A recent report by the BRE in to the main causes of solar related fires identified mismatched and incorrectly installed DC connectors as one of the main causes of solar PV related fires.
Helios’ own experience has shown that in the rush to install PV systems to meet historical feed-in-tariff deadlines, many PV systems have been installed without the necessary measures required to ensure that system owners will benefit from many years’ worth of safe use of their PV systems.
You can see some of the impacts of mismatched and faulty connectors here
Helios, together with the Solar Trade Association, MCS Certified, RISCAuthority and James Hoare CEng FIET FEI of LHW Partnership (the UK’s most senior PV technical expert) are co-developing the latest safety guidelines, from a fire prevention perspective, to ensure that PV system owners can feel confident that their rooftop solar PV systems will continue to safely generate electricity for many years to come.
Contact Helios today on 01525 632238 to discover the latest methods of testing and inspection to ensure that your PV system remains safe to operate.