Use Cases for Solar Pole Mounts

MT Solar mounts make sustainable, off-grid power accessible and reliable in applications that are conventionally challenging, expensive, or unfeasible for solar power.

An engineering-driven design process creates solar mounts that adapt to diverse settings and use requirements. The resulting solutions can bypass many obstacles to achieve more ambitious sustainability goals and introduce and enhance green energy generation in more places. Here are just a few examples of where and how MT Solar mounts are put to use.

residential house with two solar arrays mounted on poles
Residential Solar and Sustainable Power at Home

Ground-based solar is a versatile alternative to roof-based solar power. It can also be used to supplement an existing system. While roof-based racking is often limited to the slope, size, structure, and orientation of a roof, top-of-pole mounts allow for power generation potential that’s based on the size and configuration of the solar array. Unlike roof-based racking systems, the solar array can be adjusted to an optimal tilt for the season, thereby increasing output. And since the array is raised, the ground below can still be safely accessed for maintenance and use. Mt Solar ground mounts can be designed to comply with municipal and HOA requirements.

school on native reservation with solar pole mount
Business, Commercial, and Public Space Enhancement

Adding shade and cover to public spaces makes them safer and more comfortable. Solar mounts can be designed to cover parking lots and pathways, and function as awnings, canopies, and other shade structures to enhance commercial and public spaces while also generating power.

solar array at schmeekle reserve
Community and Green Energy Projects

With scalable designs and an installation process that’s efficient, straightforward, and safe, MT Solar mounts have been successfully integrated into green energy and community power projects. They have also been used as experimental and proof-of-concept projects in sustainability studies.

Electric vehicles charging underneath an solar carport
Covered Parking and EV Charging Stations

Solar mounts are a substantial asset for electric vehicles and sustainable transportation infrastructure. They function as parking canopies that are also self-contained charging stations for public, commercial, and private properties.

Agricultural Fields, Farms, and Grazing Spaces

With scalable designs and an installation process that’s efficient, straightforward, and safe, MT Solar mounts have been successfully integrated into green energy and community power projects. They have also been used as experimental and proof-of-concept projects in sustainability studies.

Urban Power Generation and Sustainability in Developed Areas

In densely developed and urban areas, solar mounts can work with existing infrastructure. In cities, solar mounts can be mounted to flat roofs and concrete structures, incorporated into parking areas, and used to enhance commercial and public spaces by adding shade and shelter, while adding power generation resources. Because arrays can be raised, solar mounts can be installed at heights that eliminate the need for fences, barriers, and other measures that ensure safety and prevent vandalism.

Modern and Upscale Off-Grid Living in Remote and Rugged Areas

Solar mounts can be configured for high output that will support modern amenities. They can function as part of a robust off-grid, self-contained power resource. This makes it possible to add more comforts and luxuries to properties that are far from conventional power resources, including remote cabins, cottages, lake houses, and lodges.

solar arrays on a steep mountain slope in winter
On Sloped, Sandy, and Challenging Terrain and Flood-Prone, Snowy Regions

Solar mounts are supported by steel poles, which are embedded in a compact but sturdy concrete foundation. Unlike other types of ground-based solar racking, they can be securely mounted in terrain that poses structural challenges, including hillsides and sloped ground, sandy soil, flood-prone areas, and regions with high snow accumulation.

pole mount solar with high ground clearance rises above shade trees
In Shady and Heavily Forested Areas

Top-of-pole solar can be mounted above shadows cast by natural structures. Mounts can be designed so that solar arrays are positioned to receive adequate sun exposure. Instead of cutting multiple trees or modifying the landscape for power generation, solar mounts can be adapted to the natural features of the property.

solar powered telecommunications tower in top of snowy mountain
Locations With Extreme Environments and Weather

During the design process, solar mounts are engineered for site specifics that include wind and snow loads for the location. Environmental and weather data is used to determine duty classifications that are suitable to resist the elements. Minimal ground clearance will also account for likely snow accumulation. Apart from the mount’s structure, the ability to quickly change the position of the array makes it possible to alter the mount’s tilt to mitigate damage due to hail, high winds, and other extreme weather effects.

solar array at katahdin woods visitor center
Natural Sanctuaries, Wildlife Refuges, and Conservation Spaces

Pole-mounted solar does not require long-term ground modification, use of herbicides, or other measures to prevent natural vegetation from affecting the arrays. As a result, solar mounts can be safely installed and maintained in nature sanctuaries, land devoted to pollinators, and wildlife conservation spaces. High ground clearance and a pole-based foundation make it possible to introduce sustainable power resources without significantly impacting or modifying the native environment.

back of several solar arrays and telecom tower in colorado
Remote Telecommunications Towers and Utility Facilities

The high-endurance, low-maintenance features of our mounts make them an excellent solution for supplying power to telecommunications towers and utility facilities in remote locations. Mount designs can be scaled to all energy demands and catered to site specifics. The straightforward assembly and installation process suits project efficiency.