Solar Energy Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering for Renewable Energy
Genoser prepares structural and geotechnical designs for solar mounting structures in accordance with the local or international guidelines for the respecive sites.
Solar structures in open areas and roof installations are under our scope of expertise.
We also provide geotechnical soil investigation studies in order to choose proper fixing type of solar structure. Additionally our solar park site supervision service offers investors the detail structural diagnosis from the site.
Structural design procedure for solar panel roof installations
Review of Project Documentation
The convenience of the technical documents which are delivered by the customer are assessed, and the related guidance is provided in case of insufficiency.
Soil Investigation works
A sufficient number of drillings, seismic tests, MASW tests are executed according to the GENSER ground survey specification. Field tests and appropriate laboratory tests are carried out by us. Properly executed ground survey work has a direct impact on the correct decison of the mounting table and foundation type.
Structural design of solar mounting system
Static calculation and design of the solar mounting structure for fields are performed under the self weight of pv and structure, snow, wind and seismic loads. ASCE, Eurocode-1, TS498, “Design, Calculation and Construction Principles of Steel Structures-2016”, TBDY-2018, Eurocode 3-9 regulations are taken as basis. Seismic precautions must be taken for solar mounting structure in earthquake prone areas.
Selection of foundation system
The foundation system is selected according to the ground study reports, in terms of the project type among the basic types of pile ramming, pre-drilled concrete infilled piles or reinforced concrete gravity foundations. Ramming of steel piles are relatively economical, fast and generally the most preferred type of support. On the other hand, it is not possible to apply stiff rock profile in the field, with very low bearing capacity or with extreme corrosive ground. In order to eliminate these negative conditions, pre-drilled concrete infilled piles come into consideration. reinforced concrete gravity foundations are applied on soils with low bearing capacity and are preferred due to their long service life and high durability.
Design review of solar mounting system
Design check of solar mounting structure; Design supervision, comprehensive review and paralel calculation of systems are provided according to the local ground conditions and international / local design regulations. Recommendations are given if optimization is necessary. Genoser already provides engineering service to international manufacturers from especially from EU region.
Official approval of design
Genoser prepare static calculation reports and drawings in accordance with the Ministry of Energy project specifications and standards for the unlicensed projects TEDAŞ General Directorate. In many projects, the follow-up of the construction file technical review process and the necessary revisions are included in our scope of service.
Construction technical supervision
The aim of the Construction Technical Supervision service;
the inspection of whether the construction of the mounting system of the solar park have been carried out in accordance with the standards and specifications required by the Employer, the local standards and manufacturer specifications by GENSER on behalf of the Employer.
For existing solar park we give mounting system audit service in order to follow below given check points,
- Design compatibility of section and geometry
- Deformation check of load bearing members
- Locak buckling of members
- Torque checks of bolts
- Check of plastic settlement or swell of ground soil