How could wind fencing for solar fields help you?
- Minimizes dust
- Protects the panels from debris and wildlife
- Protects from wind
- You will be the first one up and running after storms
- Less cleaning of the panels
- Less structural cost
- Less water consumption
- Allows longer collecting time during windy days
- Can be integrated with security / perimeter fencing
Even modest winds can pick up dust that deposit on the solar panels. It’s over 90% of dust that is transported stays close to the ground; a perimeter wind fence will filter out a lot of the dust. A wind fence will also cut the wind flow under the solar panels that kicks dust that has settled between the panels back onto the panels.
According to some panel manufacturers dust can decrease irradiance by up to 15%, so dust cannot be ignored. Windfences therefore cut cleaning and water consumption costs by increasing the time in between cleanings.
Security fences can be set up to catch debris; wind fences will do the same thing, but also catch the smaller debris such as sand which can damage even the most robust panels.
If a storm hit and you have a WeatherSolve wind fencing for your solar field you will be able to rest at night knowing that your panels are protected.