- Although typically thought of as an east-west system, the 5B Maverick solution has a low tilt angle, so we can orient it in any orientation with no more than a percent reduction in energy yield.
- Due to this flexibility, if needed we can optimise the orientation of the 5B Maverick solution for site constraints, boundaries or terrain.
- Because of its modular design and non-penetrating foundations, 5B Maverick can be re-mobilised, moved and redeployed multiple times.
- This portability will ensure customers capture the full lifetime value of a 5B Maverick system regardless of how long it stays in its first location.
- 5B Maverick will reduce stranded asset risk and improve access to finance for customers whose facilities have limited life spans.
- The 5B Maverick solution’s redeployability is based on in-field accelerated lifecycle testing: our robust design means redeployment causes zero impact on performance.
- Accelerated lifecycle testing at our in-house R&D centre shows no measurable drop in electrical performance following 100 redeployments.
By adopting 5B Maverick technology our existing customers have been able to cut solar farm deployment times by 50 to 90% compared to traditional fixed tilt and single axis tracking technologies. This is because the 5B Maverick is a prefabricated, pre-wired, ground-mount, steel-concrete beam ballasted array, delivered directly to site.
As a result of the ballasting and prefabrication, the deployment of 5B Mavericks requires fewer high risk activities, such as pilling and manual handling, reducing onsite installation time, while significantly improving safety for solar project deployment.
A team of three accredited deployment partner personnel can install a 48 kWp MAV on a greenfield site in around half an hour. This equates to over 200 kWp in a day and more than 1 MWp in a week with a team of only 3 people.
You can deploy the 5B Maverick solution on a wide range of terrains, making it more flexible than most conventional solar PV racking solutions, single axis tracker, or fixed tilt technologies.
The composite steel-concrete beams in the 5B Maverick solution provide an element of ballasting, which can reduce the need for ground piles or major geotechnical work.
Tether anchors are installed at the beginning and end of each row of 5B Mavericks to provide lateral force resistance, and depending on the wind uplift on site, beam anchors may be required to provide additional uplift resistance for the array. This design means reduced need for early stage geotechnical cost and risk during construction.
As a result, 5B Maverick solar farms can be considered for deployment on marginal sites such as landfill caps, mining tailings dams and sites with complex geotechnical aspects that inhibit pile-driving.
5B Maverick arrays can be deployed on sloping sites and undulating ground, with an inclination of 3 - 5°.
Each composite steel-concrete beam requires two points of contact with the ground and along the beam where recycled rubber pads can be used to level out height differences of up to approximately 100mm.
5B Mavericks can be positioned to follow the site terrain, so long as each beam is no more than 500mm higher or lower than the previous beam.
The 5B Maverick solution is usually deployed so that the panels face an east-west aspect, however the unique low tilt angle of the technology allows any orientation with minor reductions in energy yield, typically less than 1%.
This means that, without yield loss, the 5B Maverick can be deployed in a layout that makes optimal use of the site, regardless of the site aspect ratio, exclusion zones, etc.