Solar Mounting Systems

Ballast Landfill Solar Racking Solutions

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RBI Solar's ballast racking solutions are perfect for municipal solid waste landfills, brownfields and other sites where non-penetrable solutions are needed. RBI Solar’s durable and non-penetrating ballasted racking solutions are custom designed to your site-specific conditions. Whether it is a commercial solar system or a large-scale solar energy farm, RBI Solar’s ballast landfill solar racking solutions are as flexible as you want them to be. The GS60 ballast, eliminates the need for additional racking component installation and can mount all common 72-cell modules. The concrete ballast foundations can accommodate any type of module mounting.

With municipalities and landfill owners seeking innovative ways to generate revenue from undeveloped landfill space, developing solar photovoltaic systems on these sites creates a win-win situation. RBI Solar’s non-penetrating and light weight ballasts, and are custom engineered to specific site conditions. Our engineers and designers consider important parameters of landfills like static and dynamic settlements, cap characteristics, slope, and stability before designing a reliable and cost-effective landfill solution to suit the needs of your project. And, as the landfill settles over the next few years, the components of our solar racking systems can be configured in response to these changes.

Benefits of Using RBI Solar Ballast Landfill Solutions

  • Non-penetrating and light weight
  • Custom engineered to specific site conditions
  • Three foundation options
    • Precast ballast
    • Cast-in-place ballast
    • 100% Recycled high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE)
  • High strength steel with corrosion protection
  • Module mounting
    • Flexibility to mount any type of module with concrete ballast system
    • All common 72-cell modules mount direct to the GS60
  • Nationwide installation services
  • Procurement and manufacturing:
    • Leverage with national and international facilities
    • Material certification available
    • ARRA 100% Made in America available
  • Made of long lasting, weather-resistant materials with a 20 year warranty
  • Optional attachments for seismic zones

Ballast Foundation Options:

Precast ballast are designed and engineered per project specifications. The racking system is mechanically attached to the precast concrete foundation to allow for easy disassembly for future maintenance on landfill caps. Option for pre-assembled post foundations at the precasters facility will reduce the amount of on-site field connections reducing installation labor time and costs.

  • No weather delays and less susceptible to freeze/thaw cycles
  • Reduces on-site man hours, ability to relocate or re-use
  • Vast network of RBI Solar precasters
  • Cleaner sites! Eliminates concrete trucks washout areas
  • No risk for hidden costs such as accelerators, retarders, curing requirements, concrete pumps, or winter mixes
  • Integrated bonding and grounding to UL 2703 available

Forms are customized and supplied by RBI Solar per project as specified by the engineered project specifications. Once concrete mix has cured, the racking system is mechanically attached to the concrete ballast block foundations to allow for easy disassembly for future maintenance on landfill caps.

  • Reduced initial lead time
  • Independent of precaster's capacity or costs
  • Heavy transportation equipment not required
  • Good option for remote areas or for international projects
  • RBI Solar can assist in concrete mix design, QA/QC, and inspections to validate concrete meets ACI/ASTM standards
  • Integrated bonding and grounding to UL 2703 available

GS is a one piece, non-penetrating solar mounting system available in 10 degree tilt. Made from 100% recycled high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE), this innovative ballasted system requires no grounding because it is made of non-conductive material. One solar PV module mounts directly to a GS base with no complex assembly required. Thanks to the simplicity and durability of this racking system, installation time and overall project costs are reduced.

  • Universal system compatible with all common 72-cell modules
  • East to budget, 1 unit per module
  • Made of long lasting, weather-resistant material with a 25-year warranty
  • Non-conductive material, therefore no product grounding required
  • Stackable and kit-packed, transports up to ½ MW in a truck
  • Light weight, easy and quick to install
  • Advanced wind tunnel testing

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Benefits of Using RBI Solar

  • Flexibility to mount any type of module
  • Custom engineered to specific site conditions
  • High strength steel with corrosion protection
  • Nationwide installation services
  • 20-year limited warranty
  • Fast and hassle-free installation
  • Pre-assembly for ground mount solar
  • Same hardware throughout
  • Single source racking provider

Contact Us For Estimate

(513) 242-2051
info@rbisolar.com