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Solar farms are wide-open unobstructed areas of conductive material. It’s no surprise that they are highly susceptible to lightning strikes. Direct strikes may be relatively rare, depending upon a facility’s size and location, so most damage is usually sustained [...]

Lightning Protection, Surge Protection, & Grounding/Bonding for Gas Stations

Lightning protection, surge suppression, grounding/bonding solutions for gas stations

Catenary Air Terminal Lightning Protection System

For the protection of structures containing flammable vapors, flammable gases, or liquids that can give off flammable vapors; masts and overhead ground wires may be utilized to create a catenary lightning protection system.

How to use SPDs in the Solar Power Generation Industry

It's widely reported that the solar industry has the resource potential to meet the global electrical power demands of every nation throughout the world. During 2015, solar beat out natural gas capacity additions with solar supplying 29.5% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. for the first time.

ALLTEC Lightning Risk Analysis

Lightning Risk Analysis Technical Compliance Base In many situations, the need for lightning protection is critical due to the severe consequences that could result from an unprotected lightning strike. The National Fire Protection Association's NFPA-780 and the International Electrotechnical [...]

Protect Solar Farms from Lightning Strikes

Solar farms are just big fields covered with conductive material. They’re almost asking for a lightning strike, which can damage or destroy solar panels, inverters, and other critical equipment. So it’s no surprise that lightning activity and surge-related over-voltage [...]

Lightning Strike Threats on Solar Arrays

ALLTEC's engineering manager Jim Grasty discusses the threat of lightning strikes on solar arrays and the surprising state of lightning protection at solar farms. Direct and indirect lightning strikes damage on solar arrays can vary from explosive destruction to [...]

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