Is your rooftop solar system a fire risk? It seems the biggest risk of household fires from rooftop solar PV may be due to a standard imposed by fire authorities in Australia nearly two decades ago.
Nigel Morris, from Solar Analystics, joins RenewEconomy and One Step Off The Grid editor Giles Parkinson to discuss the fire risk issues in our regular fortnightly podcast on the solar industry, Solar Insiders.
The issue is not just DC Isolators, often cited as the major culprit, but also the use of high votage DC equipment. Morris describes how this came about and what could be done.
Also on the agenda are some more dodgy sales practices, with one installer being sprung by the regulator, and another under scrutiny over letters sent out to solar households about so-called battery storage “discounts.”
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