PV Plants and Flooding – What Should You Do?

PV and flooding
Sicherer Umgang mit Solaranlagen bei Hochwasser

Even though the water is receding in many places, the floods in Germany and Eastern Europe still pose a threat. Many PV plants are also affected in the areas experiencing flooding. However, plant operators and rescue workers often don’t know what to do when an inverter is located in a flooded basement.

That’s why we talked to Adrian Häring. Adrian is an SMA expert on the installation and safety of PV plants. As a firefighter he has often responded to flooding events.

If you have further questions please call our helpline at +49 561 9522 3131


Update 17.06.2013

Here you can find further information:

Renewables International Risk of injury from solar arrays after floods


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This article was published in 2013. As we are constantly developing our solutions, there may be newer or additional options for the tips and techniques in this article.


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