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Yaskawa-Solectria debuts commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner for three-phase string inverters

Yaskawa-Solectria debuts commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner for three-phase string inverters

February 15, 2017 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, just introduced its Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner for three-phase string inverters. This Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner offers a complete solution to NEC 2014 & 2017, Article 690.12, requiring commercial rooftop PV installations to de-energize DC conductors outside the PV array boundary. The Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner’s designRead More

Yaskawa – Solectria adds 1,500-volt option to DISCOM string combiner line

Yaskawa – Solectria adds 1,500-volt option to DISCOM string combiner line

September 14, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power International this year, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar announced the addition of the DISCOM 1500, a 1,500-VDC string combiner, to its DISCOM string combiner line. The combiners have gone through Highly Accelerated Lifetime Testing (HALT) guaranteeing all components are carefully vetted for highest reliability. They offer utility-scale andRead More

Reduce costs, install time with these new utility-scale Eaton solar combiner boxes (1,500 volt)

Reduce costs, install time with these new utility-scale Eaton solar combiner boxes (1,500 volt)

July 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  Power management company Eaton just released its new Crouse-Hinds series 1,500 volt direct current (DC) combiner boxes for large-scale solar photovoltaic applications. The combiner boxes are designed to help customers reduce system costs by reducing wiring requirements and installation time. “As GTM research noted earlier this year, overall project costsRead More

Eaton releases more powerful Power Xpert Solar inverters, 1,500-volt combiners

Eaton releases more powerful Power Xpert Solar inverters, 1,500-volt combiners

July 25, 2016 at 10:47 am 1 comment

We met with power management company Eaton at Intersolar in San Francisco to see its expanded range of inverters and electrical balance of system (BOS) solutions. “Eaton’s complete solutions and engineering services are helping customers around the globe improve return on investment for solar and energy storage applications,” said JohnRead More

Yaskawa-Solectria adds new cost-saving features to string combiner lines

Yaskawa-Solectria adds new cost-saving features to string combiner lines

July 1, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar has added new premium features and options to its DISCOM and ARCCOM string combiner lines. The combiners have gone through Highly Accelerated Lifetime Testing (HALT) guaranteeing all components are carefully vetted for highest reliability. They offer utility-scale and large commercial PV designers the design flexibility neededRead 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

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

Get to know NEC 2017 revisions: Updated PV labels, rapid system shutdown

Get to know NEC 2017 revisions: Updated PV labels, rapid system shutdown

January 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm 2 comments

Many changes are occurring with labeling requirements covered by Article 690 as we move toward the release of the NEC 2017 code revision. PV systems grow and evolve, and the required labeling must change with them to ensure safe and informative installations. Like any evolving process, input from many sourcesRead More

Rapid System Shutdown: Questions and Solutions

Rapid System Shutdown: Questions and Solutions

October 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm 3 comments

The updated 2014 National Electrical Code’s (NEC) manual, Section 690.12, says that a PV system needs to be able to reduce the voltage and current to 30 volts and 240 volt-amps, within a 10-ft perimeter of the array after rapid shutdown is initiated. It’s a straightforward name and concept, butRead More

How to select the right combiner box for your next solar project

How to select the right combiner box for your next solar project

October 8, 2015 at 11:36 am 2 comments

After selecting all of the panels, wires, inverters and any analytic software or batteries or storage, you wouldn’t want to select the wrong combiner box and accidentally undermine the entire setup. Like with any product selection, the project’s type, size and scope mean everything when selecting a combiner box, andRead More