What construction services does Ironcor offer?
We offer everything from substructure planning and construction (surveying, pre-drilling, etc.), to the structure design, construction, erection, and squaring, so it is ready for solar module installation. We can accommodate any kind of solar structure: from a solar carport, to solar canopy, solar car shelter, solar parking lot, and more.
What is typical in terms of delivery times?
Once the purchase order and deposit have been received by our team, then we hand it to our trusted partners to start on the engineering. This typically takes between 8-14 weeks from start to finish. An exception to this is for intricate projects that require more engineering at the start.
Do ISS structures hold up in sandy soils?
We have designed our structures specifically to work in sandy soils. Helical Pile Solutions are our substructures partners and they ensure stability in any kind of soil. Unexpected underground objects (boulders, utility infrastructure, etc.) are another common obstacle that we can work around. Hear an example about how we handle these situations in our dedicated substructures webinar below.
Are all solar modules compatible with ISS structures?
We are UL-2703 certified, which requires solar modules to be attached to the structure rails for safety. This certification accommodates a number of manufacturers, including Hanwha, Jinko, Bauer, LONGi and Canadian Solar. We have a wide selection, and can guide you to the ideal module for your project. We are also open to working with other manufacturers where possible, simply let us know your preference!
Can ISS structures handle bifacial modules?
Yes, we have designed our solar structures specifically to handle bifacial modules, with modules running in landscape, parallel with the frame. We have done this not only for structural integrity, but also to allow for the maximum solar harvest, by not shading the underside of the module.
Why invest in a solar structure?
When rooftop solar isn't possible (i.e. too many ducts, or unable to support the weight), ISS structures are a great alternative. The sturdy, stand-alone structures mean that you can turn an under-utilized space into an asset. A solar carport or solar parking lot keeps heat out in the summer, and snow or hail out in the winter. Solar structures also easily integrate with EV charging stations and batteries.
They also provide digital advertising opportunities: the columns are set up perfectly for digital advertising boards. This means that solar structures can help you generate revenue, round out your portfolio, or get to net-zero on your site. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help!