The use of photovoltaics has been an essential part of renewable energies for years. It reliably makes a major contribution to the energy turnaround in order to successfully solve the challenges posed by climate change. Photovoltaics is widely used, from large-scale systems by energy suppliers to systems for single-family homes.
What special requirements must conductors and cables in PV systems meet?
Modern PV systems generate significantly higher outputs than just a few years ago. The high system voltage requires more powerful lines and components. A PV system is usually in operation for 20 years or more. Wires and cables must, therefore, be made of durable and high-quality material. They are constantly exposed to wind and weather. For reliable performance, their components must, therefore, be particularly weatherproof against heat, wind, and frost. Also, make sure they are rodent proof.
To exploit the full potential of energy supply, the relatively young industry is working with new technologies and applications such as organic photovoltaics (OPV). The requirements of the photovoltaic industry for cabling solutions range from large, robust underground cables for power plants to filigree connection technology for the flexible modules of the OPV.
Why LAPP products for the PV system?
We are constantly developing our products and solutions further: the longest possible durability, robustness or extreme flexibility are a matter of course for us. Thanks to special sheathing materials, LAPP solar cables are not only flame-retardant and halogen-free, but also resistant to ozone and UV. Our solar cables and solar plugs withstand even extreme weather conditions such as heat, wind, and frost and are therefore perfectly suited for use in your outdoor installations.
In close cooperation with users, the German TÜV and the North American UL Approval Institute, a large number of tests and performance tests have been carried out with our ÖLFLEX® cables, solar cables, SKINTOP® cable glands, and EPIC® solar connectors. In this way, we can guarantee our quality standard. Our products are ready for use worldwide and of course, RoHS compliant.
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