Solar panel rapid shutdown requirements: a guide for consumers
Solar panels are extremely safe. According to data from Germany, only 120 fires out of 1.4 million solar installations have been traced back to solar equipment. Compared to the 44,000 electrical fires that occur in the United States every year, the risk of fire caused by solar equipment is very low. However, a greater hazard is the risk of live wires to firefighters who might need to work near solar equipment during an emergency.