MC2 and the structures for solar energy – Structural and wind stability of solar trackers

The intense growth of solar photovoltaic energy industry has led to the development of more and more optimised highly productive systems. Nowadays, solar trackers are the most installed system. Nevertheless, their structure has wind-resistance liabilities, and they are prone to experience aeroelastic instabilities (torsional instability and vortex shedding) because of their airplane wing-like geometry, their low mass and torsional stiffness, and their low structural damping. The solar tracker must be designed according to these phenomena in order to guarantee its proper behaviour during plant lifetime.

MC2 Estudio de Ingeniería has experience in designing complex and special structures. Besides, MC2 Estudio de Ingeniería engineers are proficient in performing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to predict wind actions on buildings and other structures. Consequently, an integral approach for the review and due-diligence of solar trackers design can be offered by MC2 Estudio de Ingeniería to their clients.

Currently, MC2 Estudio de Ingeniería has reviewed the design of numerous solar trackers, including the models of seven companies amongst the top ten largest worldwide suppliers.

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