30 May '15, 10am

Solar panels on Apple plant in Arizona catch fire | PV-Tech can't believe I missed this

The Mesa, Arizona, facility is now used by Apple as a data centre. Image: Andrew/Flickr Firefighters responded to an emergency at one of Apple’s facilities in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday afternoon after a blaze broke out in an area of solar panels fitted to the roof of the building. According to local news reports , firefighters identified that the fire erupting on the 12-hecatare site was located only on a section of the roof overlooking a loading dock. While around 50 people were forced to evacuate the building, over 100 firefighters were able to get the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, although a portion of the roof collapsed. News reports noted that fire investigators are trying to find out if the fire was a direct result of the solar panels located upon the roof. The facility features a lengthy history . First Solar was the original owner of the building, eventua...

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