Wind loading characteristics of solar arrays mounted on flat roofs

@inproceedings{Cao2013WindLC,
  title={Wind loading characteristics of solar arrays mounted on flat roofs},
  author={Jinxin Cao and Akihito Yoshida and Proshit Kumar Saha and Yukio Tamura},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract With the increasing use of solar photovoltaics, wind-induced loads on rooftop solar arrays have become a problem. A series of wind tunnel experiments have been performed to evaluate wind loads on solar panels on flat roofs, mainly focusing on module forces calculated from area-averaged net pressures on solar modules of a standard size. In order to investigate the module force characteristics at different locations on the roof, solar array models, which were fabricated with pressure… CONTINUE READING