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Scheuten Solar Panels Fire Risk

As many as 650,000 Scheuten Multisol PV modules distributed between September 2009 and October 2010 had been manufactured with an alleged design flaw in the junction boxes that would lead to corrosion of the tin plated contacts. The solar panels have been declared a fire risk by the Dutch Food and Goods Authority (NVWA). The fault could lead to the melting of the junction box, which could result in PV string or complete system failure and a subsequent lack of identification by the inverter or system monitoring system. If the modules had been installed in-roof as a building integrated BIPV system installation or on a fire sensitive roof, the melting junction box could potentially cause a serious fire.

In a warning statement, the NVWA said that there had been 15 fires across Europe directly attributed PV systems using Scheuten modules. The solar modules with the faulty junction boxes were shipped across Europe, and have been installed in the UK, US, Australia and China. The modules in question are the Multisol P6-48, P6-54, P6-60 and P6-66 versions of the Multisol module that were supplied between August 2009 and February 2012. The junction box is labelled Solexus and made by Dutch firm, Alrack. All affected PV systems that have not been correctly repaired should be switched-off by a certified installer or electrician until inspection and repairs are made.

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P6-54-185W
185W module Scheuten P6-54-185W poly
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P6-54-190W
190W module Scheuten P6-54-190W poly
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P6-54-195W
195W module Scheuten P6-54-195W poly
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P6-54-200W
200W module Scheuten P6-54-200W poly
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P6-60i30-200
200W module Scheuten P6-60i30-200 poly
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P6-54-205W
205W module Scheuten P6-54-205W poly
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P6-60i30-205
205W module Scheuten P6-60i30-205 poly
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P6-60U-210W
210W module Scheuten P6-60U-210W poly
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P6-60i30-210
210W module Scheuten P6-60i30-210 poly
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P6-60U-215W
215W module Scheuten P6-60U-215W poly
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Scheuten Solar Declares Bankruptcy, Twice

Scheuten Solar entered bankruptcy in early 2012. Then after being acquired and receiving backing from China-based solar cell manufacturer, Aikosolar, the company had plans to capitalize on the Scheuten Solar brand and produce 200MW of modules. Later it was discovered that the module manufacturer had a serious design fault issue with junction boxes which led to fires. Then in May 2013 the Chinese parent company decided to forcing the company to seek bankruptcy protection for a second time.

about Scheuten Solar

Scheuten Solar specializes in the manufacture of solar panels and building-integrated (BIPV) solutions. Scheuten has the know-how required for the development and implementation of turnkey PV projects. Specialists work throughout the world on high-quality total solutions. Production lines are located in Germany and the Netherlands with sales offices throughout Europe and the United States. Scheuten Solar forms part of the Scheuten group, an international firm with more than 2,000 employees working on total solutions in glass and solar energy systems. Scheuten stands for energy, sustainability, growth and life. The Scheuten Multisol and Optisol solar panels encompass the entire range of the premium PV market. These high-quality solutions for both standard PV applications and for building-integrated solutions.

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