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Since I haven't seen any panel wind tunnel test data, I assume panel top side pressure is the roof pressure w/o solar panels at the given wind conditions and the underside pressure is the roof interior pressure.
I also make sure that the roof framing members are adequate, considering the panel bracket locations. 

--- On Mon, 11/16/09, Mark Johnson <markajohn(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Mark Johnson <markajohn(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Analysis of Loads on Solar Panels
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 9:09 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I looking for guidance/examples/commentary for analysis of the wind and seismic loads on roof-top-mounted solar panels.  For both flat and angles arrays on commercial and industrial buildings.

Any references and sources would be appreciated.


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