As the world increasingly relies on clean, renewable energy sources, solar power has proven to be a smart choice for the future. Recent advances in panel design and manufacturing have significantly reduced costs and increased power output, helping solar producers take meaningful steps toward cost parity with conventional power generation. Lower panel costs are only one part of minimizing the cost equation. The other part is BoP (Balance of Plant) and installation. Panduit is leading the way in four key areas to help solar energy producers meet their goals for lower power generation costs.
1. Reduce Installation Time
Taking time out of the installation process is a great benefit, helping you meet construction schedules and achieving successful ROI goals for an installation. Select Panduit solutions are known for patented, time-saving features that reduce the required number of installation steps. Our cable ties and power connectors are easier for electricians to install. Our direct burial grounding connectors can be installed in all weather conditions. Panduit products are engineered with specialty materials and coatings or in sizes to meet demanding construction codes and various safety standards required around the world.
2. Longer Operating Life
To successfully compete with the cost/kW of conventional power generation, solar facilities need to deliver uninterrupted and sustained power. To minimize unexpected or premature field failures, Panduit solutions for the solar industry are rated for UV compatibility. The combination of our engineering and manufacturing expertise results in products that deliver optimized product life spans.
3. Harsh Environment Applications
High maintenance costs can have a measurable impact on the profitability of a solar energy facility. As part of our product development process, Panduit conducts extensive testing to measure product performance and durability in high wind, high vibration situations where intense UV exposure, extreme temperatures, or corrosive agents are present. Panduit understands the operating demands placed on solar installations and develops products that will endure harsh environment applications.
4. The Value of Partnership
With Panduit as a partner, companies have the confidence of knowing that an entire team of knowledgeable professionals is available to provide a complete solution. Product experts help customers “get the spec right” and avoid costly reliability and maintenance issues from arising down the road. Local support experts are available to provide the highest levels of service. And Panduit engineers are available to assist with application-specific challenges or custom-engineered solutions. As customer needs and solar technologies evolve, Panduit is prepared for tomorrow, investing a minimum of 8% of net sales annually in R&D. It is our commitment to be at the forefront of the next generation of technology for solar solutions.