Dr. David Banks

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Dr. David Banks has been with CPP since 2000 and President since 2020. He developed and continues to lead our Solar Services sector, which provides state-of-the-art wind loads both for generic solar products and specific solar farms. He has directed studies of different solar products, including single-axis trackers, heliostats, dish and trough concentrators, fixed tilt ground mounts, and residential and commercial roof-mounted PV modules. This work has engendered the development of new methods for solar wind load testing, interpretation, and presentation. He is a globally recognized authority on solar wind loads.

Dr. Banks has been a member of several committees, including the ASCE 7 wind loading subcommittee, the ASCE 49 Wind Tunnel Testing Committee, and is currently active in the ASCE Solar Manual of Practice wind load subcommittee. Dr. Banks holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics and Wind Engineering from Colorado State University.