Winds are an issue all year round, but especially during the hurricane season
. When it comes, high winds blow from all directions, causing panels to lift up or come loose. As for PV modules themselves, wind resistance of solar panels is quite high: most of them are certified to withstand wind loads of up to 2400 Pa (about 140 mph wind).Canadian Solar
claims its panels are able to withstand wind loads of up to 4000 Pa, which equals 180 mph wind. While they couldn't potentially survive Hurricane Patricia, whose winds set a record of 215 mph on October 23, 2015, Canadian Solar modules are still much more reliable than others in extreme weather conditions. No wonder, though. Canadians have always known how to deal with harsh climates, haven't they?