While it is undeniable that solar panels are eco-friendly and have provided new jobs and sustainable growth, there are risks that users have to understand when it comes to using and installing this technology.
Installing a solar panel on the house roof can post serious risks, it is considered to be even more dangerous than the installation of a garage door.
Each year, someone die falls from installing or maintaining their solar panels, the dangers are experienced anywhere in the world. Individuals who are installing or maintaining their solar panels are at a much higher risk, especially if they are not well trained and are doing the installation on their own.
Most of the time, these incidents are not reported as part of the work-related statistics and thus more and more individuals are electrocuted and there are no safety standard measures that are still being drafted.
The installation of solar panels is considered to be more dangerous when compared with wind power installation, and is even considered to be more dangerous that the use of nuclear power, due to the process of installation.
Many parts of the world have yet to come up with safety standards when it comes to the installation process. What are set in place are just the financial incentives for homeowners who install solar roof tops. However, not everyone is entitled to these government incentives upon installation of the panels, individuals who are in multi-family dwellings, or low or fixed incomes have yet to experience the benefits that are being given to families who install solar panels.
Not only that, there are issues that homeowners will face when it comes with the installation process of solar panels, there are health risks that have yet to be tackled, and not enough information dissemination has been given to homeowners who are planning to install solar panels.