Simplicity Engineered

Making Unusable Land Usable

GLIDE Ballast now allows TerraSmart to build its most advanced racking system on impenetrable soil conditions, specifically landfills and brownfields.

GLIDE Ballast Foundation

Responsive to all Land Types

GLIDE Ballast consists of pre-cast concrete block that is custom engineered to fit TerraSmart’s ballast sleeve design.  The ballast sleeves securely hold the GLIDE racking system in place providing resistance to potential wind uplift on the rack’s structure.  Once pre-casting is complete, the ballast blocks are shipped to the project site containing TerraSmart’s ballast sleeves, which result in an effective transfer and moreover, saves hours on the install process.  Combining the benefits of GLIDE’s racking system that redefines the speed of install and ease of installation, GLIDE Ballast is one of the most competitive racking systems for land containing chemical waste and landfill.

BALLAST Portrait

TGP Ballast foundation leverages all of the benefits of GLIDE’s fixed tilt racking solution now designed to securely fasten into the pre-cast ballast blocks. The blocks are engineered to meet the requirements of specific regions and climates where each installation will occur.

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Portrait Module Orientation

Up to 2 high x up to 12 wide

Reinforced concrete

TerraSmart’s engineers provide the fiber specifications to the pre-caster along with specs include our ballast sleeves

Effective Transfer

Once the gravel pads have been leveled, the concrete blocks are carried over and laid in place.

Load Capacities

Project specific – up to 170 mph wind speed and 100 PSF Ground Snow Load

BALLAST Landscape

TGL Ballast foundation carries over the same assets as its fixed-tilt version, being that GLIDE Ballast Landscape offers bifacial module compatibility with a complete shadow-free backside and integrated electrical bonding.

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Value Engineered Components

The C-Channels are extremely lightweight, yet stiff for durability

Hollow Design

Engineers provide customized specs to pre-caster to hold TerraSmart’s ballast sleeves

Bi-Facial Compatible

TGL Ballast allows for a complete shadow free backside


Numerous Configurations with lighter components

Engineered Simplicity

Compress schedules, reduce civil risk and budgets


Move projects along with strategic slot punctuality in steel members


Minimal hardware, agile parts provide continuous install velocity to reduce hours

01. UL 2703

Listed to the latest standard, UL 27033 Edition 1, to ensure product safety, bankability and simplified electrical inspection.

02. CPP Wind Tunnel Testing

Our wind tunnel testing allows for a far more efficient and trusted structural design.

03. 20 Year Warranty

TGP and TGL Ballast mounting systems are designed to ensure the modules are structurally supported for the production life of the solar farm.

Bifacial Module Compatibility

TGL offers the first ever bifacial module compatibility with a shadow free backside maximizing extra power from the sun reflected on the ground.

Turnkey Construction

TerraSmart is a pioneer in true turnkey ground mount racking solutions. From the boardroom to the trenches, we stand with our partners.