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OAFC to release new solar panel guidelines

Nov. 25, 2014, Toronto - A year ago, fire trucks arrived on the scene of a blaze at a cheese and deli-meat distribution facility just outside of Philadelphia. But firefighters had to keep their distance because of worries that the thousands of solar panels on the roof were still generating power, putting them at risk of electrocution. The building was completely destroyed. To make sure that the same thing doesn’t happen in Ontario, where the majority of Canada’s solar installations are located, firefighters and the solar industry association have created new guidelines to ensure those arriving at the scene of a fire are aware of the presence of panels, and know how to deal with them. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE