Print Email Facebook Twitter Full scale investigation of the wind loads on a light-weight building-integrated photovoltaic system Title Full scale investigation of the wind loads on a light-weight building-integrated photovoltaic system Author Geurts, C.P.W. Bronkhorst, A.J. van Bentum, C.A. Publication year 2017 Abstract The wind loads on solar energy systems are crucial for the engineering of the panels, substructure and fixings. There is a demand for aesthetically more acceptable solutions such as frameless solar systems. For these frameless systems, the wind loads are carried by the panels themselves. Combined with the increase in the size of photovoltaic (PV) panels, reducing the wind load is becoming more important. The wind loads on building integrated PV panels depend on the external pressures and the pressures in the cavity under the panels. The magnitude of these pressures and the resulting wind loads on the panels are to a significant extent determined by the pressure equalization caused by the openings between the panels. An in-situ experiment has been carried out to assess the influence of the openings on the external and cavity pressures, as well as on the overall wind loads Subject 2015 Fluid & Solid MechanicsSD - Structural DynamicsTS - Technical SciencesBuildings and InfrastructuresArchitecture and Building2015 Urbanisation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:6e30e946-0ed2-4a7c-8e23-e9e9fef630d8 TNO identifier 776904 Source Seventh European and African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE2017) Liege, Belgium, July 4-7, 2017, 1-10 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.