Renewables

Bentek Solar announces new utility scale combiner

14th October 2013
Nat Bowers

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.

“We have developed and released UTS specifically for utility-scale and large commercial solar power plant applications,” commented Mitch Schoch, CEO at Bentek. “The features and configuration options were designed to provide our customers with the right solution for a range of needs.”

Bentek has tailored the string combiner for utility-scale power plants. Standardized designs reduce configuration exercises and pre-wired options simplify installation, reducing field material and labor costs. UTS is available in grounded, ungrounded and bipolar configurations for use with any power plant design. All versions are ETL listed at both 600VDC and 1000VDC, creating a product line that is universally applicable to both utility-scale and commercial applications. The product line includes options up to 32 input circuits as well as 200A, 250A and 360A load-break disconnects. 90° C output compression lugs allow for either copper or aluminium conductors. As always, Bentek’s strict engineering design rules assure uncompromised safety and reliability, and all units are manufactured in Bentek’s ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in San Jose, CA, ensuring superior quality.

With UTS, customers will benefit from lower project costs while retaining the quality and reliability for which Bentek is known. Bentek will showcase UTS for the first time in Booth #4025 at Solar Power International, scheduled to take place October 21-24, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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