Thread: Solar Panel - Fire
04-07-2009, 10:40 PM #1
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Solar Panel - Fire
I planned to purchase this book: http://runyourhomeforfree.com, it is about solar panels. But I still have questions that might be your question too that need answers. Does Solar panel homes also prone to fire or burn caused by short circuit of electricity coming from the solar panel power?It's better to be safe!
04-08-2009, 11:46 AM #2
you should post this in the FF's section or, if your an explorer or junior ask the guys at your station.
04-08-2009, 12:55 PM #3
This sounds like a question better suited for an electrical engineer or perhaps an electrical underwriter. Personally I would think that it is no more dangerous than a standard electrical installtion, it all depends on how it is installed and if it is done properly and according to the manufacturer's installtion specs.
As a code enforcement officer/building inspector/plans examiner, I have been having more and more plans come across my desk for people who are adding solar panels to their homes. I ALWAYS have them submit the plans to a third-party electrical underwriter for a wiring diagram review before I will even look at it. The same underwriter must also do a rough and a final wiring inspection before I will give a final approval inspection. If the Underwriter does not approve, neither do I!!!!!!!!!!!"Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
04-08-2009, 01:49 PM #4
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Solar Panels are not more prone to fire. That is assuming you have one professionally designed. Properly size the wires from the panel to the converter and into the house and you have no problem. You also need to properly size the converter as well, and install breakers.
04-15-2009, 06:57 PM #5
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