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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 0 comments

  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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

The MC4 connector line from Stäubli continues to evolve with the solar industry

The MC4 connector line from Stäubli continues to evolve with the solar industry

September 11, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Stäubli has provided connection technology to the global solar industry since the beginning (it’s impossible to imagine the market without it, really), and the evolution of its product line continues to move right along with all of the changes in the solar market itself. The original MC4 is no longerRead More

Wire you doing that? Top four solar installation wire management issues

Wire you doing that? Top four solar installation wire management issues

April 23, 2019 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

1. Cross-mating Cross-mating, which refers to the plugging of connectors from different manufacturers (between modules to optimizers/microinverters, modules to field-connectors, optimizers to field connectors or field connectors to the BOS system) is one of the most common PV wiring mistakes. In fact, the EU-funded Solar Bankability Project’s Failure Modes andRead More

Get Connected: Best practices for eliminating PV connector failures

Get Connected: Best practices for eliminating PV connector failures

April 9, 2019 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

PV connectors play a crucial role in the wiring of solar arrays. As designed and if correctly installed, they provide a high-voltage, high-current, low-resistance DC connection in a housing that is water-tight, temperature-resilient, UV and wire-pull-resistive over the 25-year-plus life of the solar installation. In addition, their snap- together connectionRead More

HellermannTyton releases solar wire management exclusively for First Solar modules

HellermannTyton releases solar wire management exclusively for First Solar modules

March 6, 2019 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

HellermannTyton just released the Series 6 RPC Hanger and Series 6 Fir Tree Fastener, specifically designed to fit the new Series 6 solar modules manufactured by First Solar. The parts’ purpose-driven design makes them the only fasteners offering a complete wire management solution. The Series 6 RPC Hanger can beRead More

HellermannTyton adds Flex to adhesive cable tie mounts

HellermannTyton adds Flex to adhesive cable tie mounts

July 25, 2018 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

HellermannTyton announces FlexTack, a new line of adhesive cable tie mounts designed to adhere to curved and moderately angled surfaces. Available immediately, the product enables installers to route wires, cables and hoses along areas that were once considered off limits. The mounts incorporate a high-bond acrylic adhesive pad on oneRead More

Aw Snap: We look at the Solar Raceway wire management solution

Aw Snap: We look at the Solar Raceway wire management solution

May 23, 2018 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Fresh eyes are valuable every now and then. That was the position New York Manufacturing found itself in when it was approached by a large building products company to assist with its wire management needs. Their solar installations were continually plagued by one common theme: wire management. Like many otherRead More