Centex Homes recalls solar panels, citing fire hazard

Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles

Centex Homes is recalling approximately 240 homes' worth of SolarSave roof panels, which have been reported to pose a fire hazard.

So far, two incidents have been reported involving roof fires in or near the panels, both in homes sold by Centex. No injuries have yet been reported.

The recall affects Open Energy 34 watt (OE-34) Solar Panel energy systems sold under the brand name Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles. The affected modles are brown, terracotta and gray OE-34 SolarSave tiles installed on new homes sold by Centex.

Centex says it has directly contacted the customers impacted by the recall and performed free installations of new solar panels.

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