The IronRidge Ground Mount System combines our XR100 or XR1000 rails with locally-sourced steel pipes or mechanical tubing, to create a cost-effective structure capable of handling any site or terrain challenge.
Installation is simple with only a few structural components and no drilling, welding, or heavy machinery required. In addition, the system works with a variety of foundation options, including concrete piers and ground screws. Compatible with soil classes 2-4.
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|Diagonal Cross Brace||Optional assembly kit is for those rare installations that require extra support. Includes the brace, sleeves, and hardware.||Racking||IronRidge|
|XR Rail Family||XR Rails’ unique curved profile increases structural strength and spanning capability, meaning fewer roof penetrations and more cost-effective designs.||Racking||IronRidge|
|UFO & Stopper Sleeves||The Universal Fastening Object is a universal, single-piece mid clamp. When combined with a Stopper Sleeve, the UFO functions as an end clamp.||Hardware||IronRidge|
|CAMO||This tool-free, universal, invisible end clamp is designed to bond and secure while improving array aesthetics. It comes as one piece, fully assembled.||Hardware||IronRidge|
|BOSS: Bonded Structural Splice||The BOSS™ provides a strong, bonded connection for XR Rails. No assembly, tools, or hardware required.||Racking||IronRidge|
|Rail Connector||Attaches and bonds horizontal cross pipes to XR1000 Rails. Available for both 2” and 3” sizes.||Racking||IronRidge|
|Top Cap||Available in sizes that fit either 2” or 3” steel pipe and mechanical tubing, the top cap supports cross pipes with U-bolt hardware.||Racking||IronRidge|
|Accessories||Provide a finished look and support electrical wires. Constructed from UV-stabilized polymers for long-lasting performance: End Caps & Wire Clips.||Accessory||IronRidge|
|Hardware||All hardware is designed for single-tool installs, low profiles, and in support of our UL 2703 listings: Grounding Lugs, T-bolts, Square-bolts and MI kits.||Hardware||IronRidge|
Pipe and Tubing
Locally-sourced 2” or 3” schedule 40 pipe and mechanical tubing help you save on freight, while still spanning up to 18’ between vertical piers.
Schedule 40 Pipe
- 3” pipe: OD 3.5”, wall thickness 0.216”, 35ksi yield strength
- 2” pipe: OD 2.38”, wall thickness 0.154”, 35ksi yield strength
- 3” Tubing: OD 3.5”, wall thickness 0.165”, 45ksi yield strength
- 2” Tubing: OD 2.375”, wall thickness 0.109”, 50ksi yield strength
Hex-Head Set Screws
This custom component is required to connect the IronRidge Ground Mount foundation pipe to the ground screw. These hex-head set-screws provide corrosion protection and a thread-locking coating to ensure fasteners don’t loosen over time. IronRidge has designed and tested this set-screw for use with both Krinner Foundations’ and American Ground Screw’s solar products to meet the load requirements.
Ground screws perform well in a wide variety of soil types and conditions, from sandy and rocky to hard-packed clay. IronRidge completed compatibility testing with Krinner Foundations’ Solar Ground Screws (G-series), and American Ground Screws (Model 3) and now offers a certified systems engineering letter. Solar designers can acquire the letters on the Ground Mount Design Assistant platform.
SPAN AND PIPE CHART
Refer to the following table to see how size impacts the East-West span between foundations. The table complies with ASCE 7-16 structural code. Values are based on 72-cell modules in Wind Exposure Category B.
|Module Tilt Range:||0 to 45 degrees|
|E-W Pier Spacing:||Up to 17'|
|N-S Pier Spacing:||Up to 9'|
|Max Wind Speed:||160 Mph|
|Wind Exposure:||Category B, C & D|
|Maximum Snow Load:||60 psf|
|Materials:||Aluminum Cast Steel ASTM A216 A53 GR B (SCHED 40) Galvanized Mechanical Tubing Stainless Steel Fasteners|
|Warranty:||25 Yr Mfg, 10 Yr Structural|
|Adjusts to Elevation Change:||Yes|
|Engineering Support:||Yes (P.E. Certified)|
|Locally Sourced Pipe:||Yes. Must be Schedule 40 or Mechanical Tubing.
Mechanical tubing must meet following minimum requirements:
Ground-Based Design Assistant
- Comprehensive reaction forces
- Turbo-charged calculation engine
- Auto-generated documents package
Ground Mount Documentation
Ground Mount – 360° View
Explore our Ground Mount System from every angle. Use the controls at right to change the viewing angle, add solar panels, and view accessories.