Big Foot Solar Support
Description

Big Foot Systems Solar Supports are versatile, robust, and quick to install. Available in various sizes, angles and heights, Solar Support systems can be adapted to almost any installation and for as many panels as the scheme requires. A wind calculation assessment service is also available.

Big Foot Solar Fix-it Frame:

Provides a quick to install solution using 600 x 600 x 50 mm, 40 kg paving slabs as ballast (not included). Utilizing the Fix-it Feet, the modular system is very versatile with its installation options, available in various sizes, angles and heights. The frame can be adapted to suit almost any installation. Standard 10°, 20° and 30° panel systems are available; custom layouts to order. The hot dipped galvanized steel framework ensures maximum corrosion resistance for year round weather protection.

Big Foot Solar Cast Frame:

As above, with ballast incorporated into the framework. The Big Foot Cast Frame solution is ideal for weaker roofs or those with a low coefficient of friction due to its large surface area. This type of frame also lends itself to non-permanent ground installations.

Big Foot Solar Leg Frame:

As above, utilizing Big Foot adjustable legs and feet.

Wind analysis:

Big Foot Systems are currently using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to calculate site specific wind load conditions. Using the industry-leading ANSYS wind profiling program, analysis is run based on the solar panel size, quantity, pitch and mass of the panel then calculated to determine the ballast requirement for the solar support system. Big Foot Systems CFD modelling is based on customer supplied information and available to customers dependent upon scheme size.

Features/ benefits:

  • Non-penetrative solution for the support of solar panels in a portrait or landscape arrangement.
  • Versatile, modular framework available in various sizes.
  • Quick and easy to install, robust and secure.
  • CFD wind calculation service available on large installations.
  • Optional fully certified independent warranty.

Standards:

  • BS EN 1991-1-4: Actions on structures, parts 1–4: General actions – wind actions.
  • BRE Digest 489: Wind loads on roof based photovoltaic systems.
  • BS 8000-4: Workmanship on building sites. Code of Practice for waterproofing.
  • BS 6229: Code of Practice for flat roofs with continuously supported coverings.

General information
Specification data - Free-standing mounting frames for solar modules

Product Reference

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9446

Three panel pack, 10°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9447

Three panel pack, 20°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9448

Three panel pack, 30°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9449

Four panel pack, 10°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9450

Four panel pack, 20°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9451

Four panel pack, 30°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9452

Five panel pack, 10°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9453

Five panel pack, 20°.

Big Foot Solar PV Fix-it Pack, SB9454

Five panel pack, 30°.

Big Foot Solar Cast Frame

Big Foot Solar Leg Frame

Design:

As drawing

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Standard product features

Components:

- Feet:

  • Fix-it frame: SBR-recycled rubber. Bound using a ratio of high quality moisture curing polyurethane pre-polymer. BS 7188 and BS EN 1176-7.
  • Cast frame: Reinforced concrete.
  • Leg frame: Plastic – Nylon 6 B601L 30% glass fibre filled.

- Anti-vibration mats:

With Big Foot Solar Leg Frame only. SBR-recycled rubber. Bound using a ratio of high quality moisture curing polyurethane pre-polymer. BS 7188 and BS 5696-3.

- Metal framework:

  • Hot dip galvanized carbon steel: BS EN 10219-1.
  • Welding standard: BS EN ISO 15614-1.
  • Galvanizing: BS EN ISO 1461.
  • Salt mist testing: BS EN 60068-2-52.
  • Test Kb severity 1.

- Solar panel clips:

15% glass filled polypropylene, UV stabilized – colour black.

Product Options

Size (h x l x w):

  • SB9446: 448 x 3170 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9447: 740 x 3170 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9448: 1070 x 3170 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9449: 448 x 4200 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9450: 740 x 4200 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9451:1070 x 4200 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9452: 448 x 5260 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9453: 740 x 5260 x 1682 mm.
  • SB9454: 1070 x 5260 x 1682 mm.