Today, solar technology in the Philippines still revolves around 1000VDC, which is more or less 5 years old already.
However, due to increasing number of foreign investors in Solar projects in the country, this has resulted in a growing demand for the latest developments in Solar technology . With this we had received numerous request from System Integrators, local end users, and electrical contractors for 1500VDC technology.
1500 VDC systems will allows installers to reduce installation time, string size, wire costs etc.
Being a provider for solutions and products in the solar energy area for many years, Phoenix Contact has been keeping abreast on this demand.
The 1500VDC string combiner boxes from Phoenix Contact meet these requirements of collecting and distributing string currents, protecting the individual modules against damage from lightning and surge voltages, and monitoring the performance of the system.
Solar Seminar 2017
We decided to conduct a Solar Seminar featuring Phoenix Contact’s new 1500VDC technology to address this demand. Held recently at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City, Philippines, our speaker highlighted and focused on 1500VDC Technology and its derivative products like our String Combiner box.
If you missed out on our seminar and would like to be informed of future seminars or would like to find out more about Phoenix Contact’s 1500VDC Technology, do leave us your contact using the form below and we will get in touch with you soon.
Photovoltaic (PV) systems are becoming an important source of power in recent years. With the rise of installation of such PV systems, the risks of working with high voltages should not be ignored. In 95% of the installation, the PV panels are connected in series with strings and are capable of generating DC voltages of up to 1000 V. This can result in life-threatening DC voltages as it cannot be disconnected easily on the DC side. Continue reading
Photovoltaic (PV) Monitoring System With Visualisation
The Photovoltaic (PV) monitoring system was designed to monitor the performance of the PV panels’ output versus the temperature on the PV panel. There were two different types of PV panels used for monitoring, namely the mono-crystalline and amorphous silicone (Thin Film). The data that was collected were the DC output and the temperature on the PV panels.
The new VAL-MB product family from Phoenix Contact provides powerful and compact protective devices for photovoltaic applications with generator voltages of up to 1500 V DC. The protective devices are specially adapted to DC application requirements and certified by KEMA.
Longer inlet funnels and higher screw shafts provide additional protection against arcing. The product range includes protective devices for generator voltages of 600 V DC, 1000 V DC and 1500 V DC, as type-1/2 lightning current arresters, as well as pure type 2 surge protection devices. Variants are available with or without remote signaling contact. All protective devices have a short-circuit protection of 2000 A and can also be used in high-altitude plants up to 6000 meters in altitude.
The new Solarcheck monitoring system from Phoenix Contact is a new reliable instrument for monitoring string currents in large-scale photovoltaic installations. The easy-to-integrate system detects losses in power caused by dirty or damaged panels. This enables targeted remedial measures to be taken so as to increase system availability and thus revenues.