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Debris Accumulation

  • Rosalie Wills
  • James A. MilkeEmail author
  • Sara Royle
  • Kristin Steranka
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Abstract

Debris accumulation is another major hazard applicable to both roofs and PV systems. Partial shading is a problem that can arise from dirt buildup on module surface. Partial shading can decrease the effectiveness of the PV panels, which may dissuade consumers from accepting the new energy source. Having to periodically clean roof-mounted PV panels to eliminate cell shading may subject workers to increased incidence of fall and shock injuries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalie Wills
    • 1
  • James A. Milke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sara Royle
    • 1
  • Kristin Steranka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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