Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


Solar PV systems contribute to an increase in the probability of a fire occurring, primarily due to electrical risks. Through collaboration with the Alternative Technology Association, fire services personnel, solar PV installers, and other regulatory organisations, we identified fire risks associated with solar PV systems and investigated how the presence of solar PV systems can affect homeowners. An informational guide was produced for homeowners to raise public awareness and provide suggestions to mitigate fire risks associated with solar PV installations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts