Is St. Petersburg Going Solar?

According to an article today in the Tampa Bay Times, there is currently a proposal in the St. Pete city council to make solar power mandatory on new home construction and major renovations.  If passed, it would make St. Pete the second city in Florida to require solar power, after South Miami.

Solar Panel, Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar Power Fire
Solar Panels at a Solar Farm
http://www.tampabay.com/news/growth/st-petersburg-proposal-would-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes-and-major/2335594

As with the introduction of any new technology, there is the potential for unforeseen consequences, and misunderstanding and mistrust of that new technology.  That’s why we work to keep abreast of emerging trends in material and energy engineering.  If you have a fire that might involve solar power, wind power, Li-ion batteries or anything else “New and Improved”, give us a call!

 

 

Latest Fire Related Consumer Product Recalls

212

Living Traditions Mini Barrel Charcoal Grill
Name of product:  Mini barrel charcoal grills
Hazard:  The exterior paint on the grill can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

409

Children’s two-piece woven pajama sets
Hazard:

The children’s pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

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Hazard:  The children’s robes fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Source:  CPSC.gov