Rapid Shutdown - Birdhouse Controller

Rapid Shutdown – Birdhouse Controller


The heart of MidNite Solar’s Rapid Shutdown System, which controls disconnecting combiner boxes, Shut Off Boxes and Remote Trip Circuit Breakers to quickly disconnect hazardous voltages from the PV array and the rest of the system.



The MidNite Rapid Shutdown System is a firefighter/home owner’s control system designed specifically for disconnecting rooftop PV panels. IN cases of emergencies or system maintenance, press the of the red button will trigger the Rapid Shutdown, activating all remote trip devices in the system. This process disconnects hazardous voltages from the PV array and the rest of the system.

The central component of the system, the Birdhouse, works in conjunction with MidNite Solar’s disconnecting combiners, remote trip circuit breakers, cat5 cable, high voltage shut off boxes, battery disconnect modules and power supply board. It’s designed to be mounted within 500 meters of the combiner and located in an accessible location for first responders.

The Birdhouse LEDs display the system status and automated speech gives further situation specific information. The Birdhouse has an attractive weather resistant enclosure made of anodized aluminum and high density plastic.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs

Red, Grey