OSPREY PowerRack™

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Model # OPR MAX 4x3x2 (30° Tilt Angle)
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OPR LTE™
  • Landscape configuration
  • Designed to hold smaller solar panels (60 cell and 72 cell) up to 450w
  • Maximum dimensions (41.1” wide x 82.3” long)
  • Wind < 110mph and snow load < 30psf
  • Tilt angle (15° – 35°); custom to 45°

Available Table Sizes and # of Foundations:

  • 4x3x2
  • 4x4x2
  • 4x5x3
  • 4x6x4
OPR LTE-HD™
    • Landscape configuration
    • Designed to hold smaller solar panels (60 cell and 72 cell) up to 450w
    • Maximum dimensions (41.1” wide x 82.3” long)
    • Wind <130mph and snow load < 70psf
    • Tilt angle (15° – 35°); custom to 45°

    Available Table Sizes and # of Foundations:

    • 4x3x3
    • 4x4x3
    • 4x5x4
OPR MAX™
    • Landscape configuration
    • Designed to hold larger solar panels from (450w – 585w)
    • Maximum dimensions (45” wide x 90” or longer)
    • Wind <110mph and snow load < 30psf
    • Tilt angle (15° – 35°)

    Available Table Sizes and # of Foundations:

    • 4x3x2
    • 4x4x3
    • 4x5x3

INDUSTRY’S FASTEST INSTALLATION TIME + DRAMATIC COST REDUCTIONS

CONVENTIONAL FOUNDATION INSTALLATION
2MW INSTALLATION
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OSPREY PowerRack™
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SAVINGS

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

OSPREY PowerRack™ FEATURES

KEY SPECIFICATIONS
APPLICATIONS AND USES
  • Solar panel manufacturer technology neutral with 3 designs:
    (OPR LTE, OPR LTE-HD and OPR MAX)
  • Pre-engineered OSPREY holds (12, 16, 20 or 24) solar panels in landscape orientation
  • Total power output up to 12.96kW (24 x 540w solar modules)
  • UL 2703 Compliant; Self-bonding mid clamps
  • ASCE 7-16; Category 1
  • Wind loads ≤ 130 mph and Snow loads ≤ 70+ psf. (custom available)
  • Fixed tilt orientation (15° to 35°); custom to 45°
  • Engineered: N/S sloped terrain (up to 10°); E/W sloped terrain (up to 5°)
  • Pre-assembled independently power adjustable (front) legs 24” – 51”
  • Telescoping square tube (rear) legs to 101”
  • Small footprint only (74” – 82.5”) spacing between front and rear legs
  • ZAM275 or Galvanized (G90) steel finish standard; others available
  • 20-year limited product warranty protection
  • MADE in USA (available)

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

  • Agricultural solar
  • Commercial solar
  • Community solar farms
  • Diesel gen-set replacement
  • Disaster relief
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Global mining
  • Government
  • Humanitarian
  • Military
  • Mobile micro grids
  • Niche projects
  • Remote and off-grid solar systems
  • Residential installs
  • Small to medium utility scale solar

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

OSPREY PowerRack

Nuance Energy’s Osprey PowerRack™ is a patented ground mount solar racking system that has revolutionized the solar industry – both in terms of saving time and money.

Unlike conventional ground mount solar racking solutions, the OSPREY PowerRack is 100% modular with universal components.  Its innovative design eliminates many headaches for the installer such as:

1. NO COSTLY EXCAVATIONS

The OSPREY PowerRack uses a patented earth anchor foundation technology, so it can be installed on any terrain without the need for conventional pile-driven foundations, helical screws, schedule 40 pipe and concrete piers or ballast concrete blocks.

Minimal site preparation or grading is required. However, on slopes greater than 4°, erosion control measures are recommended.

Refusal rates with other ground based solar systems that use helical screws or post pounded steel foundations are common and can paralyze a project costing the EPC or solar contractor a whole lot of extra money. However, there is no refusal rate using Nuance Energy’s earth anchor foundation system.

And residential customers will have peace of mind their backyards will not be torn up or disrupted.

2. NO EXPENSIVE ON SITE MACHINERY

The OSPREY PowerRack does not require heavy machinery to install. So, there is no large, upfront investment in expensive machinery or equipment costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Only handheld tools are required. And there is no welding or cutting necessary on site.

For less than $2,500, a solar contractor can invest in the tools necessary for any job site.

Solar distributor who carry our products can rent or sell the tools necessary to install the OSPREY PowerRack.

3. LOWEST COST of LABOR in SOLAR

The OSPREY PowerRack eliminates higher-wage field installers. With a 3-4 person crew and 30 minutes of training, you can assemble a 10kW solar system installation in about an hour, including racking, panels, foundations and anchor load testing. And after some practice and building that golden row, EPC’s are able to assemble up to 60kWs in an 8-hour shift.

4. NO GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS

One of the OSPREY PowerRack’s key patent claims is its real-time soil condition anchor “load testing”, which eliminates the need for geotechnical reporting. This is fundamentally different from any other conventional solar ground mount solar system.

The OSPREY PowerRack can shave $145,000 off a standard 2MW solar installation using conventional foundation methods. That is $.07/watt!

A 2MW commercial solar installation would normally take several months (60+ days) to become fully operational, however, the OSPREY PowerRack allows the EPC to have the foundations, racking and even solar modules installed in just 16 days.

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

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

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, SITE SPECIFIC ENGINEERING, EARTH ANCHOR FOUNDATIONS & ANCHOR “LOAD TESTING”

A standard Structural Calculation Package 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) from 3rd party PE. structural engineers is also available for purchase (if required).

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

Our patented earth anchor foundations support and secure solar racking structures to the ground. Our proprietary anchors withhold up to 3600lbs of uplift force 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 (rent or own) and a Nuance Energy Drive Rod sold separately. Pilot holes are not required; however, a Nuance Energy Drill Bit (sold separately) will tackle any hard pan or tough soil conditions. If frozen conditions, earth anchors can be driven well 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 Osprey PowerJack™ load testing installation tool.

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

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

Step 4 – Call for inspection. Our patented earth anchor foundations are approved in all 50 states and USA territories.

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

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