22 June 2012
Metal Foundations Industries (MFI) today announced its steel foundations, an alternative to standard concrete and driven pile foundations for ground-mounted photovoltaic panels and heliostat tracking mirrors.
The company says it’s a “green” building material that is 100% recyclable and exceeds the United States Green Building Council’s requirements for LEED certification.
MFI says the company’s patented designs offer developers and installers greater control against forces such as torsion, overturning, shear, deflection and rotation. MFI’s design process considers many factors including soil conditions, load, structure and various forces to custom design a foundation to meet the needs of each project.
During the design process, soil type, location and the size of the foundation are analyzed to determine which of MFI’s proprietary installation processes will be most effective.
By eliminating the need for concrete, MFI says it eliminates the time restraints and procedures involved with large excavations, concrete preparation, and downtime, saving clients time and money.
Visit Metal Foundations at booth 9017 at Intersolar NA, 10-12 July, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California (US).