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Wind Loads Acting on PV Panels and Support Structures with Various Layouts

Daisuke Somekawa, Tetsuro Taniguchi, Yoshihito Taniike
2013 Proceedings of the Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering   unpublished
This study investigates the wind loads acting on ground mounted photovoltaic panels and the support structures thereof with wind tunnel experiments. As a result, observed at the northernmost panel is the minimum wind force coefficient to which the corresponding wind load exceeds the wind load specified in IEC 61215. On the other hands, the maximum and minimum wind force coefficients for the support structures have almost same values in various layouts of PV arrays. This means that the design
more » ... that the design wind loads for support structures can be determined independent on the array arrangements.
doi:10.3850/978-981-07-8012-8_146 fatcat:s3g7zckwfrbfliyqsljdf7kg4u