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Australian rooftop PV safety standards under fire in new report

The Australian rooftop PV market is expected to eclipse all previous records in 2020, but a new report has raised serious questions about the fire safety standards associated with small-scale solar installations. November 20, 2020 David CarrollFrom pv magazine AustraliaAustralia’s rooftop solar market is expected to add almost 3 GW of new installations in 2020, but Enphase Energy has warned that there are risks associated with enormous uptake.The California-based company's Comparison of Australian and US Residential Solar Markets report reveals that Australia has had to deal with a growing number of solar-related fires in recent years. Figures provided by the NSW Fire Brigades’ Fire Investigation and Research Unit show that “solar-related fires in that state have increased five-fold over

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