Firefighting Solar

Since the implementation of the Cal Fire Photovoltaic Installation Guideline which includes a three foot setback on residential and commercial buildings, there has been a great deal of resistance within the solar community.  That resistance extends to solar clients who don’t understand why they can’t put as much solar as they need on their roof.  At Gaia, safety is of utmost importance to us.  Not only the safety of our employees and our customers, but also of those brave men and women who have given their lives to the service of the community as firefighters.  The attached article the UL has created about  Firefighter Safety and Photovoltaic Systems outlines and explains why this setback is necessary.  Read full article here.

Kate Collins

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