On commercial sites where the end user client has opted for roof mounted solar panels as a method supporting their electrical use and costs there are 3 specific issues that should be considered both in terms of the life safety provision and the insurance provision.

  1. What is the provision to isolate the stored energy retained on site that will avoid potential risk to the fire and rescue service if they enter the building to deal with a potential fire.
  2. If the building has surge protection has this been modified to accommodate the solar package?
  3. Has the solar package been disclosed to the insurance provider?