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

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 or visit


Inverter racking helps meet NEC Requirements

NEC 2014 section 690.12 requires that inverters must be installed within 10 ft of the solar array to meet rapid shutdown requirements. Inverters must also be elevated to meet new fire safety codes. The easiest way to achieve this is to mount inverters on racking, but since manufacturing these isn’t in the realm of most inverter manufacturers’ specialties, third-party companies are stepping up to offer a standard solution.
For example, Bentek offers the PowerRack, an inverter rack that comes in steel or aluminum and works with most three-phase inverters including models from ABB, Advanced Energy, Chint Power Systems, Fronius, Schneider Electric, SMA America, SolarEdge, Solectria Renewables and SunGrow. Read Inverter racking helps meet NEC Requirements in Solar Power World Magazine.