Faulty installations to blame for rise in solar PV fires

Fires caused by solar panels are chiefly the result of bad fittings, a government-commissioned report has concluded  

More than 800,000 accredited installations have been completed in the UK. Photograph: 123RFFaulty installation processes are the root cause of solar PV-related fires, according to a government-backed report.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE), in conjunction with BEIS, published its findings on 17 July which looked at all solar PV fire-related incidents between 2009 and 2016.

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