Rotech Carries Out Failure Investigation on Damaged Solar Panel Mounting
We are proud to have recently worked with a leading global construction company specialising in large-scale, complex structures including modern skyscrapers, state-of-the-art landmarks, and luxury commercial and residential buildings.
A solar panel came loose during maintenance of a customer’s building, so we were asked to analyse the mounting assembly that is supposed to hold the solar panel in place. Our client suspected the assembly had corroded from contact with stainless steel fixtures, and asked us to carry out a failure investigation to find out why the assembly had failed.
Three samples were submitted to our laboratory; the mounting rail, base rail, and nut toggle fixture.