Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Hurricanes and Other Severe Weather

Emma Elgqvist, Gerald Robinson

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


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.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-7A40-72099

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102018-5109


  • design specifications
  • DOE
  • Federal Energy Management Program
  • FEMP
  • hurricane damaged
  • hurricanes
  • photovoltaic systems
  • severe weather
  • survivability
  • U.S. Department of Energy


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