Natural disasters seem to be an increasing part of life. Whether floods, cyclones, bushfires or earthquakes, our world is becoming a more unstable place.
The latest issue of ReNew magazine takes a comprehensive look at what to do before, after and during a natural disaster to protect a renewable energy system.
Solar panels, water tanks and wind turbines are just as vulnerable as other technology in the face of nature, but steps can be taken to keep them safe:
- Turn off mains isolator in meter box
- Turn off DC input to inverter
- Choose a tank material suitable for your climate, like steel or concrete for bushfire-prone areas
- Secure tanks as well as possible or use underground tanks
Small wind turbines
- Shut down wind turbines if possible
- Lower tilting tower systems to the ground if safe to do so
- Isolate battery bank
- Turn off the inverter and disconnect any mains connection
Also in the latest issue of ReNew
This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 am