As I reported at several public meetings solar panels have a serious downside for firefighters and for the safety of children. If the panels are mounted on the roof that danger is a large electrical generator that is dangerous to firefighters. If they are ground mounted they can be dangerous to kids playing around them. A rescue of a child trapped by a solar array is also dangerous to EMT personal because of electrocution.

A concerned citizen passed along an article about the dangers to firefighters. See the article from Sept 28th here but there’s a lot that doesn’t make the news because of the euphoria of the anti-oil crowd who report the news.

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