With growing focus on the balance of system costs as solar module margins bump along the bottom, Cooper Industries is exhibiting its integrated solar mounting and wiring, power management, and circuit management and protection solutions at Intersolar North America, Booth #7722. Cooper Industries, subsidiary, Cooper B-Line is showcasing also showcasing its versatile ‘ARISTA’ Monolithic Solar Mounting System for solar PV commercial rooftop applications as well as its new EnviroShield Type 3R Wireway System.
In the BOS segment, Cooper Bussmann is exhibiting several new products, including its Lightning Current and Two Module Surge Arrester for PV installations. With encapsulated spark-gap technology, the lightning current arrester provides protection of the PV cells, strings, arrays and inverters in case of direct or indirect lightning currents and is rated to SPD Class I according to IEC 61643-1.
The prewired combined lightning current and surge arrester is for use in photovoltaic installations up to 1000V UCPV.
Also, on display for Cooper Bussmann will be the new 1500Vdc Photovoltaic Fuses, which are claimed to have the highest single rating ever achieved by a fuse manufacturer in this package size. The new line is claimed to represents a breakthrough in fuse design and performance. Selected fuses are UL and CCC accredited to support a global application design.
The ‘ARISTA’ Monolithic Solar Mounting System, from Cooper B-Line is claimed to offer several key advantages including decreased installation and labour cost, high flexibility to support wide-ranging project needs, and building code compliance in both the United States and Canada.
The ARISTA Monolithic Racking System is designed with a limited number of components and features pre-assembled fittings, which yield significant installation time and labour savings while being able to handle both portrait and landscape panel mounting and accommodates virtually any PV panel size.
Its EnviroShield Type 3R Wireway System is said to be the industry's first quick-connecting, code-compliant Type 3R cable management system for outdoor commercial, industrial PV applications. The system features removable covers and a lay-in design to ease cable installation, and Cooper B-Line's patented ‘quick-connect’ feature eliminates the need for loose hardware.