Thursday, February 17, 2011

Solar-powered Houses Endanger Firefighters

http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp

South Australian Country Fire Service

[Page links to pdf of the following media release. -- bc]

Fire services dispel solar power myth

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

South Australia’s fire services have moved to correct a growing assumption about house fires at properties where solar power is installed.

An urban myth has evolved, with many members of the public showing concern that fire services might allow houses with solar power supply to burn to the ground due to a risk to firefighters. [...]