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 has received orders that exceed 100MW for its new 1500VDC line of UTS integrated disconnect string combiners. This product line is UL listed to UL1741 as well as CSA C22.2 No. 290-15 for systems in Canada.
“The 1500VDC UTS string combiners are highly configurable combiners designed and manufactured for utility-scale projects. They come with a broad range of standard features including UL 98B disconnect switches with multiple ampacity ratings, generous output cable size ranges with industry standard termination hardware spacings, NEMA Type 4 enclosures and Lock Out/ Tag Out functionality.” stated John H. Buckley, Executive of Sales and Marketing for Bentek.
“In additon Bentek offers optional features commonly required in utility-scale PV project specifications including surge protection, fiberglass or stainless steel enclosures and breather vents. Our offerings are meant to reduce labor time at the project site and improve an EPC’s critical path schedule. We regularly provide mounting kits for either posts or piles, pre-terminated cable whip assemblies and pre-fabricated cable harness assemblies for use in fixed-tilt or tracker systems.
John Buckley went on to say, “Our highly configurable cable harness solutions complement the combiner box line and are available in 1500VDC ratings utilizing any commercially available 1500VDC module connector. When complete cable harness assemblies are integrated directly with the combiners in our ISO 9001 certified facility, combined materials savings of up to 20% can be realized with projected site labor savings of up to 40% for cable installation.”
“With over 7GW of installed products including more than 60,000 string combiners shipped to date, we are extremely pleased with customer acceptance of the new 1500VDC UTS product line. Bentek continues to see strong demand for all balance of system PV products having achieved record shipments in the first quarter of 2016. The new Bentek UTS combiners will continue to support the needs of our customers as they transition to 1500VDC system designs.“ stated Mitch Schoch, President and CEO of Bentek.
For more information about the capabilities of the Bentek UL listed 1500VDC UTS String Combiners please contact Bentek at 1-866-505-0303 or visit www.Bentek.com.
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.