At the solar open house, one rep wouldn’t even admit that solar panels can catch on fire. Repeatedly he responded “not in my experience”. Several people had to pull out their phones to show proof of solar panels burning. When another rep was asked and they admitted they could. That first rep tried to compare a solar field burning being no worse than a house catching on fire. Do acres of solar panels burning really compare to a single house burning ?
Another interesting thing is that we were told by some who talked with the solar people, that North Beaver Township (NBT) fire department would not be allowed on the solar property and would only be able to keep the fire spreading from outside of the fence. A specialized fire team would be required to enter to put the fire out, which they could take up to 45 minutes to arrive. But at the meeting, those attending were informed that NBT fire department could enter after contacting the solar company and assessing the situation.
You decide, do we really want to trust them when no one can even get straight answers, let alone the same answers?
Watch as industrial scale solar panels burn. Watch video here (turn sound on)