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Three wire management tips for residential solar installers

Three wire management tips for residential solar installers

February 22, 2021 at 10:18 am 0 comments

As part of our Wire and Cable Management Buyer’s Guide, we asked manufacturers for some installation tips. Here is what they had to say. Working off the roof. Installers are still doing most of the wire management assembly once they are up on the roof. We have seen several installersRead More

Safety beyond NEC 690: How pairing with IEC, UL and IEEE standards mitigates solar install risks

Safety beyond NEC 690: How pairing with IEC, UL and IEEE standards mitigates solar install risks

February 8, 2021 at 11:27 am 0 comments

As commercial and utility-scale solar projects become more widespread, fires and failures shouldn’t. Unfortunately, the number of rooftop solar installation fires in the United States each year increased 69 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to U.S. Fire Administration data. Unprotected, improperly connected or incompatible connectors are some of theRead More

How a holistic approach to balance of system design benefits utility-scale solar

How a holistic approach to balance of system design benefits utility-scale solar

October 8, 2020 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

Over the past decade, the story of utility-scale solar has been one of increasing efficiency and decreasing costs. But as PV module technology matures, these gains are seeing diminishing returns. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the LCOE of utility-scale solar energy dropped 82% between 2010 and 2019.Read More

Panduit’s new Metal Solar Edge Clips can be installed in 11 seconds

Panduit’s new Metal Solar Edge Clips can be installed in 11 seconds

October 5, 2020 at 10:31 am 1 comment

PV installation costs dropped 13 percent from 2010 – 2019, causing the industry to look closer at BOS for potential cost and efficiency savings and one aspect that is particularly important, but often overlooked, is cable management. Panduit, a global supplier of solar BOS, has some new Metal Solar EdgeRead More

ARaymond debuts solar PV panel clip to simplify module assembly

ARaymond debuts solar PV panel clip to simplify module assembly

September 28, 2020 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

The ARaymond Network is a global leader in fastening and assembly solutions for many market segments, and its ARaymond Energies division has a new panel clip that could simplify PV module assembly. The goal is to provide fast, easy installation in field operations, resulting in significant labor cost reduction compared toRead More

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HellermannTyton adds bifacial module wire management insight to solar tracker white paper

May 11, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

HellermannTyton’s Wire Management for Single Axis Trackers white paper has been updated to include extensive commentary on bifacial modules as well as modules with split J boxes. The publication provides industry insights and guidance on best practices for installers, site owners and MROs. “As the utility scale solar market evolves,Read More

Beyond code: Safety advice for installing solar PV DC connectors and cables

Beyond code: Safety advice for installing solar PV DC connectors and cables

March 19, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

  As multiple data collection shows, DC cabling is 1% of the total project cost, but it is also the number one source of technical failures in PV projects and greatly affects the LCOE and safety of your project. Stäubli would like to share our 20 years of experience inRead More

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Beyond code: The effects of cost cutting in racking, modules on wire management

March 16, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

When we talk about wire management and the code, it is easy to meet the basics of the NEC: neat and orderly, secured every 2 to 4 feet, proper bend radius, among others. But meeting the basics of the NEC tells a completely different story than having and executing aRead More

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A Breath of Free Air: Let’s talk about above-grade cable management for large ground mounts

March 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar is the new “cash crop” for landowners who have had land for agricultural uses for generations, but now cannot yield traditional crops due to topsoil degradation. This type of site often consists of a few inches of topsoil below grade and afterwards a mix of shale rock, bedrock andRead More

CAB Solar earns ninth patent for its solar wire management product line

CAB Solar earns ninth patent for its solar wire management product line

November 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

CAB Solar was awarded a second U.S. Patent for its Solar Cable Management System with Integrated Grounding. CAB’s newest patent is the ninth held by CAB for its innovative solar product line. Additional patents are pending with announcements expected in the coming months. The new CAB Patent provides broader protectionRead More