With CFD simulations we can explore different configurations and wind load situations in a controlled "virtual lab".
CFD simulations performed by Fraunhofer ISE on real size systems show that, even at wind speeds of up to 47 m/s, no lift is expected for the configuration of Over Easy Solar's vertical PV rooftop solution.
Wind tunnel measurements on miniatures with a turbulent wind flow provide a basis for certification according to European building standards. The model vertical PV systems are mounted on different building types to obtain results that can be generalized. Several of the model's single PV panels are monitored for pressure as a result of applied wind.
Wind tunnel tests on a 1:50 scale model equipped with 360 pressure taps were performed in a large boundary layer wind tunnel laboratory at I.F.I. Aachen.