Pioneering Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) for over 37 Years


Off Grid Solar – Tanzania

Project Specification

These unique off-grid arrays were to be installed in multiple rural locations, mainly within Africa. One of the key criteria was for locally sourced labour to be employed meaning the whole project, including the foundation, needed to be easy to deploy.


Being low to the ground, the required loads to safely secure the array were relatively low. Platipus were able to provide a lightweight S6 ARGS® System which was easily installed and loadlocked using simple handheld tools. The entire foundation kit was supplied in a bespoke wooden pallet allowing for no plastic waste on-site and easy packing with the mounting system, providing the end user with an “all in one” solution that was quick and easy to deploy in the rural locations.