5102Hurricane resistant solar installations
- Oct 5 6:15 AM
See attached for a testimonial image from a hurricane-surviving array. Notice that most all of the shingles have been removed, but the array is intact.
Essentially, a system can be engineered to stay put in most any set of conditions reasonable. The key there is “engineered”. Uplift loads and pullout strengths can be carefully calculated, but I think the main problem for an array in one of these storms, against which safeguards are difficult to implement, is flying debris.
Andrew H. McCalla
NABCEP Certified Solar PV System Installer (TM)
Meridian Energy Systems
2300 S. Lamar, Ste. 107
Austin, TX 78704
Voice: (512) 448-0055
Fax: (512) 448-0045
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