Solar panels

If your home is fitted with Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels you will also have some electrical control equipment installed in the loft.

Please do not switch off your solar PV panels at either of the isolation switches next to your consumer unit (fuse box) or in the loft, unless you are instructed to do so, or if there is an emergency. 

The solar PV panels will switch off automatically if there is a power cut or the main electricity supply to the property is switched off. You do not need to turn the isolation switches back on.

The panels and control equipment generate high voltage electricity that can be dangerous if interfered with.

The panels on the roof are fragile and could easily be damaged. There may also be a risk of serious harm to anyone working on the roof.

You must make sure anyone who may go on or near the roof such as television aerial or satellite dish installers is aware of the risks. You should only use registered, qualified installers as you may be liable for any damage they cause to the panels or equipment.        

Anyone who goes into the loft must not interfere with the electrical equipment. It is important that air can move freely around the control equipment and you must not store items or boxes near it.

You must report any damage to the panels or equipment to Derby Homes as soon as you are aware of it.


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