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Bentek Introduces New Balance of System Solutions That Meet NEC 2017

With over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces, Bentek is introducing several new balance of system PV products that meet NEC 2017.

Bentek introduces new 1000VDC and 1500VDC Commercial and Utility-Scale solutions. The solutions consist of three Bentek products that meet NEC 2017 safety requirements.

1500VDC Utility-Scale (UTS) Combiner

Bentek 1500VDC UTS 3 String Combiners

Bentek introduces the 3rd generation Bentek 1500VDC Utility-Scale (UTS 3) string combiner with an optional switched negative disconnect. Bentek continues to experience great market acceptance with its predecessor, the 1500VDC UTS 2 with over 1.5GW shipped. Bentek will leverage this success into the new Bentek 1500VDC UTS 3 combiner by incorporating its custom Bentek disconnect.

The Bentek 1500VDC disconnects when integrated into the new 1500VDC UTS 3 Bentek combiners, continue to drive down costs while providing the PV market with the standard ampacities of 200A, 250A/275A, 320A, and 400A. However, Bentek has expanded these ampacities to include new 225A, 300A, 325A, 350A, and 375A. This more granular set of ampacities provides design engineers with the specific ampacity to meet project needs while minimizing component costs. This will result in savings of up to 20 percent over standard market ampacities.

According to John H. Buckley, VP of Marketing for Bentek, “As PV utility-scale installations continue to increase in size, the new Bentek 1500VDC UTS 3 combiner ampacities continue to offer potential savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars on large utility-scale projects.”

Bentek 1500VDC 2 Circuit Parallel Cable Harness

Bentek’s highly configurable 1500VDC cable harness solutions complement the new 1500VDC UTS 3 combiner product line. Bentek has experienced great success in 2017 shipping over 1GW in cable harnesses. Bentek customers can combine two parallel strings, reducing installation and combiner costs by reducing the inputs up to 50%. John, explains: “When Bentek engineering designed complete cable harness assemblies are integrated directly with Bentek combiners in our ISO 9001 certified facility, those combined material savings of up to 30% are realized with projected site labor savings of up to 50% for cable installation.”

Bentek Arc Fault (AF2) String Combiner

Arc Fault CombinerThe Bentek AFCI (AF2) integrated disconnect detects and suppresses string-level arc faults in compliance with NEC 2011 & 2014 sub-section 690.11, while allowing designers to retain central inverter system array architecture. With over 500MW shipped, Bentek AF2 combiners have found great success in both the commercial rooftop market and ground mount installations. The AF2 uses a reliable UL98B listed trippable load-break disconnect in place of a traditional contactor. This trippable disconnect functions as a manual isolation switch and trips automatically when an Arc fault is detected.

Bentek also provides added reliability and reduced cost by offering Bentek cable harnesses when paralleled in the array with branched connectors ahead of combiner box with no degradation of arc-fault detection capability. Each AF2 has its own self-powered PV-DC Power Supply, which is powered from the DC array. John says “Bentek also uses Industry leading string-level Arc-Fault Detection technology (1 sensor p/ input) that virtually eliminates nuisance trips, which saves from truck rolls that save thousands per project.”

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek and products, please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications. Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com, or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek – Advanced Power is Here to Stay

Solar energy has always been a “hot” discussion topic. Recent estimates by the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that utility-scale solar generation capacity will grow at a faster pace any other form of energy source. Fortunately, in Silicon Valley, many industry leaders have long recognized this and have chosen to put down roots here to continue to focus on their passion for advanced energy. One of them is Mitch Schoch, President and CEO of Bentek. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of visiting Bentek’s new facility in San Jose on Senter Road and talking with Mr. Schoch about the company and his secret sauce for staying on top in the clean energy sector…continue reading

 

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Bentek receives over 10 million feet in new orders for its 2 Circuit Parallel Cable Harness

Bentek announces orders for its 1500VDC line of 2 Circuit Parallel Cable Harness have now exceeded 10M feet. Bentek has over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces.

“We have seen great success with our Bentek 2 circuit parallel cable harness solutions. Our highly configurable cable harness solutions complement the 1500VDC UTS2 family of disconnect string combiners and are available in 1500VDC ratings utilizing any commercially available 1500VDC branch connectors and in-line fuses. These Bentek 2 circuit parallel cable harness solutions reduce the amount of cable by over 50% while reducing costs by over 30% versus a typical cable harness. When Bentek 2 circuit parallel cable harness solutions are integrated with the Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 combiners in our ISO 9001:2008 certified facility, combined savings of up to 50% can be realized” stated John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and VP of Marketing for Bentek.

“With over 10GW of installed products including more than 75,000 string combiners shipped to date, we continued to be extremely pleased with customer acceptance of the 1500VDC product line. Bentek backlog continues to grow and we continue to see strong demand for our 1500VDC PV products” stated Mitch Schoch, President and CEO of Bentek.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek 1500VDC products please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

 

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications.  Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets.  Bentek is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek receives over 1GW in new orders for 1500VDC UTS2 String Combiners

Bentek, announces orders in excess of 1GW for its 1500VDC line of UTS2 Integrated Disconnect String Combiners. Bentek has over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces.

“The Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 family of string combiners continues to see great success in winning large utility-scale projects. Bentek proprietary design allows our customers to tailor the amperage of the combiner to each specific utility-scale project. Each Bentek combiner comes with an integrated proprietary Bentek 1500VDC load-break disconnect. Bentek’s design offers clients a cost effective tailored disconnect solution based on 25A increments 200A, 225A, 250A, 275A, 300A, 325A, 350A, 375A and 400A, which allows customers to size combiner capacity to their specific needs, significantly reducing system costs verses field amperage solutions with limited disconnect options. If the applications calls for a 300A combiner, clients no longer need to over pay for a 320A or 400A disconnect” stated John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and VP of Marketing for Bentek.

John Buckley went on to say, “We have also seen great success with our Bentek 2 Circuit Parallel Cable Harness solutions. Our highly configurable cable harness solutions complement the 1500VDC UTS2 combiner and are available in 1500VDC ratings utilizing any commercially available 1500VDC branch connectors and in-line fuses. These unique Bentek 2 circuit parallel cable harness solutions reduce the amount of cable by over 50% while reducing costs by over 30% versus a typical cable harness. When Bentek 2 circuit parallel cable harness solutions are integrated with the Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 combiners in our ISO 9001:2008 certified facility, combined savings of up to 50% can be realized.”

“With over 10GW of installed products including more than 75,000 string combiners shipped to date, we continued to be extremely pleased with customer acceptance of the 1500VDC UTS2 product line. Bentek backlog continues to grow and we continue to see strong demand for our 1500VDC PV products” stated Mitch Schoch, President and CEO of Bentek.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 String Combiners please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

 

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications.  Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets.  Bentek is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek receives over 600MW in initial orders for 1500VDC UTS2 String Combiners

Bentek, announces initial orders for its 1500VDC line of UTS2 integrated disconnect string combiners in excess of 600MW.  Bentek has over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces.

“The Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 string combiners success is based on it’s unique and proprietary combiner design.  The Bentek design allows our customers to tailor the amperage of the combiner to each specific Utility-Scale project. Each Bentek combiner comes with an integrated proprietary Bentek 1500VDC load-break disconnect.  Bentek’s design offers clients a cost effective tailored disconnect solution based on 25A increments 200A, 225A, 250A, 275A, 300A, 325A, 350A, 375A and 400A, this allows customers to size combiner capacity to their specific needs, significantly reducing system costs.  If the applications calls for a 350A combiner, clients no longer need to over pay for a 400A” stated John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and VP of Marketing for Bentek.

John Buckley went on to say, “Our highly configurable cable harness solutions complement the 1500VDC UTS2 combiner box line and are available in 1500VDC ratings utilizing any commercially available 1500VDC branch connectors and in-line fuses.   These unique Bentek 2 circuit parallel cable harness solutions reduce the amount of cable by over 50% while reducing costs by over 30% versus a typical cable harness. When Bentek 2 circuit parallel cable harness solutions are integrated with the Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 combiners in our ISO 9001 certified facility, combined savings of up to 50% can be realized.”

“With over 10GW of installed products including more than 75,000 string combiners shipped to date, we are extremely pleased with customer acceptance of the 1500VDC UTS2 product line. Bentek continues to see strong demand for our 1500VDC PV products.  The Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 combiners will continue to support the needs of our customers as they continue to transition from 1000VDC to 1500VDC system designs.“ stated Mitch Schoch, President and CEO of Bentek.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 String Combiners please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

 

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications.  Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets.  Bentek is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek sells more than 50MW of second generation Arc-Fault Combiners (AF2)

San Jose, CA – Bentek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of products for the commercial and utility PV solar market announced today that it has received UL 1699B certification for its new, ground-mount, PV Arc Fault Circuit Interruption (AFCI) string combiner box, AF2. With orders in excess of 50MW shipping in early November, the new combiner is expected to be an effective solution for commercial rooftop PV systems and also ground-mount PV arrays requiring arc fault circuit interruption under the updated 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code’s (NEC) Article 690.11.

Bentek 1000VDC AF2 Arc Fault Circuit Interruption String CombinersBentek’s newest product merges ground mount, utility-grade PV equipment with AFCI technology to provide a robust and user-friendly platform suitable for large-scale deployment. The elimination of DC contactors (replaced by a UL 98B trippable disconnect) extends the capability of the device to be compatible with the high fault currents seen in multi-megawatt PV inverters. The addition of a PV-powered AFCI circuit allows the customer to avoid the cost and labor associated with installing low-voltage control wiring. “When designing the Arc Fault Two [AF2] we wanted to make it as easy to install and configure as possible,” commented Bentek Product Manager, Stoli Jager, who added “I think we’ve surpassed our original goals and have arrived at a product that is truly plug and play, with no calibration required, delivering all that is required to comply with NEC Article 690.11.”

In addition to the ruggedized PV-powered model of the AF2, compatibility with rooftop Rapid Shutdown requirements is supported through a product configuration using an undervoltage release. “You just provide 120 or 240 volts ac to the unit, and if the power goes away, the PV disconnects will trip” explained Lou Marzano, VP of Engineering. “Using the ac power source as the rapid shutdown control signal is a straightforward way to eliminate costly, impractical 24V control wiring. For installations with low voltage ride-through requirements, or where the risk of unreliable grid power is an issue, we recommend backing up the supply power of the RS model with an uninterruptible power supply, to prevent nuisance opening of the PV disconnects,” he continued.  The AF2 provides both an elegant and cost-effective solution when arc fault circuit interruption and rapid shutdown capability are required.

More information regarding new product releases and technical documentation please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

 

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications. Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek introduces Utility-Scale Balance of System product line additions at SPI 2016 in Las Vegas

Bentek, with over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces, announces it will display several new Balance of System products in booth #1223 at the Solar Power International exhibition and conference in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th.

Bentek will introduce a new family of utility-scale (UTS) 1500VDC products with three products that all meet current NEC safety requirements.  “Our customers continue to be faced with a market that demands continued price per watt reductions while maintaining compliance with all electrical code and product safety standards. Project owners and operators want to be assured that the products they are purchasing are 100% compatible with each together and with all other system components. Our new 1500VDC products achieve all these objectives”, said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 String Combiners

Bentek 1000VDC AF2 Arc Fault Circuit Interruption String CombinersBentek introduces its 2nd generation 1500VDC integrated disconnect string combiner. A custom range of load-break rated disconnect switches developed by Bentek for the 1500VDC UTS2 line vastly increases DC collection system design flexibility for project designers and EPCs.

The new Bentek disconnects integrated in the 1500VDC UTS2 combiners are provided in standard commercially available ampacities of 200A, 250A, 320A and 400A. Bentek has expanded on this range to include ampacity ratings of 225A, 275A, 300A, 325A, 350A and 375A.

The new Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 string combiners with expanded ampacity ratings are offered in one standard enclosure size with a variety of options including surge protection, pre-terminated cable whips, conduit fittings and mounting kits.

“The more granular set of ratings will provide up-front value engineering opportunities during the design phase by not restricting customers to procuring “standard” ampacity units. This has the potential to reduce combiner costs by 10 to 15 percent with hundreds of thousands of dollars in project savings as a result” stated John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

 

Bentek 1500VDC UTS Cable Harness

Bentek 1500VDC UTS Cable Harness Bentek’s highly configurable 1500VDC cable harness solutions complement the new 1500VDC UTS2 string combiner product line. Along with the standard single-circuit cable harnesses, Bentek also offers two-circuit paralleled cable assemblies.

This allows Bentek customers to combine two source circuits in parallel thereby reducing installation and combiner costs by reducing the number of combiner inputs by half.

“When complete cable harness assemblies are integrated directly with combiners in our ISO 9001 certified facility as part of a procurement order, combined materials savings of up to 20% can be realized with estimated project site labor savings of up to 40% due to reduced cable installation and wire management activity” stated John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

Bentek 1500VDC Fused Disconnect Recombiner System (FDRS)

The Bentek Fused Disconnect Recombiner System (FDRS) is designed for Utility-Scale systems and is intended for close-coupled installation next to an inverter. The FDRS provides multiple UL98B 1500VDC disconnects combined with 1500VDC PV fuses and Modbus current monitoring into one easy-to-install, compact enclosure.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek products that will be displayed at SPI in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th in booth #1223, please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications. Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek introduces Commercial Balance of System product line additions at SPI 2016 in Las Vegas

Bentek, with over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces, announces it will display several new Balance of System products in booth #1223 at the Solar Power International exhibition and conference in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th.

Bentek will introduce a revised set of commercial and utility-scale 1000VDC products that meet all current electrical code requirements while allowing project managers to meet budgetary cost targets.   These products include the Bentek Arc Fault (AF2) combiner for projects that need to adhere to current NEC AFCI requirements and the cost reduced UTS2 string combiner line for those that don’t.  “The new 1000VDC AF2 and UTS2 products offer enhanced safety and product features at cost effective price levels that will help keep our customers competitive in a challenging market.”, said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

Bentek 1000VDC AF2 Arc Fault Circuit Interruption String Combiners Bentek 1000VDC AF2 Arc Fault Circuit Interruption String Combiners

Bentek introduces its 2nd generation 1000VDC AFCI string combiner with industry leading string-level Arc-Fault Detection technology (1 sensor per input) that virtually eliminates nuisance trips and resultant truck rolls. “This alone will save our customers thousands of dollars per project during commissioning and O&M phases”, said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

The Bentek AF2 enables systems to be in compliance with NEC 2011 & 2014 690.11 while allowing designers to retain central inverter system array architecture. The AF2 utilizes a reliable UL98B listed trippable load-break disconnect switch in place of a typical contactor.  The switch functions as a manual isolation switch and trips automatically when arc faults are detected. There is no auxiliary power supply required since each AF2 has a DC-DC Power Supply self-powered from the DC array. The Bentek AF2 can also be ordered with an optional AC based power supply that supports a rapid shutdown function that helps commercial systems meet NEC 690.12 code compliance.

Bentek 1000VDC UTS2 String Combiners  

Bentek 1000VDC UTS2 String Combiners Bentek introduces its 2nd generation 1000VDC integrated disconnect string combiner. The Bentek UTS2 combiner provides the PV market with a highly configurable, cost effective design for either commerical or utility-scale projects. These come with a broad range of standard features including UL 98B listed disconnect switches with multiple ampacity ratings, generous output cable size ranges with industry standard termination hardware spacings and NEMA Type 4 enclosures with Lock Out/Tag Out functionality.

In additon, Bentek offers optional features commonly required in PV project specifications including surge protection, fiberglass or stainless steel enclosures and breather vents. Bentek also provides mounting kits for either posts or piles and pre-terminated cable whip or cable harness assemblies. “By reducing on-site labor and materials, Bentek’s value-add combiner options help improve project critical path schedules in one cost effective package.”, stated John H. Buckley, Executive Sales VP of Marketing.

Bentek 1000VDC Cable Harness

Bentek 1000VDC Cable Harness Bentek’s highly configurable 1000VDC cable harness solutions complement the UTS2 string combiner product line. When integrated together these provide a highly configurable, cost effective solution for carport, fixed tilt and single-axis tracker racking solutions. “When cable harness assemblies are terminated directly in combiners in our ISO 9001 certified facility, combined project cost savings of up to 20% can be realized”, stated John H. Buckley Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

Bentek IPR-AL Inverter PowerRack

Bentek IPR-AL Inverter PowerRack The patented Bentek IPR-AL  inverter racking solution supports the broadest range of commercially available three-phase string inverters by providing a base design that fits ABB, Chint, Schneider, SMA, Solar Edge, Sungrow and Solectria inverters with new manufacturers being added constantly.  “Designed for quick, reliable, problem-free rooftop installations, the PowerRack ships flat to the jobsite and adjusts quickly to the desired angle. It can be installed on the rooftop in less that 10 minutes , said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.”

The IPR-AL is fabricated of aluminium for durability in all climate zones and is adjustable to 15, 20, 25 or 30 degrees to ensure minimal shading to PV arrays. The PowerRack can also be provided with optional ballast trays for use on membrane roofs.

Bentek can pre-integrate inverters and the PowerRack together in its ISO 9001 certified factory and ship the directly to the jobsite as as a Bentek PowerSkid. Bentek PowerRacks and PowerSkids, when installed within 10 feet of the PV array, help facilitate NEC 2014 Rapid Shutdown code compliance while saving the customer time and money by simplifying the installation.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek products that will be displayed at SPI in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th in booth #1223, please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications. Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek Introduces New Arc Fault Combiner That Will Be Displayed at SPI Las Vegas

Bentek, with over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces, announces it will display several new Balance of System products in booth #1223 at the Solar Power International exhibition and conference in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th.

Bentek 1000VDC AF2 Arc Fault Circuit Interruption String Combiner

Arc Fault Combiner Bentek introduces its 2nd generation 1000VDC AFCI string combiner with industry leading string-level Arc-Fault Detection technology (1 sensor per input) that virtually eliminates nuisance trips and resultant truck rolls. “This alone will save our customers thousands of dollars per project during commissioning and O&M phases”, said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

The Bentek AF2 enables systems to be in compliance with NEC 2011 & 2014 690.11 while allowing designers to retain central inverter system array architecture. The AF2 utilizes a reliable UL98B listed trippable load-break disconnect switch in place of a typical contactor.  The switch functions as a manual isolation switch and trips automatically when arc faults are detected. There is no auxiliary power supply required since each AF2 has a DC-DC Power Supply self-powered from the DC array. The Bentek AF2 can also be ordered with an optional AC based power supply that supports a rapid shutdown function that helps commercial systems meet NEC 690.12 code compliance.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek products that will be displayed at SPI in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th in booth #1223, please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications. Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

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Bentek Introduces New 1500VDC Utility-Scale (UTS) Combiner And Bentek Disconnect That Will Be Displayed At SPI Las Vegas

Bentek, with over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience in a broad range of both AC and DC OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV marketplaces, announces it will display several new Balance of System products in booth #1223 at the Solar Power International exhibition and conference in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th.

1500VDC Utility-Scale (UTS) Combiner Bentek will introduce a new family of utility-scale (UTS) 1500VDC products that meet current NEC safety requirements.  “Our customers continue to be faced with a market that demands continued price per watt reductions while maintaining compliance with all electrical code and product safety standards. Project owners and operators want to be assured that the products they are purchasing are 100% compatible with each together and with all other system components. Our new 1500VDC products achieve all these objectives”, said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 String Combiners

Bentek introduces its 2nd generation 1500VDC integrated disconnect string combiner. A custom range of load-break rated disconnect switches developed by Bentek for the 1500VDC UTS2 line vastly increases DC collection system design flexibility for project designers and EPCs.

The new Bentek disconnects integrated in the 1500VDC UTS2 combiners are provided in standard commercially available ampacities of 200A, 250A, 320A and 400A. Bentek has expanded on this range to include ampacity ratings of 225A, 275A, 300A, 325A, 350A and 375A.

The new Bentek 1500VDC UTS2 string combiners with expanded ampacity ratings are offered in one standard enclosure size with a variety of options including surge protection, pre-terminated cable whips, conduit fittings and mounting kits.

“The more granular set of ratings will provide up-front value engineering opportunities during the design phase by not restricting customers to procuring “standard” ampacity units. This has the potential to reduce combiner costs by 10 to 15 percent with hundreds of thousands of dollars in project savings as a result” stated John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and VP of Marketing.

 

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek products that will be displayed at SPI in Las Vegas September 12th through the 15th in booth #1223, please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

About Bentek

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in engineered electromechanical and power distribution solutions for industrial applications. Bentek designs and manufactures products such as power distribution equipment, wiring harnesses, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.