Centex Homes, a Nevada real estate development partnership, has announced the recall of SolarSave-brand solar roof panels installed on about 240 homes.
Centex reports that the recalled solar panels may be the origination source of two separate fire incidents involving homes sold by the company. No one was injured in either fire. Centex has directly contacted those customers it believes are impacted by the recall and has installed new solar panels at no cost. It has announced the voluntary recall in an effort to reach home owners with qualifying solar energy systems that may not have been contacted.
The recalled solar panels were distributed by Burlingame Industries of Rialto, CA, doing business as Eagle Roofing Products. They were manufactured by Open Energy Corporation and Applied Solar, Inc. of Solana Beach, CA, which are no longer in business.