Minimizing the dynamic effects of wind in solar plants through tracker wind design

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Discussion participants

Matthew Browne , Technical Director, RWDI
Pablo Pajarón, Mechanical Engineer, Soltec
Sergio Prado, Sales Manager Mexico, Soltec
Mike Gibbons, Wind Climate Specialist, RWDI

Moderators

Michael Fuhs, Editor in Chief, pv magazine

Webinar Details

Discover how comprehensive dynamic analysis in tracker wind-design can impact output

Join our pv magazine webinar, in partnership with Soltec, for solutions to prepare against extreme wind loads, through an exploration of the aeroelastic effects in tracker design analysis, including real case studies.

As studies have shown, certain wind-design code standards applied to solar trackers are insufficient. With climate crisis induced extreme weather events, from hurricanes to tropical cyclones, trending to increase, new analysis methodologies are needed to improve the design of reliable tracker structures.  This webinar will discuss the importance and impact of wind design tracker improvements, and how these can be realized.

Join Matthew Brown, technical director of wind consultants RWDI, together with Pablo Pajarón and Sergio Prado from Soltec, as they present a new method for comprehensive dynamic analysis in tracker wind-design. Developed in collaboration between RWDI and Soltec, benefit from the expertise of RWDI as the world leader in wind engineering and principal consultant on seven of the world’s 10 tallest buildings, and Soltec proven technical reliability as tracking specialists, together.

This webinar introduces second order effects wind-design including real case studies. Additionally, meteorologist  Mike Gibbons, will shed light on climatic change and local phenomena analysis.

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Questions can be submitted beforehand and during the webinar through a chat window, for a fully engaging and interactive experience.

 

Discussion participants:

Matthew Browne, Technical Director, RWDI

 

 

 

 

Sergio Prado, Sales Engineer, Soltec

Sergio Prado graduated in Chemical Engineering from Mexico’s Ibero-American University and holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh. Since joining Soltec in 2017, Prado has worked closely with the most important players in the solar industry to build PV tracker plants that reduce LCOE.

 

 

Pablo Pajarón, Mechanical and Structural Engineer, Soltec

Graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain. He also holds a master’s degree in Numerical Methods from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a master’s degree in Fundamentals and Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Passionate about drawing and modeling, he channeled this interest towards engineering designing new components, devices, and structures. Since 2016 he is a Mechanical Engineer at Soltec.

 

Mike Gibbons, Associate / Wind Climate Specialist, RWDI

Mike is a versatile technical coordinator who has supported the success of our clients’ projects on all seven continents. His unique set of skills and experience enable him to work across multiple technical sectors, from forensic investigation to renewable energy. Mike has particular expertise in the statistical analysis of meteorological data and the determination of code compliant design values. Among many other contributions, Mike creates wind, snow and temperature climate models that support the high quality of our wind, pedestrian and thermal comfort studies.