An underestimated danger is present in many roofs when installing photovoltaic systems: flammable insulation materials. If they catch fire, it can spread very quickly along the entire roof structure. The result can be serious damage to the infrastructure and high costs due to operational downtime, repairs and replacements.
PVProtect therefore uses a holistic protection concept to shield lives and property from fire damage caused by PV systems: a close-meshed network of sensors monitors the roof area below the photovoltaic system for unusual temperature increases. This allows for fires to be detected early and located with pinpoint accuracy. In the event of a fire, PVProtect automatically initiates the suppression to prevent uncontrolled spreading. Simultaneously the system alerts the emergency services and informs them of the blaze‘s exact location. People on site are also warned to enable safe evacuation of affected areas.
Targeted monitoring of the roof surface below the PV systems for unusual temperature rises
Reliable detection of the fire outdoors using special measurement technology
Early detection forms the basis for fast and effective firefighting and safe evacuation of affected buildings
PVProtect provides precise localization of the fire’s source through the targeted arrangement of heat differential detectors in the area of the photovoltaic modules
Alerts people in buildings affected by fire
Informs the emergency services of the exact location of the fire
Fires are automatically extinguished before they can spread far and wide
Specially developed extinguishing nozzles enable water to be distributed over the entire area even at low operating pressures
Precise positioning and alignment of the extinguishing nozzles ensure effective firefighting