With a variety of alternative electrical generation systems available, none is becoming more
prevalent than those which convert solar energy to electricity. These systems are known
as photovoltaic systems, or simply PV. A photovoltaic system consists of photovoltaic solar
panels and other electrical components used to capture solar energy and convert it to
electrical power. Many systems are roof mounted and may present hazards to firefighting
operations. Firefighters can be sure that at some point in the future they will encounter
an incident involving a building with a solar electric generating system.