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13
NOV
2018

CPP’s Dr. David Banks on the effects of wind on solar panels

In February of 2015, CPP Principal Dr. David Banks, P.E., an expert on how solar panels behave in the wind, co-hosted a webinar with Ron LaPlante, S.E., chair of the Solar Photovoltaic Systems Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC). Wind Design...
08
DEC
2017

CPP contributes to SEAOC’s new publication “Wind Design for Solar Arrays”

The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) has announced the revision of their industry-leading publication about wind loads on solar racking systems. SEAOC is respected as an authoritative world leader in the practice of structural and earthquake engineering. The...
24
SEP
2015

Ground-mounted solar power plants: Why static loads aren’t enough

In a paper presented at the 2015 convention of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), Dr. David Banks of CPP and Joseph Cain, P.E., of SunEdison explain why it’s not good enough to design most ground-mounted solar installations for static wind loads alone....
03
SEP
2015

Banks & Cain presenting at #SEAOCROCKS

CPP Around the World CPP’s team of technical experts and industry innovators share their knowledge around the globe. Join us to gain insight into the various effects of wind and learn how to incorporate innovative techniques into your planning and design. Banks & Cain...
05
JUL
2015

Introducing WindLab-Solar: A time-saving calculator for solar array wind loads

CPP is excited to announce the launch of our newest service for the solar industry, WindLab-Solar. With WindLab-Solar, your days of squinting at little black lines on wind load charts are over. No longer will you have to remember a multiplier for this and a reduction factor for...