Pole Mounts

Pole Mounts are a wonderful blend of appearance and performance. We consistently hear that the Pole Mounts look great and they definitely perform excellent. This Pole Mount solution is US-manufactured and comes with a manually adjustable tilt underneath the panels. The adjustable tilt is used to increase the winter tilt, which makes the panels more vertical. This will prevent large amounts of snow accumulation, which increases winter production. After winter, the property owner can adjust the tilt once again to lower the tilt. With a more horizontal appearance, the panels will perform better as they capture that “high noon” summer sun!

“NES installed the three, free-standing solar pole mounts … Throughout the process of design, acceptance, permitting, installation, and follow-up, we found Kevin and Steve to be very responsive and knowledgeable … The Nickels team researched possible reliable US manufacturers and provided data sheets for us to choose from … Nickels Energy worked around every obstacle, putting in the time and effort, requiring no additional fees, even though significant additional engineering, travel, administrative, and clerical time was required. They attended the town planning board meeting and worked through all the details with the board, requiring just minor support from us … In short, they are the best!” – Dale & Lynda T. Phoenix, NY

FAQ’s About Pole Mounts:

Q: Why are Pole Mounts more expensive?
A: Pole Mounts are more expensive because they require deep excavation into the ground and a lot of concrete. On top of that, the pole that the panels attach to is more expensive than the racking components needed for a Traditional or Ballasted install.

Q: Do I have to manually adjust the tilt?
A: No. If you like the Pole Mount, but do not want to adjust the tilt annually that is fine! We will install the system and provide you with a chart that details the ideal tilt angle for your Pole Mount(s).

Q: What is a “pro” for the Pole Mount strategy?
A: The main “pro” that comes to mind is that the Pole Mount allows us to install more solar in a smaller footprint. By installing 12, 15 or 16 panels on one individual pole, we reduce the amount of land that the solar project will take up. Both the Traditional and Ballasted strategies take up a larger footprint on the property than a Pole Mount.