Affordable Wire Management (AWM) made a big, strategic announcement at RE+ 2023, partnering with HellermannTyton, to offer full eBOS product kits and design advice for utility-scale solar projects. This week, AWM sent word of further improvements to beef up its Arden Messenger Cable Hangers.
The Arden Cable Hangers are now rated for 20 pounds on each branch. That improved weight capacity, combined with the Hanger’s cable geometry, can vastly increase the total power that can safely be transmitted through the cables.
“Not only is cable management critically important to long-term performance, it is also an industry sector that is very much in need of innovation,” said Scott Rand, co-founder and CEO of AWM. “We regularly hear from our client partners that our solutions allow them to reduce cable size, improve the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE), and ensure the longevity and safety of their utility-scale solar power plants in all types of environments.”
AWM hangers are made of durable alloys, free of polymeric material, rated for temperatures from -40°C to +150°C. AWM says its cable hangers have a 40+ year lifespan.
Added to the mix is the Bonsai Module Cable Hanger for solar string cabling. The all-metal design uses corrosion-resistant materials and allows for a one-handed installation process. No tools required. Bonsai is highly customizable and able to meet various project requirements.
Impact of cable geometry | For decades, the solar industry has relied on general tables from code books to determine how much power a cable can safely conduct. AWM focuses more on optimizing the total ampacity of the cables. The goal is to improve system performance and also extend the life of the cables.
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