At Solar Power International, we chatted with Elie Rothschild, sales manager at Sollega, a leading commercial solar racking manufacture. He mentioned that Sollega’s injection molded FastRack 510 withstood 190 mph sustained (Category 5) winds of Hurricane Irma. Nearly 90 percent of the 900 kW array on the Westin Hotel are still attached to the racking and on the roof. Here is the before and after:
The array was installed using Sollega’s patented FR510 ballasted/hybrid racking system. The fully adhered single ply membrane roof utilized a combination of heat weld mechanical anchors and ballast block.
— Solar Builder magazine