FTC Solar Demonstrates Effectiveness of Proprietary Damping Technology Against Wind in New Whitepaper
"Due to the high level of torsional damping in the model from the dampers, divergent oscillations indicative of aerodynamic instability were not observed in the configurations with at least one damper per half." - Page 13 of RWDI's report RWDI #1802993,
Through testing wind speeds between 105 and 150 mph, RWDI determined that the Voyager tracker remains stable. This unique damping technology is essential as it prevents wind from affecting the surface of the modules, which can ultimately lead to catastrophic failures.
"These large surface area modules with the frames at the outer edge, behave dynamically in new ways that traditional design approaches can't analyze. This can lead to microcracking and cell failure that is not visible to the naked eye," said
To prevent wind damage during PV plant construction
To view the complete FTC Wind Mitigation whitepaper, visit www.ftcsolar.com/wind. .
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