Solar Panels Damaged During Windstorm

Incident Investigation

Solar Panels Damaged During Windstorm

February 23, 2023


Reference Number:

II-1514425-2023 (#32612)

Location: District of Kent
Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low Voltage Electrical System (30V to 1000V)


Incident Overview

Solar panels installed on the rooftop of an elementary school were damaged during a windstorm. Weighted concrete ballasts were used to secure the panels in place, but strong winds caused a large portion of the solar panel array to be lifted up and fold onto itself.

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