Declining costs and increased efficiency makes solar power more and more appealing to industry, but solar arrays, specifically photovoltaic (PV) installations, can create numerous new fire safety risks. Jens Steemann Kristensen, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, hopes to shed some light on the issue with his presentation at the SFPE Europe Conference on Fire Safety Engineering, 5-6 February 2018, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
“The fire-related hazards of PV installations is still not well understood, but the presentation will make it possible for all stakeholders to realize some of the fire-related challenges associated with the installation of a PV system,” he says.
Kristensen is presenting “Propagation of Fire Underneath PV Arrays on Flat Roof Constructions” at SFPE Europe, a bi-annual conference designed specifically for fire safety engineers, fire protection engineers, fire engineers, research, architects, contractors, suppliers, facilities managers, developers, and allied professionals in the field. He says the findings represent information that has just recently been published as well as some that is still under peer review.Read More›