14 Oct '17, 12pm

Why #Solar is one of the most resilient forms of energy production available.

As the Atlantic continues to churn out some of the deadliest storms on record , the repercussions continue to rock the South and southeastern U.S. Whether it is the physical impact of the recent storms on solar projects or the economic impact throughout energy markets, how do these events affect the solar industry, and to what extent? Braving the Elements When storms of the magnitude we’ve seen this summer approach operating solar assets, there are many measures taken to prepare for the oncoming weather. Strong winds, especially those found in Category 3-5 hurricanes, can pose one of the greatest environmental threats to solar energy systems. Systems are given ratings based on their wind resistance, which vary based on local building codes (systems in Florida, for instance, can generally withstand 140+ mph winds ). While fixed-tilt arrays are forced to brave strong winds i...

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