Solar PV Energy Ballasts and Electrical Junction Boxes
Junction Boxes are precast to specification requirements for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They are designed for use primarliy in traffic signal and sign electrification applications. Faddis carries a limited supply in stock and will cast product to your order. Special symbols can be cast into junction boxes and lids upon request.
Ballast footings for Photo Voltaic Solar Arrays
Solar arrays are being installed around the world to increase energy supply and reduce dependence on limited fossil fuels. Faddis is making precast concrete ballasts, also called footings or foundations for PV (photo voltaic) solar collector rack systems. There are a variety of designs in use. We will build forms and cast any shape or size needed to meet the client's requirements.
The use of precast for this application provides many benefits. To the installer, there is less earthwork, sediment control, formwork, on-site labor, and clean-up. The work proceeds faster without the time necessary for concrete curing, and no cylinder breaks or on site inspection. For the owner, a surface mounted installation preserves the value of the land, with no buried foundations, and less time and effort to return the ground to its previous natural state when the contract has expired. If the property overlies a landfill, or contaminated soil, the ballast foundations can rest above the ground, and avoid the need to penetrate an impervious clay layer, an HDPE containment liner, or come into contact with hazardous underlying materials such as asbestos formations or chemical waste. To the installers of PV solar panels, less work on the civil component means more time to do the work where your expertise provides the greatest return for your efforts.