Dutch warn of Scheuten PV fire risk

A Scheuten Solar installation dating from before its insolvency

A Scheuten Solar installation dating from before its insolvency

The Dutch government has issued a fire warning related to some 650,000 PV modules supplied by Scheuten Solar, which went bankrupt last year, in an incident that could further marginalise PV manufacturers with troubled balance sheets.

Yesterday the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority said that modules supplied by Scheuten between August 2009 and February 2012 – under the brand name “Multisol” – have been confirmed as potential fire hazards.

At least 15 blazes have been confirmed, although none in the Netherlands. France has reportedly had the most problems with such fires – caused by poor electricity connections with the junction box behind the module – given the emphasis the country has placed on building-integrated PV (BIPV) in past incentive schemes.

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