Avoiding wind-induced risks for renewables on roofs

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Roof-mounted solar thermal (ST) and photovoltaic (PV) systems must be designed and installed to withstand the maximum wind loads expected during their lifetime. This means that designers and specifiers of such systems need an understanding of the wind speeds expected at the site, and the applicable pressure coefficients, for both new build projects or where the systems are to be retrofitted to an existing roof.

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