Safety

Tuesday 04 February 2020
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In 2018, Tesla Project Titan Quietly Replaced Solar-Panel Parts That Could Cause Fires
In the summer of 2018, Tesla initiated a massive undertaking — a stealth replacement of solar-panel parts across the U.S.A., called Project Titan.  
The faulty parts in question were connectors and optimizers.

These parts are supposed to regulate the flow of energy and heat to a solar panel, ensuring that as much power goes through the part as possible without overheating. Overheating can lead to a fire.

"A portion of modules and optimizers from various manufacturers were made with connectors from Amphenol, a part that was commonly used across the industry at the time."

These parts were "quarantined" as part of Project Titan and were either reworked and put back on roofs or scrapped.

One document viewed by Business Insider put the number of parts that needed to be quarantined sitting in warehouses and distribution centers at over 120,000 as of last September. A Tesla representative said this number was not accurate.
Monday 03 February 2020
03 Feb 2020 Posted by SR Editor Comments: 0 Views: 
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Delta Electronics has recalled solar inverters due to fire and impact hazards

Delta Electronics has recalled solar inverters due to fire and impact hazards.

Inverter  

The recall date is: February 7, 2019
 

Delta Electronics has received reports of the capacitors failing and allowing heat buildup, including reports of the cover forcibly ejecting off the inverter units.
 

Products Were Sold through various solar installers in Arizona, New York, Tennessee and Washington from March 2012 through May 2017 for between $2,000 and $4,000.
 

Product was MADE IN CHINA

For more information go to:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/delta-electronics-recalls-solar-inverters-due-to-fire-and-impact-hazards