Bentek Expands Cable Harness Capacity in New Solar Manufacturing Facility

Bentek Expands Cable Harness Capacity in New Solar Manufacturing Facility

SAN JOSE, CA ― June 2015 Bentek, the leader in manufacturing a broad range of solar OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale marketplaces, has increased its cable harness capacity at its new San Jose California manufacturing facility to meet growing customer demand. Bentek has shipped more than 35,000 string combiners with more than 15 million feet of cable harnesses and whips into 5GW of commercial and utility-scale projects.

John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and Marketing for Bentek commented, “Bentek has been providing complex cable harness assemblies to some of the largest OEM customers in the Silicon Valley for the last 30 years. Coupling Bentek PV cable harness manufacturing with Bentek string combiners leverages those 30 years of experience. As we continue to see Bentek PV cable harness and Bentek string combiner demand grow, Bentek will continue to add capacity to meet customer demand.”

For more information about Bentek’s Construction Prefabrication Services, please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit https://www.bentek.com/solar-products/harness-cable.

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 wiring harnesses, electrical combiner boxes, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

Bentek PowerRack w/Integrated 3-Phase String Inverters Installed by Vista Solar in Capitola, CA

Bentek’s Inverter PowerRacks Gaining Customer Acceptance

SAN JOSE, CA ― June 2015 Bentek, a manufacturer of OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV markets, continues to see Bentek PowerRacks gaining customer acceptance on U.S. solar projects. The PowerRack has recently been chosen by Vista Solar, a leading Bay Area PV integrator, for a few rooftop installations.

Bentek PowerRack w/Integrated 3-Phase String Inverters Installed by Vista Solar in Capitola, CA
Figure 1: Bentek PowerRack w/Integrated 3-Phase String Inverters Installed by Vista Solar in Capitola, CA

“We’ve used Bentek PowerRacks on some of our rooftop projects,” said Sam Kim, Sales Design Engineer at Vista Solar. “They have a very clean design and save time when working on commerical jobs. They can be mounted side-by-side to create a bank or individually throughout the array. ”

“We are pleased to see top commercial installers like Vista Solar utilizing the Inverter PowerRack,” said John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and Marketing for Bentek. “Vista Solar is known for high-quality installations, and Bentek is proud to have our PowerRack featured on their projects.”

The PowerRack provides installers the flexibility to install inverters within 10 feet of the array while facilitating compliance with NEC 2014 requirements. The PowerRack supports three-phase inverters from ABB, Advanced Energy, Chint, Schneider, SMA, Solar Edge, SolarMax and Solectria.

Bentek also ships Inverter PowerSkids (PowerRacks fully-integrated with three-phase string inverters & Bentek AC Disconnects) directly to jobsites from its ISO 9001:2008 factory. Bentek offers optional PowerShields that easily mount on the PowerRack or PowerSkid, providing environmental and heat deration protection for the inverter.

PowerRack AL Shield by Bentek
Figure 2: Bentek PowerRack-AL with Bentek PowerShield

For more information about the Bentek Inverter PowerRack, 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 wiring harnesses, electrical combiner boxes, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets. Bentek is an ISO certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

                                                                                            
Bentek Solar Utility-Scale AC Recombiner

Bentek Continues to Expand AC Product Line with New Utility-Scale AC Recombiner

SAN JOSE, CA ― May 2015 ― Bentek Solar, a manufacturer of a broad range of products connecting PV panels to inverters worldwide for the residential, commercial and utility-scale marketplaces, announces that it has further expanded the Bentek AC product line. The newly designed AC Recombiner has been engineered in partnership with Advanced Energy Industries to support utility-scale AE 1000NX inverters.

“The Bentek AC Recombiner is a free-standing unit that provides a means of combining the three-phase output circuits from one to three AE 1000NX inverters,” said John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and Marketing, Bentek Solar. “It is installed in the circuit path between the inverters and the transformer supplied with the system. The output circuits from up to three inverters can be connected to the Bentek AC Recombiner. Each input on the Bentek AC Recombiner supports the connection of one inverter. In the case of a fault or failure with one or more of the inverters, the Bentek AC Recombiner allows continued operation of the rest of the connected units. Each inverter output circuit connected to the Bentek AC Recombiner has overcurrent protection in the form of parallel fuse pairs. The fuse ratings have been selected based on safety and National Electric Code (NEC) requirements.”

“AE is excited to collaborate with Bentek and bring this cost optimization solution to the market,” said Norbert Apfel, Senior Vice President of Inverter Products at Advanced Energy. “One major benefit of this solution is that it enables larger block sizes, up to 3 MW, allowing the customer to reduce AC collection system costs and optimize installation costs – such as reduced foundations and crane picks. This is enabled by the ±1000 VDC topology of the AE 1000NX inverter, allowing for larger block sizes without oversizing DC homerun conductor gauges versus comparable monopolar applications.”

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek Inverter RSS with the integrated Power Econimizer, 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 wiring harnesses, electrical combiner boxes, and custom OEM assemblies for the solar energy and semiconductor markets.  Bentek is an ISO certified company. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail SolarSales@bentek.com or visit www.Bentek.com.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, precision power conversion solutions. Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more information, visit www.advanced-energy.com.