OSPREY POWERPLATFORM

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Model #OSP-STD, 2×6

INDUSTRY’S FASTEST INSTALLATION TIME + DRAMATIC COST REDUCTIONS

CONVENTIONAL FOUNDATION INSTALLATION
2MW INSTALLATION
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*Fully trained, 16-person crew installing the foundation, racking and modules
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SAVINGS

*Savings due to lower field labor costs, no pile driving, and no geotechnical reports

3D Product Training Video

GROUND MOUNT SOLAR RACKING
INSTALLED IN ABOUT AN HOUR

OSPREY POWERPLATFORM

Nuance Energy’s Osprey PowerPlatform (patent pending) is a proprietary ground mount solar racking system that has revolutionized the solar industry – both in terms of cost and time.

Unlike with standard ground mount solar solutions, Osprey’s modular design eliminates:

1. COSTLY EXCAVATIONS

The solar racking system’s earth anchor application allows for easy ground mount installation on any terrain – without pile-driven foundations, or concrete pads.

2. EXPENSIVE MACHINERY

You can easily assemble the Osprey PowerPlatform’s prefabricated steel components using simple handheld power tools. No heavy machinery is needed on-site, and no cutting, welding, or drilling is required.

3. SKILLED LABOR

The Osprey PowerPlatform eliminates the need for skilled, high-wage workers. With a 3-person crew, you can assemble a 5kW installation in about an hour, allowing you to build up to a 40kW system in a single 8-hour shift.

4. GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS

Real-time soil condition load testing eliminates the need for geotechnical reporting or third-party inspections.

In field labor costs alone, the Osprey PowerPlatform can shave $130,000 off a standard 2MW solar installation.

These savings aren’t the only benefit of the Osprey’s nimble design. Whether as a contractor, developer, or EPC, this robust ground mount solar racking solution can help you bring projects online in a fraction of the time.

Whereas a 2MW installation would normally take months to become fully operational, the Osprey PowerPlatform allows you to have the foundations, racking and modules installed in 16 days.

  • Geotechnical outsourcing
  • Inspections and permits
  • Supply chain management/logistics
  • Procurement delays
  • Engineering

SOLAR EARTH ANCHORS

SITE SPECIFIC ENGINEERING, EARTH ANCHORS FOUNDATIONS & PULL ‘LOAD’ TESTING

A Structural Calculation and Engineering Report complete with vertical and lateral analysis (dead load, live load, wind load and seismic load, etc.) is provided.
A Site-Specific Memo (SSM) is also available for purchase (if required).

The unique innovation behind Nuance Energy’s utility patented solar ground mount racking system and the award-winning Osprey PowerPlatform®, is our proprietary earth anchor foundation application and the methodology used to install and pull “Load Test” earth anchors in real time soil conditions.

The earth anchor foundation application supports and secures the solar racking structure to the ground. Our proprietary earth anchors can withhold over 3333lbs of uplift force applied and achieve local AHJ load requirements in all fifty (50) states and USA territories.

Step 1(See Osprey Installation Manual). Install earth anchors using an SDS Max Rotary Hammer and Drive Rod. Pilot holes are not required; however, a 48″ drill bit will tackle any hard pan or tough soil conditions. If frost line is a concern, earth anchors can be driven below the frost line to set the anchor in more stable soil conditions. Real-time soil condition testing, anchor pull “load” testing and local AHJ verification requirements are quickly and easily achieved using the patent pending Osprey PowerJack™ Load testing tool.

Step 2 – Pull “Load” test the earth anchors in seconds with only one person using the Osprey PowerJack™ Load tool and a standard Impact Driver.

Step 3 – Record anchor load tests using the Anchor Load Verification Form and email it to info@nuanceenergy.com. If an SSM was ordered for your job site, then we will send a post installation memo verifying the anchor load test results.

Click to Play the Earth Anchor and Osprey PowerJack™ videos.

Osprey PowerJack Anchor Pull Test Video

Osprey PowerJack Anchor Load Test Video (2091lbs)

Osprey PowerJack Pull Load Testing with Titan Solar

Osprey PowerJack Drive Rod Removal

The earth anchor provides a reliable alternative to traditional anchorage methods at a fraction of the cost, and has additional benefits not typically provided by other foundation options.

– Matthew B. Gilliss, P.E., LEED AP, Engineered Power Solutions

OSPREY POWERPLATFORM® FEATURES

KEY SPECIFICATIONS
APPLICATIONS AND USES
  • Average installation time: is 45 minutes with a 2-3 person crew
  • Average labor cost: is $0.0125/watt installed
  • Each Osprey table holds (8 – 16) panels
  • Total power output per Osprey up to 7.7kW
  • Solar panel technology neutral – UL 2703 Compliant Wind loads <185 mph and snow loads <90+ psf, CPP wind tunnel tested
  • Wind loads <150 mph and snow loads <90+ psf, CPP tested
  • 25-year limited product warranty protection
  • Fixed tilt orientation (10° to 45°)
  • Independent power adjustable legs
  • Engineered for sloped terrain (up to 10°)
  • Custom engineering for sloped terrain
  • Galvanized (G90) steel finish (standard); ZAM275; other options available
  • Self-bonding mid clamps
  • Tamper-proof module fasteners (optional)
  • Easy wire management
  • Ideal for mounting string inverters

Regardless of your unique solar requirements, the Osprey PowerPlatform is ideal for a wide range of renewable energy applications, including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial & industrial PV
  • Community solar farms
  • Remote and off-grid PV systems
  • Emergency and disaster relief
  • Mobile Micro Grids and Diesel Genset Replacement
  • Global mining operations
  • Agriculture
  • Landfill and brownfield solar
  • Small utility-scale solar

To learn more about this revolutionary solar ground mount technology, contact Nuance Energy for a free consultation.

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