Solar power connectors offer bankability at Clean Energy Live

24th August 2016
Anna Flockett

The Clean Energy Live exhibition in Birmingham this October will see Multi-Contact highlighting its MC4 solar power connector system. Offering the bankability needed for today's PV projects, the pioneering company has almost 20 years' experience in this field and its brand-leading connectors have been installed in 120GW of PV systems worldwide.

The globally certified MC4 connector range consists of the MC4-EVO 2, which minimises power losses thanks to its exceptionally high current carrying capacity of up to 69A. A high voltage rating of up to 1500VDC also means that longer series strings can be used in PV arrays on large-scale solar projects.

Suitable for cable cross-sections between 4and 10mm2 (12-8AWG), the highly reliable connector has a polyamide casing with improved impact resistance and enhanced sealing. Ammonia and salt spray resistance also enables operation in harsh environments.

Also on show will be the MC4-EVO AC, a three-pole AC connector for use with micro or nano PV inverters. Designed for module and string level applications, its low profile allows it to fit within the panel framework, enabling modules to be stacked without the use of spacers.

With a current carrying capacity of up to 32A, it has a rated voltage of 600 and 400VAC (IEC). Accepted cable cross-sections range from 1.5-4mm2.

Clean Energy Live, which now incorporates the Solar Energy UK exhibition, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 4th to 6th October 2016, and the Multi-Contact stand is G10.

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