PV in need of a new chapter for wind
Wind tunnel tests are no longer solely used in the aerospace industry. Aside from jet engines, PV trackers, bridges, skyscrapers, cars and stadiums are also tested with wind tunnels. However, the testing methodology for PV is not yet standardized. Skyscrapers must undergo dynamic wind load testing, but PV arrays do not ... even though many argue that this is a dangerous fallacy.
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