Sandia National Laboratories successful in preventing arc fault-produced solar panel fires

By Billy Ludt As solar panels become popular and their voltages increase, there is a need to have built-in capabilities to extinguish fires caused by arc faults, which are high-power discharges of electricity that can create explosions or flash events due to damaged wires. Sandia National Laboratories researcher Kenny Armijo has spent 10 years working alongside other researchers…
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