Daventry District Council- DC Isolation of Solar Arrays Industrial Buildings and Daventry Leisure Ce...
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The solar arrays at Daventry Leisure Centre, Hambleside Danelaw Ltd and Hi-Force Ltd were installed some years ago and have since been operating successfully. The installations were installed in accordance with the appropriate standards at the time. A potential health and safety risk associated with the solar array’s direct current (DC) network has been identified. It has been noted that there was no means of isolating the DC link from the rooftop arrays to the inverters and, in the event of an incident in the building, the network will remain live even after the building’s electricity supply had been isolated. This presents a risk to any persons who would be required to enter the building, for example firefighters. The Council has resolved to address this risk. The Council engaged a specialist company to review the existing system and propose an appropriate method to provide DC electrical disconnection at panel level. The recommended solution is to install the Solar Edge inverter system with DC optimisers installed under the solar panels. The new inverters will replace the existing inverters, which will be re-used, refurbished or otherwise recycled as far as is practicable. The work also provides an opportunity to address a problem with pigeons nesting underneath the panel arrays and to undertake cleaning of both the panels and the roof guttering as approprite.
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From 05/02/2021 09:00 to 05/03/2021 12:00