Rooftop solar panels pose a huge risk fire fighters trying to put out burning buildings and rescue those who may be trapped inside. This is due to solar panels producing a live electrical current that cannot simply be turned off. Conventional d.c. isolation system installed on rooftop solar panels fails to provide complete and safe isolation. So in times of emergencies, fire fighters may need to reassess tactics. This can often waste valuable fire fighting time. Damage to the array may result in the creation of new and unexpected circuit paths.
However if installed, a Solar Safety ShutOFF (RSIA2) tackles the problem of d.c. isolation at the source, (i.e. before the panels combine to lethal d.c voltages). This allows fire fighters to do what they do best and not be concerned with lethal d.c voltages. The RSIA2 can switch off when a predetermined temperature has been reached (if heat is detected from a fire the entire system will safely shut down).
The Solar Safety ShutOFF provides:
- Ability to switch off both locally and remotely.
- Safety of a Defined isolating air gap between combining panels (Safest Isolation)
- Ability to clearly indicate safe solar panel isolation via existing inverter.
- Ability to switch off when a predetermined temperature has been reached (if heat is detected from a fire the entire system will safely shut down).
- Ability to shut down solar generation independent from the solar panels.
- Never places the operator at risk of electrocution from a damaged solar array
- Simply Retrofitted to any new or existing system.
- Cost effective and safe.
Keep the Fire Fighters safe as well as everyone else.