PV Hazard Awareness

PV systems look deceptively harmless and the amount of power contained inside is not always obvious. Even a small PV system can generate enough electricity to injure or even kill. All PV systems pose the same danger.

PV arrays do not need direct sunlight in order to produce electricity. They can be activated by other light sources, including fire, scene lighting, moonlight and even flashlights. And even if a panel is shattered or otherwise damaged, its components still pose a shock hazard. Never assume that a PV system is inactive or harmless, and always exercise extreme caution around them.