Photovoltaic (PV) Rooftop Panels – Understand the Fire Risk

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Manage the Fire Risks Associated with PV Systems

Over the last few years, photovoltaic (PV) installations have become increasingly popular, due to a combination of reduced purchase costs, ongoing government incentives, and improved installation practices. However, this rapid expansion has also created unforeseen technical and fire service challenges, forcing building codes and fire service tactics to evolve. Separate standards applying to individual components of PV systems now take a systematic approach to fire safety.

Managing the fire risks associated with PV systems is a critical part of any property risk management program for the ultimate protection of personnel, facilities, and other crucial company assets. TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants are dedicated to providing sound, cost-effective Fire Protection Engineering to address today’s newest challenges in fire and explosion property loss prevention coupled with increased competitive demands.

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Benefits of Downloading the White Paper

  • Understand the fire risks associated with photovoltaic rooftop panels.
  • Learn about Article 690 of the National Electrical Code (NEC/NFPA 70), which addresses the primary electrical safety requirements for PV installations.
  • Find out the fire testing standards, including ASTM E108, UL 1703, and UL/IEC 61730, that are applicable to PV installations.
  • Get general guidance for reducing potential losses from fires on rooftop PV installations.
  • Understand why fire protection engineering is critical to mitigate fire risks of photovoltaic rooftop panels.


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