A trail of utter devastation was left by the Leamington tornado, which hit the town – located in the province of Ontario – on June 6,th yet two type 5000HD (heavy duty) DEGERenergie tracking systems, which were installed two days previously, stood firm against the storm.
The customer specifically chose the systems as they claimed to withstand high wind loads, which are commonly experienced in the region. The systems proved their suitability by remaining undamaged just 600 feet from the main path of the tornado, while nearby power lines collapsed.
Peter Mueller, sales manager of Ethosolar, the company that installed the systems said, “Our system, consisting of two 5000HD DEGERtrakers and installed just two days previously, was undamaged.”
DEGERenergie claims that the basic configuration can withstand wind speeds of up to 170 km/h without any problems, while with a customized design the maximum wind speed value can be increased to 300 km/h.