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Research and analysis: Fire incidents involving solar panels

This 3-year study by the BRE (Building Research Establishment) explored fires involving solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

The study includes:

  • a review of historical incidents
  • relevant literature
  • standards
  • training

The incidence of such fires is very low, but the study makes a number of recommendations to reduce risks. These include improvements to installation practices and to the way the fire and rescue services deal with such fires.

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