Solar Panel Fire

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  2. Inverters can get very hot?
     
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    I'm a Firefighter and your not wrong Smurf ...
     
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    That's interesting. May I ask how are you trained to deal with solar panel arrays on fire Keir999 ?
     
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    They pose a few problems Smurf. The actual panels are very unlikely to start a fire, but if a building is already on fire which has solar panels it can cause the following :
    Cells in panels are charged with direct current and any loose or cut wires can cause injury.
    Toxic gasses can be released from fire damaged panels
    Brackets can melt causing the panels to slip and fall from roofs
     
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