Blog – Solar Panel Fires


Solar Fire – Tweed Heads

Banora Point & Tweed Heads firefighters responded to a report of a unit fire on Kirkwood Rd, Tweed Heads South. Upon arrival, smoke was issuing from a solar DC isolator. Tweed Heads firefighters utilised a CO2 extinguisher to extinguish the smouldering wire and isolation box whilst a Banora Point firefighter gained access to the roof […]

Walmart suing Tesla over solar fires

Walmart want Tesla to remove solar system on 240 Walmart stores due to solar fires Fearing for the safety of its customers, its employees, and the general public, and wishing to avoid further damages and store closures, Walmart demanded on May 31, 2018, that Tesla “de-energize” (i.e., disconnect) all of the solar panel systems that […]

Residents angry – Canberra

An unoccupied display home caught fire on Kondelea Way about 10.30am on October 13, 2018 with the solar isolator switch in the garage identified as the cause. ACT Fire and Rescue’s fire investigation report said the blaze caused an estimated $600,000 worth of damage to the display home

Fire fighters want better safeguards

Firefighters want better safeguards when facing the dangers posed by the country’s fastest-growing source of renewable energy. Fire and Rescue NSW wants solar panels equipped with a power shut-off capability at the meter box to lessen the risk of live power running through the roof. The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council is researching […]

Solar Fire Parrearra, Sunshine Coast

A solar panel that caught fire has sparked an emergency response in a Sunshine Coast suburban street. The alarm was first raised at 11.21am after smoke started issuing from the solar panels on the roof of the Parrearra home. Firefighters arrived at the scene on Malta Place and extinguished the fire within minutes. An electrical […]

Solar fire Marcus Beach, Sunshine Coast

Firefighters have prevented a blaze on the roof of a Sunshine Coast home from spreading further after the property’s solar panels burst into flames. Fire crews, paramedics and police officers were called to the home on Tristania Dr, Marcus Beach about 9.40am. They arrived to find the solar panels on the home’s roof on fire. […]

Solar fire Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast

Fire crews were called to a home in Bli Bli just after 8.30am after the panels caught fire. Paramedics also attended but did not treat anyone at the scene. Fire crews made safety checks to ensure that the fire had not spread throughout the roof cavity, before leaving the scene in the hands of Energex. […]

Queensland electrical contractor warns of fire risks

“I’ve dealt with 500 solar systems which have caught fire. If it was any other industry there would be a class action.” Pasma electrical encourages consumers to buy the best equipment and avoid devices that include a central string inverter with a DC system.

Solar fire Townsville during flooding

A FIRE on the roof of an Idalia home has been extinguished before it could fully engulf the building. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said a solar panel on the roof of a house in Springside Tce was alight about 3pm. An electrician has been called to assess the panel. The people living […]

Solar fire Pt Vernon

A QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Service crew was called to a Point Vernon home after reports of a house fire. The owner of the home told the QFES the fire started around wiring in a solar panel power box. A QFES service spokesman said the home owner isolated the power which extinguished the fire before […]

Solar fire Rockhampton

Firefighters are attended a fire in Schmidt St, Frenchville caused by solar panels Three crews attended the scene “investigating possible flames that were seen coming from roof”. It is understood was not a “fully-fledged fire”.

Solar Fire Western Australia

An Ellenbrook family was forced to run for their lives as their home exploded into flames. It’s believed the fire started the in the garage of the Wilsons’ Killara Avenue home around 1pm. Ken Wilson was in there when he heard an explosion. He believes it was the home’s solar power inverter that went off. […]

Coromandel Valley Solar Fire

Coromandel Valley Country Fire Service in South Australia responded to a house fire started by a DC arc fault on a tradition DC solar system. Crews were forced to cut a hole in the ceiling below the burning roof timbers to fully access the seat of the fire.  Other crews climbed onto the roof to […]


Firefighters were called to a home in Gladstone, Queensland recently after a fire started due to a DC arc fault in a roof-mounted solar system. The fire was brought under control before significant damage was caused, and although there were people at home at the time they were evacuated without injury. More information on this […]

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