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1/16/11

Can Solar Panels or Solar Energy System Cause Electrocution or Shock in a Flood?

One of the concepts that is new to many people is that their solar panels or solar energy system can cause an electrocution or shock if their home is flooded.


Solar panels can produce a shock of up to 240 volts, which is far more than enough to kill someone.  Flood victims with solar panels need to contact their electrician or solar technician before returning to their home.  Even if they turn off their power, the way the system is setup may still cause electrocution or shock.  


Contact your solar installer, and ask, if you are in a flood zone so that you are prepared with what to do.