A firsthand look at a California solar farm with ​‘earth-mounted’ panels

Erthos wants to reinvent solar farms with ground-mounted panels that it says can reduce utility solar costs by 20 percent.

What happens if you install solar panels directly on the ground and then subject them to a wild and wet California winter replete with 12 atmospheric rivers, two bomb cyclones and 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts? I visited a Central California solar farm built by the startup Erthos to find out.

Since the company unstealthed in June 2021, Erthos has deployed 3 megawatts of large-scale solar generation using a unique system that places photovoltaic panels on the ground instead of using elevated steel racking or trackers.

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Source: Canary Media

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