Solar Panel theft on the rise.

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Solar Panel theft on the rise.

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 21st, 2019, 10:55 am

Solar panel theft was described as the “crime of the future” by the president of a solar installation business. A California headquarters was also a victim of solar panel theft. Thieves stole more than $30,000 worth of solar panels.

https://stealthmonitoring.com/security- ... ncreases-1

'Who does that?': Thieves steal $5,000 solar panels from roof of community league hall

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local- ... eague-hall

Regardless of one's position on the viability of solar energy, no one disagrees about the fact that solar modules are expensive. They are also easy to install, modular, sturdy and highly portable. There are also two other key factors that affect the potential for PV module theft:

1.) PV systems have experienced dramatic growth all over the world - from inner cities to rural villages.
2.) A stolen PV module has value in resale dollars and also as a source of power for small appliances.

https://www.civicsolar.com/article/pv-s ... components

Solar panels are valuable and unfortunately the more unscrupulous in our society have realised that too.

https://www.energymatters.com.au/panels ... -security/

Someone Is Already Stealing Panels From China's New Solar Road
The solar road has been open less than a week, and authorities have no idea who the thief is.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/scienc ... oad-theft/
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Re: Solar Panel theft on the rise.

Postby 1791 » Sep 22nd, 2019, 5:39 pm

My good buddy was robbed for several pannels. Lock em or lose em
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