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DC grid architecture solution for utility-scale solar farms

14 Jul 2020

A new Customizable Trunk Solution (CTS) for solar farms from TE Connectivity (TE) offers cost advantage and design flexibility in photovoltaic installations. The Customizable Trunk Solution is designed for DC grid systems to eliminate combiner boxes and provide plug-n-play flexibility from the string harness to the inverter. This hybrid solution is adaptable to site conditions, and can be installed underground or above ground. Customers benefit from reduced overall labor, operational, and maintenance costs. The CTS consists of three key products: Gel Solar Insulation Piercing Connectors (GS-IPC) which combines Insulation Piercing Technology, for easier and faster connection with no insulation cutback required and the Powergel formulation to seal, protect, and insulate providing an increased level of reliability. The GS-IPC provides protection, insulation, and high-quality sealing for fast, easy, and safe cable connections of PV cables ranging from #10 to 500 Kcmil. Size transitions or transitions from copper to aluminum are also possible. Suitable for direct buried and overhead applications. UL486AB+UL6703 listed part. The Solar Fuse Harnesses (SFH) is a robust fuse harness solution with a wide variety of configurations including in-line over-molded fuses, tapping, whips, and string jumpers. UL9703 compliant. Disconnect Boxes are Fiberglass or steel disconnect boxes up to 400 amps load break with surge and common ground capability integrated with shearbolt connectors for easier and simpler installation. UL1741 compliant.

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Volume: 2020 July/August