Fire damage to photovoltaic systems
The causes of fires in photovoltaic systems can be varied. Consequential damage
should not be ignored, and should be identified and rectified immediately.
This may involve inverters or modules: Fire damage is a safety risk
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Detecting and repair
Fires in PV systems can have a wide variety of causes. These include product faults, installation errors, planning errors or external factors such as fires in the immediate vicinity (in neighbouring buildings): The damage may be considerable and usually it is necessary to replace the individual parts.
Although the inverter is considered the number one cause of fire, the modules are deemed to be the second most significant cause of fire. Fires occur most frequently in April, May, June, July and August, when there is the most sunlight. This is not necessarily due to the ever hotter outdoor temperatures, thunderstorms and lightning can strike modules during this period.
If fire damage has occurred, a thorough inspection is necessary. By providing verified results, SUNLAB ensures more reliable and safer PV modules.
The following damage can result in fires:
Melting of metallic compounds
Melting crystals in cells
Safety risk and risk of a short circuit
Always consult technical experts for profe
Always consult technical experts for professional advice. Not taking the effects of a fire seriously can lead to severe safety risks. SUNLAB will inspect each of your modules to determine any possible damage following a fire. These warnings must be taken seriously! Contact... Contact...
Avoid losses in performance:
Let SUNLAB assess your modules for possible damage after a hailstorm. If you don't assess possible damage, you run the risk that your modules will not deliver the performance they intended to deliver. If in doubt, please contact us. Our team will be happy to advise you on the need for a professional module test. Contact...
for insurance companies:
In order to claim damages on your insurance, we recommend that SUNLAB carries out an assessment. Any damage will be identified and catalogued using professional advanced technology. We would be happy to act as a contact person for your insurance company in order to provide professionally verified results for claim settlements. Contact...
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