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A tested and proven wind mitigation strategy to minimise risk

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By Todd Andersen, Chief engineer, Array Technologies.

Ensuring the stability of solar tracking systems and modules during wind events is one of the top concerns of solar site owners, project developers and EPC contractors. A poorly designed single-axis tracker can result in damage to solar trackers and modules, leading to costly downtime, insurance claims, or even possible injury. Todd Andersen outlines the innovative methods that engineers at Array Technologies have uncovered and use to address this major potential setback for solar projects.

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