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Oldcastle Precast – Keeping solar panels secure on unstable ground

Oldcastle Precast, Inc., the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States, showcases their innovative patent pending precast ballasted footings for solar panel mounting. The patent pending footing designs are used for solar power systems that utilize Photovoltaic (PV) technologies such as fixed tilt, single axis, or dual axis trackers, or a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) system, such as the parabolic trough.

Oldcastle Precast’s newest product series are designed for use in the most demanding solar panel applications where the panels need to be secured in unstable, environmentally sensitive, or impenetrable ground conditions such as landfill applications. These footings are also designed for relocation and reuse.

Oldcastle Precast’s ballast footings are independent precast concrete footings for ground mounted solar electrical systems – with our extensive engineering staff — Oldcastle Precast is able to custom engineer a solution for your specific location, wind speed, tile angle, support and racking configuration, solar module size, weight, local design codes and project requirements.

The patent pending precast concrete ballast footings from Oldcastle Precast are invaluable in the following applications: where a non penetrating solution is required, where the solar installation is going in above bedrock, installations having a high water table, installations requiring environmental sensitivity, as well as installations where adverse soil conditions are present such as corrosive soils or soils with poor passive earth-pressure characteristics.

Oldcastle Precast offers a complete line of precast products for the solar industry.

Featured Products Include:

  • Precast Ballast Footings
  • Precast Ballast Foundations
  • Single Axis Tracker Ballasted Footings
  • Dual Axis Tracker Ballasted Footings
  • Concentrated Solar Panel Ballasted Footings; Fixed Tilt PV Ballasted Footings
  • Transformer Firewall
  • Precast and Polymer Trench
  • Inverter Buildings
  • Transformer Pads
  • Electrical Switchgear Box
  • Buildings and Shelters
  • Service Boxes
  • Electrical Vaults
  • Security Fencing and many more!

Call 888-965-3227 today for technical specifications or product information, or visit our website at www.oldcastleprecast.com/solar