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15th September 2015
Bentek to exhibit utility-scale PV products

Bentek will exhibit in Booth #3314 at Solar Power International (SPI), scheduled to take place 14th - 17th September, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Bentek will introduce several new Electrical Balance Of System (EBOS) solutions for the residential, commercial and utility-scale PV market.

15th July 2015
Bentek adds second manufacturing shift to meet customer demand

Bentek has increased its manufacturing capacity by adding a second shift at its San Jose, California manufacturing facility. The second shift has been added in response to growing customer demand. Bentek has shipped more than 35,000 string combiners with more than 15m feet of cable harnesses and whips into 5GW of commercial and utility-scale projects.

10th June 2015
Solar power racks continue to gain customer acceptance

Bentek continues to see its PowerRacks gaining customer acceptance on U.S. solar projects. The PowerRack has recently been chosen by Vista Solar for a few rooftop installations. The rack provides installers the flexibility to install inverters within 10 feet of the array while facilitating compliance with NEC 2014 requirements.

4th June 2015
AC recombiner designed for AE 1000NX inverters

  Bentek Solar has announced that it has further expanded the Bentek AC product line. The AC recombiner has been engineered in partnership with Advanced Energy Industries to support utility-scale AE 1000NX inverters.

14th May 2015
Economiser PCBA reduces RSS power consumption by 50%

Bentek has successfully integrated its Power Economiser into the company's residential Rapid Shutdown System (RSS). The Bentek RSS is a cost-effective, easy-to-install universal standalone solution, that has been tested and approved by residential string inverter manufactures and installers worldwide.

16th January 2015
Easy-to-install racks for PV three-phase inverters

Bentek has begun shipment of the Bentek Commercial PV PowerRack-AL for three-phase 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.

5th January 2015
Rapid shutdown for PV arrays receives UL listing

Bentek has announced that it has received UL 1741 listing on its Residential Rapid Shutdown System (RSS). RSS enables string inverter compliance with the NEC 2014 690.12 rapid shutdown requirements. The Bentek Residential RSS is a complete, cost effective, easy to install, stand-alone solution.

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10th October 2014
UL listed solutions prepared for Solar Power show

Bentek is preparing a raft of new UL listed solutions that enable string inverter compliance with the NEC 2014 rapid shutdown requirements for the Solar Power International exhibition in Las Vegas (Oct 20-23). The patent pending Bentek Residential and Commercial Rapid Shutdown System (RSS) is a complete stand-alone solution that is highly cost effective and easy to install.

18th September 2014
Mounting structure for inverters complies with NEC 2014

The PowerRack, a mounting structure for inverters, has been released by Bentek. Complying with NEC 2014 section 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements, the PowerRack provides PV installers with a cost effective way to install three-phase inverters within 10 feet of the PV array. 

14th October 2013
Bentek Solar debuts Utility Scale PV products at SPI

Bentek Solar will exhibit in Booth #4025 at Solar Power International, scheduled to take place October 21-24, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Company representatives will showcase Bentek’s latest offerings for utility-scale and large commercial solar power plants, including the Utility Scale Combiner and Breaker Universal Safety System.

14th October 2013
Bentek Solar announces new utility scale combiner

Bentek Solar introduces the new Utility Scale Series of integrated disconnect string combiner products. UTS is designed to meet the rigorous demands of premier commercial and utility-scale power plant designers and installers, while reducing levelized cost of energy.

2nd July 2013
Borrego Solar and Bentek Solar Extend Solar Supply Agreement with new Breaker Universal Safety System

Bentek Solar and Borrego Solar Systems today announced the extension of their supply agreement and first customer shipments of the Bentek Breaker Universal Safety System and ungrounded string combiners.

23rd May 2013
Bentek Solar Ships More than 100MW of Its New 1000VDC Utility-Scale Breaker Universal Safety System (BUSS)

Bentek Solar announces that it has shipped more than 100MW of the new Breaker Universal Safety Systems since its recent March 2013 introduction. Bentek is a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries.

12th March 2013
Bentek Solar Is Now Shipping Its New 1000VDC Utility-Scale BUSS

Bentek Solar announces that it has begun shipping its new Breaker Universal Safety System. The new Bentek BUSS is designed to work with almost any inverter. It is highly configurable, allowing up to 14 1000VDC 100 percent rated circuit breakers that provide over current protection along with NEC 2011 compliant individual disconnects and zone current monitoring.

2nd January 2013
Bentek Solar Awarded a Contract to Support the 170MW Utility-Scale Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project

Bentek Solar will supply 170MW of 1000VDC Ungrounded String Combiners and Cable Harnesses for the Centinela Solar Energy Facility project located in Calexico, CA. Shipments are scheduled to begin in early 2013 and will extend throughout the year.

3rd October 2012
Bentek Solar Introduces PV 101 MDSS for Safety and Code Compliance

Bentek Solar announces that its MDSS is a cost-effective means for providing safety and code compliance for PV installations. The MDSS contains a bank of load-break disconnects in a compact, free-standing cabinet. Typically, the MDSS is installed next to the inverter and provides the safety and arc flash reduction that is needed in all photovoltaic systems, solving a critical safety issue that is commonly overlooked. The MDSS provides code-compli...

25th January 2012
Bentek Solar Announces 25 MW UTS Solar Product Supply Agreement with Signal Energy

Bentek Solar announces a 25 MW supply agreement with Signal Energy, a major UTS, design/build general contractor for the North American renewable energy industry. Bentek Solar will supply Signal Energy with UTS combiners, re-combiners, disconnect safety systems and accessories for 25 MW of solar projects in the Southwestern United States.

17th January 2012
Borrego Solar and Bentek Solar Renew 25MW Solar Supply Agreement

Bentek Solar and Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. today announced a 25 megawatt (MW) supply agreement. Bentek Solar will supply a range of large scale combiners, re-combiners, disconnect safety systems and accessories to Borrego Solar for use on its PV solar systems.

7th December 2011
Bentek Solar Has Shipped 250MW of Bentek Zone Current Monitoring

Bentek Solar has shipped shipped hundreds of megawatts of Bentek Zone Current Monitoring installed in Bentek re-combiners and disconnect safety systems (MDSS and CBSS) throughout North America. Bentek Zone Current Monitoring is an advanced, highly reliable monitoring system with a networked RS-485 or Ethernet interface running Modbus protocol that allows PV system operators to optimize PV system performance and identify potential PV system perfo...

21st November 2011
Bentek Solar Unveils New Web Site to Showcase Extended Commercial and Utility-Scale Solar Product Line

Bentek Solar introduces its new Web site to showcase its extended line of solar string combiners, re-combiners with Bentek zone current monitoring, solar disconnect safety systems and a range of solar accessories. “Based on the growth and market acceptance for Bentek Solar PV products in both the commercial and utility-scale marketplaces, Bentek has extended its family of solar products to accommodate both the 600VDC and the 1000VDC utility-sca...

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