Jim Foran
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Jim Foran is the founder and CEO of PVStop International Pty Ltd, an award winning company that is pioneering renewable energy and new technology safety.

Solar-panel fire risks and the opportunities to improve safety

Recently solar panels have been back in Australian headlines after the release of statistics from Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) showed a significant increase in solar-panel-system fires. These statistics reported that there has been a five-fold surge in…

Solar panels and the DC danger zone

Solar panels represent a significant risk to firefighters and emergency services personnel and current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) do not adequately address the increasingly obvious safety gaps. Whether responding to a solar panel fire, responding to storm or flood damage…

Solar panels and the DC danger zone – reducing risk factors – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article featured in the last edition we discussed the rise of solar energy from a cottage industry just a few decades ago to becoming a genuine mainstream electrical source. We discussed how legislation, safety and…

Solar panels and the DC danger zone – reducing risk factors – Part 1

The growth of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has been exponential for the past two decades. In the last 10 years especially, the world has seen solar PV evolve from a pure niche market of small scale applications towards becoming a…

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