Design codes or due diligence – what’s easier to follow for wind resilient PV trackers?

In this webinar carried out in pv magazine, we discussed the necessity and complexity of establishing a bespoke wind design code for single-axis PV trackers.

We also clarify how project developers and asset owners can assess wind tunnel reports and validate findings.

Are you a solar developer, EPC company, bank, or you wish to purchase or have purchased solar trackers?

Then you will be interested in viewing this webinar.

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PVH Alvaro Casado

ALVARO CASADO

PVH’s AMEA (Africa, Middle East & Asia) Development Manager with extensive experience onsite as a project engineer in South America, Africa and Middle East. Joined the company in 2014 and has been involved in the construction of over 500 MW of solar plants.

PVH Eduardo Chillaron

EDUARDO CHILLARÓN

Mechanical Engineer with 13 years of experience in structural analysis and project management for top-tier customers such as Airbus, Repsol or Gestamp. For the last eight years, he has been working in the solar industry and in 2016 joined PVH as a Design and Engineering Manager.

PVH David Banks

DAVID BANKS

A globally recognized leader in wind loads on solar racking systems, having directed hundreds of studies on the subject. These studies have changed how wind loads are calculated for both roof-mounted and ground-mounted solar, including new provisions in wind loading and wind tunnel testing standards. He has 25 years’ experience as a wind engineer. After completing aerospace engineering degrees in Canada, he completed a PhD on vortex wind loads on load-rise structures at Colorado State University. He has been with CPP since 2000, where he is a principal and a member of the board of directors.

Whether a section model or a full aeroelastic model is needed is only the beginning of the debate.