The three most important influence parameters to achieve the longest life cycle of a solar tracking system are standard structural design, corrosion and wind stability. Can the tracker system be bankable for 30 years? And how does the wind stability relate to reliability?
In this pv magazine webinar, we will assess the impact of wind stability on bankability, and deep dive into a solution to improve wind stability. Our webinar partner, IDEEMATEC will present their unique rope system as the solution, which increases reliability. The result: through structural measures the risk of torsional galloping is more or less eliminated.
Our moderator Marian Willuhn, Editor, at pv magazine, will be joined by Hans Jürgen Sauter, CSO at IDEEMATEC, who will speak about the importance of bankability and reliability of tracking systems today. The rise of PPAs and subsidy free power plants has made an error free 30-year operation a must. The company has experienced this in recent project development phases in which it could pitch its tracker in Spain and the Middle East.
Furthermore, Nathalie Kermelk, Head of Engineering & Product Management at IDEEMATEC, will explain the importance of considering static and dynamic wind loads and present their company’s design approach, details of the wind engineering including structure calculation, wind tunnel testing, and present dynamic test results.
They will be joined by Michael Buselmeier, Wind Tunnel Laboratory Manager at Wacker Ingenieure , who will speak about Wacker’s references regarding wind investigation in general and how they conducted the dynamic tests for Ideematec in particular, and Bernd Zwingmann, Senior Structural Engineer at schlaich bergermann partner, who will speak about SBP’s experience with several tracking systems, especially regarding dynamic and static wind instabilities collected within their own investigation on these systems.
Join us and gain an understanding of the influence parameters to achieve longest life cycle of a solar tracking system, as single axis trackers are increasingly used as a solution, particularly for the Gulf region, North Africa, the U.S. and Southern Europe.
- Introduction of IDEEMATEC and their unique single axis tracker
- Result of wind tunnel test
- Influence of design parameters to minimize torsional galloping
- Design path to achieve optimized projects specific solution
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