Energy storage systems: lessons learned on fire-safety design

The growing increase in lithium-ion battery ESS facilities in recent years presents a new challenge for the fire-protection community. Proactive measures such as appropriate fire-safety provisions and regular inspections are essential to protect employees and firefighters from thermal-runaway fires including…

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…

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