Post Tagged with: "BOS"

You can now collect PV system data, control performance through new Shoals, Draker partnership

You can now collect PV system data, control performance through new Shoals, Draker partnership

August 15, 2016 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

The ability to reliably collect operating data and control system component performance at the sub-system and component level is increasingly recognized by the leading asset owners and managers as key to maximizing project revenues. Ensuring that power losses are minimized at interconnect, aggregation and power conversion points is critical. ToRead More

Conduit manufacturer Blue Diamond Industries to expand, relocate

Conduit manufacturer Blue Diamond Industries to expand, relocate

April 19, 2016 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Blue Diamond Industries LLC, a manufacturer of HDPE Conduit and Cable in Conduit, will be relocation and expanding after completing the purchase of a nine acre site, which includes three buildings totaling 75,000 square feet in Middlesboro, Ky. The company plans on relocating its existing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit productionRead More

Eaton says new DC collection system could reduce large-scale BOS costs by 15 percent

Eaton says new DC collection system could reduce large-scale BOS costs by 15 percent

March 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Power management company Eaton just introduced its new Crouse-Hinds series direct current (DC) collection system, designed to reduce costs and installation time in large-scale solar projects. The new Sunnector DC collection system includes wire harnesses and combiner boxes designed to support DC strings made with aluminum wire, which reduce labor andRead More

String optimizers, like this one from Ampt, put voltage and current limits on each string to achieve 100 percent longer strings without exceeding 1,000 volts.

How optimizers bridge the gap to 1,500-volt PV systems

March 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm 3 comments

The need to lower PV system costs is driving large-scale solar developers to consider changing from 1,000- to 1,500-volt DC systems. The United States PV market was able to lower the cost of PV systems by increasing the maximum system voltage from 600 to 1,000 volts a few years ago.Read More

SolarBOS 1,500 volt combiners, recombiners now UL 1741 listed

SolarBOS 1,500 volt combiners, recombiners now UL 1741 listed

March 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarBOS, a leading developer and manufacturer of Balance of System products in the solar energy industry, announced that its 1,500 VDC Combiners and Recombiners are listed to UL-1741. “1,500 VDC solar installations reduce overall BOS cost by minimizing the number of source circuit conductors,” says Trevor Plaine, a SolarBOS engineer.Read More

Grid-scale storage BOS costs to decline 41 percent by 2020

Grid-scale storage BOS costs to decline 41 percent by 2020

January 5, 2016 at 10:06 am 3 comments

These days, grid-scale energy storage balance of system (BOS) costs average $670 per kilowatt. These costs include hardware like inverters and containers, soft costs like customer acquisition and interconnection, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) expenses. According to the latest report from GTM Research, Grid-Scale Energy Storage Balance of SystemsRead More

NEXTracker debuts NX Fusion, a pre-engineered AC power system bundle

NEXTracker debuts NX Fusion, a pre-engineered AC power system bundle

December 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm 3 comments

NEXTracker, a Flex company, just announced its latest innovation called NX Fusion. This new product is a one-stop-shop product bundle that comes as a pre-engineered AC power system solution that integrates a solar power plant’s most critical mechanical and electrical components into a single, repeatable tracker power block. NX Fusion includes NEXTracker’sRead More

Power optimizers v. microinverters: What’s different about these approaches to PV architecture?

Power optimizers v. microinverters: What’s different about these approaches to PV architecture?

December 7, 2015 at 9:24 am 1 comment

There are three main types of inverter topologies currently used in PV systems: traditional string inverters, microinverters and power optimizers. Since the traditional string inverter topology has a number of significant drawbacks, the industry is moving forward to distributed PV system architecture. The two leading technologies for distributed PV systemRead More

Trays can form to the necessary shapes by simply bending them with your hands or knees.

How to add flexibility to your solar cable management strategy

October 27, 2015 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

Back in 2010, Snake Tray decided to install a PV system on its own roof. At that point, Snake Tray had been a manufacturer of trays for other industries for many years, with no ties to the solar industry. But after seeing a PV system installation up close, owner RogerRead More

How Southwire Co. supports sustainability in variety of ways

How Southwire Co. supports sustainability in variety of ways

September 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Southwire Company’s Energy Division connects with the customers and industries it serves in more ways than you might think. A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is North America’s largest wire and cable producer. The company and its subsidiaries manufacture utility wire and cable, building wire and cable,Read More