Designing for the Wind

Interactive White Paper

Using Dynamic Wind Analysis and Protective Stow Strategies to Lower Solar Tracker Lifetime Costs

Co-authors: Alex Roedel and Stuart Upfill-Brown

This paper was developed with solar power plant developers, asset owners, EPCs, and independent engineers in mind. Here are a few of many of the topics we discuss:

  • Dynamic effects of wind on PV structures
  • Cost of downtime: is it a race to the bottom?
  • Tracker Architecture: stowing and wind effect analysis