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Design of low-cost structures for photovoltaic arrays
H. A Franklin
1978 by Dept. of Energy, Sandia Laboratories, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Albuquerque, N.M, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English
|Statement||H. A. Franklin|
|Series||SAND ; 78-7033|
|Contributions||Sandia Laboratories, Bechtel National|
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A study of low cost support structures for flat photovoltaic panels set at a fixed angle to the ground was conducted. The work began with a survey of solar system manufacturers. The results showed a diverse approach to the design of support structures and a lack of systematic design criteria.
The design and analysis of low cost, ground-mounted flat plate non-tracking array structures for use in large intermediate and central power station applications are described.
Design requirements for the array structure, especially wind loading criteria, are discussed and problem areas associated with the integration of the module panel and support structure are : H. Post. Integrated Structure Designs for Photovoltaic Arrays H. Franklin, Project Manager Bechtel Group, Inc.
Research and Engineering Operation San Francisco, California Prepared by Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California for the United States Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC04~76DPOQ Design of a Low-cost Solar Tracking Photo-Voltaic (PV) Module and Wind Turbine Combination System S.
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These grid-tie solar systems can help offset power consumed by hybrid or electric car charging. proposed to secure the array to the roof structure. Framing Plan - Provide an existing roof framing plan shows the slope, member size, grade and spans of all roofing members where array is to be mounted.
Arrays must be located such that there is three (3) feet of clearance around the array. Size: KB. From abstract: This is a study of feasible low-cost structures for solar photovoltaic central power plants.
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Guidance is needed, particularly for arrays of low-profile tilted panels on flat or low-slope roofs, because they are markedly different. A ballasted solar array system can be used on flat roofs without a positive connection when the following requirements are met: 1.
The seismic design of ballasted solar photovoltaic arrays shall fully comply with Report PV () from the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC).
A type of fixed-tilt array mounting system where modules are supported by structure parallel to and slightly above the roof surface. Install nominal operating cell temperature (INOCT) The estimated temperature of a PV array operating in a specific mounting system design.
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