Photovoltaic Devices…better known as“Solar Panels”, have become very common. If not totally familiar with the technology, it might be a good idea to do a little research and include the topic in a training session or two.
Basically, under the general heading of solar panels there are two distinct types with two very different functions. The most common are the Photovoltaic panels which generate electricity and then there are the Thermal heating panels which provide hot water and heat swimming pools. Other than the dead load weight they add to the roof, the thermal panels present little concern for fire fighters. However, the Photovoltaic panels are a different issue.Read More