OVERCOMING DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENT IN SOLAR INSTALLATIONS
HOW TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENT
Differential settlement is a natural process where one area of soil shifts and changes relative to surrounding areas, causing an uneven surface. When this process occurs under the foundation of a utility-scale solar farm, the results can be devastating; equipment can bend or break, sometimes leading to costly repairs or demolition.
This white paper will explore differential settlement in detail and provide ways to overcome the process using the Nevados All Terrain TrackerⓇ. With the right equipment and action plan, a solar farm can withstand surface changes from differential settlement and stay functioning for decades.