its kind concrete free design. The Geoballast was featured at Intersolar and
was picked up by many solar news resources.
Geoballast Foundation was developed after years of installing ballasted solar
projects. The utilization of wet concrete simply had so many hidden extra steps
that would constantly increase man hours on every job. After a large amount of
engineering and R&D, APA was able to take the idea of a standard Gabion
Basket and transform that idea into the most cost effective ballasted solution
in the solar industry.
The Geoballast was soft launched in
late 2017 and is proving to be a very popular and cost-effective solution for
ballasted projects of all sizes. With
multiple projects underway, APA customers have improved their installation time
and maintained their budgets.
The galvanized steel Gabion baskets
are hot dipped and epoxy coated for extra protection and ideal for landfills, pavement
and Brownfield sites. The ballast foundation is shipped 70% pre-assembled and
filled onsite with standard quarry rock. Anchor tubes connect the ballast and racking
with no earth penetration. Ballast
staging can also greatly reduce installation time. They can be easily moved
with a skid steer or carried to each location before filling with rock.
The Geoballast is compatible with 2 in
portrait or 4 in landscape designs and can accommodate snow loads to 70psf and
wind speeds to 130mph.
Check out some images from projects in
South Carolina, New Jersey and Arizona.
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