Solar in High Wind & Snow Country: Design Considerations
There are special considerations when it comes to solar PV mounting in challenging environments. These environments include geographies subject to snowfall or high winds (or combinations of those elements). Most PV mounting failures occur in both of those environments. In either case, there is a good degree of scientific design consideration that must come into play. There are also codes and test methods that guide design, addressing adequacy and prudence to ensure the finished installation will survive these forces of nature relating to rooftops. In this session, learn what you need to know for mounting solar on metal roofs in high wind areas and in snow country, including best practice information and the variety of resources available to you.
- Understand the effects of wind on solar design.
- Understand the load reductions permissible by ASCE 7-16.
- Gain comprehension of how design snow loads affect solar design.
- Discover how to compute drag loads.
- Gain comprehension of the basics of aerodynamic shade and drift loads.
- Use the learned criteria to choose an appropriate mounting system.
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