Bentek in the News

Celebrating 30 Years in business

SAN JOSE, California, January 2015 – Bentek Corporation, a recognized leader in power distribution solutions has marked the occasion of their 30th year in business. Since opening its doors in 1985, Bentek’s products and services have become an integral part of the nation’s electromechanical and power distribution solutions.

Founded in 1985, Bentek Corporation began by providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, and logistics services for the semiconductor equipment industry. We continue to specialize in the design and manufacture of electromechanical and power distribution solutions for high-tech and industrial markets.

In 2009 Bentek expanded its offerings with the creation of their Solar Products division. Bentek Solar provides a wide range of Balance of System (BOS) equipment including combiners, recombiners, safety systems, cables, harnesses, and accessories for the residential, commercial, and utility markets.

team-mitch-150x225President and CEO, Mitch Schoch:  “Bentek is committed to a long standing tradition of building quality products through service and innovation. We are excited about our great new products and building further on long term relationships with our customers.”

Bentek is committed to providing quality products and services through innovation and the development of processes, procedures and continuous improvement all the while maintaining the customer’s needs, expectations, and satisfaction as our barometer of success.

For a copy of the press release please click here: Press Release

Bentek article in SolarPro Mag Jan 2015

Bentek Rapid Shutdown System Featured in Solar Pro Magazine

Bentek designed this Rapid Shutdown System for PV systems deployed using string inverters. A single Rapid Shutdown Controller can control up to four 2 or 3 string Rapid Shutdown Modules.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek Inverter Rapid Shutdown System, please contact us today!

 

 

PowerRack-AL w/ Shield

Bentek Begins Shipment of NEC 2014 690.12 Rapid Shutdown Compliant Universal PowerRack-AL

SAN JOSE, CA ― January 2015, Bentek, a manufacturer of a broad range of OEM power distribution products for the residential, commercial and utility-scale marketplaces, has begun shipment of the Bentek Commercial PV PowerRack-AL for three-phase inverters.

“Bentek is pleased to begin shipping our new three-phase commercial Inverter PowerRack-AL,” said John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and Marketing for Bentek. “The PowerRack-AL is a cost effective, easy-to-install racking solution for three-phase commercial inverters.”

The universal PowerRack-AL provides a common design that fits ABB, Advanced Energy, Chint, Schneider, SMA, Solar Edge, SolarMax and Solectria three-phase inverters. The PowerRack-AL is adjustable from flat to 15, 20, 25 30 degrees to ensure minimal shading to PV panels and maximium inverter performance. The PowerRack-AL also has optional PE rated ballasted feet that can be used for high wind areas. These features insure a reliable, easy to install product that will meet or exceed local codes.

The Bentek Inverter PowerRack-AL can be shipped directly to any commercial jobsite where three-phase inverters can be integrated and installed on commercial rooftops. Bentek also can integrate commercial three-phase inverters and Bentek AC disconnects in its ISO 9001:2008 factory and ship the Bentek Inverter PowerSkid directly to the commercial jobsite. Bentek PowerSkids, when installed within 10 feet of the PV array, allow for NEC 2014 section 690.12 Rapid Shutdown code compliance while saving the customer time and money in simplifying the installation.

For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek Inverter PV PowerRacks and PowerSkids, 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 Announces General Availability of Its NEC 2014 Rapid Shutdown and PowerRack Family of Products

Bentek announces general availability of the Bentek NEC 2014 Rapid Shutdown and commercial three-phase inverter PowerRacks, PowerSkids and PowerShields.

“Bentek is pleased to announce that it has shipped more than 20MW of our three-phase commercial Inverter PowerRacks, PowerSkids and PowerShields over the last 90 days,’ said John H Buckley Executive Sales and Marketing for Bentek. “The product is now being released for general availabilty.  The PowerRack is a flexible innovative racking solution for commercial three-phase decentralized inverters.”

The PowerRack provides PV installers with a cost effective way to install three-phase inverters within 10 feet of the PV array complying with NEC 2014 section 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements. The PowerRack provides a common design that fits ABB, Advanced Energy, Chint, Fronius, Schneider, SMA, Solar Edge, SolarMax and Solectria three-phase inverters. The Bentek Inverter PowerRacks can be shipped directly to any commercial job site where three-phase inverters can be integrated and installed on commercial rooftops.  Bentek also integrates commercial three-phase inverters and Bentek AC disconnects in its ISO 9001:2008 factory and ships the Bentek Inverter PowerSkid directly to the commercial job site. Bentek PowerShields are easily mounted on either the PowerRack or PowerSkid, and provide environmental protection and heat deration protection for three-phase inverters.”

For more information about the capabilities on the Bentek Inverter PV PowerRacks and PowerSkids and PowerShields please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.BentekSolar.com.

Bentek at SPI 2014

Bentek to Exhibit New NEC 2014 Rapid Shutdown Solutions at SPI Las Vegas

Bentek will exhibit in Booth #360 at Solar Power International (SPI), scheduled to take place Oct. 20-23, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bentek will introduce several new UL listed solutions that enable string inverter compliance with the NEC 2014 rapid shutdown requirements.Company representatives will showcase the following equipment: the Rapid Shutdown System (RSS), PowerRack and PowerShield, PowerSkid with integrated inverter, DC connection unit, and Bentek AC Disconnect and AC PowerBUSS. The Bentek RSS solution provides the PV marketplace with a universal design that is compitible with any inverter type. The PowerRack has been optimized for string inverters from ABB, Advanced Energy, Chint Power Systems, Fronius, Schneider, SMA, SolarMax and Solectria.

Bentek Rapid Shutdown Module (RSM)Bentek Rapid Shutdown Controller (RSC)The patent pending Bentek Residential and Commericial Rapid Shutdown System (RSS) is a complete stand-alone solution that is highly cost effective and easy to install. It includes two components; the Rapid Shutdown Controller (RSC) installed at the service entrance and a Rapid Shutdown Module (RSM) installed at the array.

Bentek PowerRack and ShieldThe Bentek PowerRack and PowerShield provide installers with an easy, cost effective way to install three-phase string inverters directly on flat commercial rooftops at the edge of the PV array, meeting the requirements of NEC 690.12.

The Bentek PowerSkid is a PowerRack with fully integrated three-phase inverter, Bentek AC disconnect and other accessories.

The Bentek AC PowerBUSS combines the AC output of three-phase string inverters and provides overcurrent protection and disconnecting means prior to the service panel. The AC PowerBUSS can be integrated with a Bentek PowerRack and installed on flat commericial rooftops next to the three-phase inverters.

For more information about Bentek’s entire suite  of PV solutions, stop by Booth #360 at SPI in Las Vegas, call Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.

MDSS

Bentek Solar receives patent for the Multiple Disconnect Safety System (MDSS)

Bentek Solar, manufacturer of a broad range of products connecting PV panels to inverters worldwide for the residential, commercial and utility-scale marketplaces,  has received a patent for the Bentek Multiple Disconnect Safety System (MDSS) patent number 8,687,348.

“Bentek Solar continues to add to its patent portfolio with the MDSS,” said John H Buckley, Executive Sales and Marketing for Bentek Solar. “Over the last several years the MDSS has provided significant benefits in labor, materials, time and economy of space.  This has resulted in a  30 percent savings in total costs for several utility-scale and commercial PV projects while meeting NEC 2011 disconnect code requirements.”

MDSS product features include:

– From three to 10 integrated load-break disconnects

per MDSS

– Multiple 100A, 200A,250A and 400A load-break disconnects into one MDSS

– 600VDC or 1000VDC disconnects

– Disconnect handles mounted internally on a dead front or externally

– Bentek zone current monitoring

For more information about the capabilities of the MDSS and the patent it has received, please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or on the web at  www.BentekSolar.com.

bipolar recombiner

Bentek Solar and Advanced Energy Partner to Deliver New Bundled Recombiner and Inverter Solution to Meet NEC 2011 Requirements

“Bentek has been shipping the bipolar circuit breaker recombiner into the marketplace in support of Advanced Energy inverters for more than two years and is known as the leader in circuit breaker recombiner solutions,” said John H. Buckley, executive sales and marketing for Bentek Solar. “This new partnership with Advanced Energy provides a one-stop solution to meet NEC 2011 code requirements in a simple, cost-effective and convenient manner for our mutual customers.”

The AE 500NX-600V inverter has a true 97.5 to 98 percent weighted efficiency without carve-outs for auxiliary power or other adjustments, enabling a greater and quicker return on investment. With fleet availability in excess of 99 percent and AE’s extensive O&M service protecting investments over the course of the lifetime of a system, energy harvest also is maximized.

“We’re proud to have been selected as the inverter partner of choice for Bentek Solar’s bipolar circuit breaker recombiner, especially given the company’s expertise in the recombiner market segment,” said Steve Levy, Advanced Energy vice president of Americas’ sales. “This bundled package offers developers and system owners a streamlined solution that will deliver the performance, durability and reliability necessary for long-term return on investment.”

For more information about the capabilities and pricing of the Advanced Energy and Bentek bipolar NEC 2011 bundled solution please contact your local Advanced Energy office or contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or on the web at  www.BentekSolar.com.

Bentek PV Commercial PowerRack and PowerSkid

Bentek and SMA partner to begin shipments of Bentek PV Commercial PowerRacks and PowerSkids with SMA Sunny Tripower Inverters

“Bentek is pleased to begin shipping our new three-phase commercial Inverter PowerRacks and PowerSkids,” said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and Marketing for Bentek. “The PowerRack is an innovative racking solution for three-phase commercial decentralized inverters, such as the SMA Sunny Tripower.  Bentek Inverter PowerRacks can be shipped directly to any commercial jobsite where three-phase inverters can be integrated and installed on commercial rooftops.  Bentek also can integrate commercial three-phase inverters and Bentek AC disconnects in its ISO 9001:2008 factory and ship the Bentek Inverter PowerSkid directly to the commercial jobsite. Bentek PowerSkids, when installed within 10 feet of the PV array, allow for NEC 2014 section 690.12 Rapid Shutdown code compliance while saving the customer time and money in simplifying the installation.”

“The Bentek Commercial Inverter PowerSkid with integrated SMA Sunny Tripower inverter is a powerful combination for commercial PV projects,” said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and president of SMA Canada “We are pleased to partner with Bentek on this innovative solution, which leads to greater efficiency and reduced installation time and costs for business owners.”

For more information about the capabilities on the Bentek Inverter PV PowerRacks and PowerSkids please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.BentekSolar.com.

FDSS

Bentek Solar Begins Shipments of the Second Generation Fused Disconnect Safety System (FDSS)

Bentek Solar continues to add to its  broad range of residential, commercial and utility-scale safety systems with the new 1000VDC Utility-Scale FDSS 2. The FDSS 2 builds on the success of the FDSS 1 by providing customers with up to 24 inputs with a total system capacity of 4800 Amps.The FDSS 2 also complies with the NEC 2011 disconnect requirements ensuring customers safeaccess to service inverter fuses,” said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and Marketing for Bentek Solar.

The FDSS 2 provides:

• Recombining of up to 24 1000VDC inputs into one common bus ouput

• Visible blade disconnect for an extra level of safety for all incomming PV arrays

• Common output hardbuss bar for easy installation with utility-scale inverters.

• Bentek Zone current monitoring

• Optional heater and ventilation systems for cold variable climates

For more information about the capabilities on the FDSS 2 please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.BentekSolar.com.

Borrego Solar and Bentek Solar Extend Solar Supply Agreement with new Breaker Universal Safety System (BUSS)

Bentek Solar and Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading financier, designer and integrator of commercial PV solar systems, today announced the extension of their supply agreement and first customer shipments of the Bentek Breaker Universal Safety System (BUSS) and ungrounded string combiners.