Solar Panels Are Vanishing, Only to Reappear on the Internet
Posted by keelynet on September 29, 2008
Now here is a market for gps, security and offensive protection systems.
“Police departments in California — the biggest market for solar power, with more than 33,000 installations — are seeing a rash of such burglaries, though nobody compiles overall statistics. Investigators do not believe the thieves are acting out of concern for their carbon footprints. Rather, authorities assume that many panels make their way to unwitting homeowners, sometimes via the Internet. Beyond California, solar-power markets are comparatively small, so thefts are still rare — but they are spreading. In the last 18 months, Oregon’s highway department has lost a few panels used to power portable traffic message boards. In Europe, where the solar industry is well-established, thievery is entrenched, and measures to ward it off have become standard, including alarm systems and hard-to-unscrew panels. But in the United States, installers are just coming to grips with the need for alarms, video cameras and indelible engraving of serial numbers.” – Source
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