Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Hurricanes and Other Severe Weather

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Field examinations of hurricane-damaged photovoltaic systems have revealed important design, construction, and operational factors that greatly influence a system's survivability from a severe weather event. The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is expanding its recommended design specifications to include factors and best practices for system survivability identified from 2017 hurricanes. This fact sheet provides an overview of the upcoming additions to these design specifications.