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Solar Safety Tips

Solar panels are one of the best investments for every homeowner. The simple decision to go solar will benefit your immediate energy needs by providing an uninterrupted source of power that saves you money on monthly utility bills. But before you start celebrating your intelligent decision, it is important to be aware of some safety instructions to mitigate the risks of danger when dealing with your solar panel system.

Avoid Playing on The Roof

You’ve probably already advised your kids not to touch the electrical wires in the house, but once you have installed a solar system, the roof is now off limits as well. This is especially true on sunnier days where your solar system will be working on high voltage. It is important to follow all the provided safety guidelines to ensure complete safety for you and your roof containing solar panels.

Disconnect the Power Before Going on the Roof

Consider a scenario where you must go onto your roof, either to rescue a pet or clean the gutters. In such situations, it is important to first disconnect the power of your solar system. There is a specific box marked for this purpose. You can ask your salesman to locate the specific terminal which you would need to turn off before visiting the roof.

It is also important to understand that when the sun is shining, some DV voltage is always circulating in the PV panels, which can be dangerous if you aren’t paying attention. The only trusted method to eliminate this energy is by covering the entire panel by using an opaque tarp.

If you can’t locate the electrical box or terminate the power supply to your solar panels before going on your roof, be very careful to never step on the PV panels — especially during the day. It may be little safer at dusk when there is no sun and the panels less hot and contains only non-lethal voltage.

Safe and Secure Solar Installations

If you’re planning on investing in solar panels, the team at PES Solar is more than happy to help. We are equipped to serve you with top notch, conventional solar panel installation services to fit your energy and budgetary needs. Contact us now at 386-668-4222 to find out more.