The Lieberose solar farm, in Brandenburg, developed by First Solar and juwi and recorded as the second biggest in the world, will now receive 53MW of output using special cables supplied by Leoni. The 1,000km of cable will carry the current from about 700,000 solar modules.
The BETAflam solar cable used is double insulated, halogen-free and suitably robust. It is also flame retardant as well as resistant to UV, ozone, hydrolysis and hot and cold temperatures ranging from -40 to +120 °C. The cable is also the first that can be universally utilised in both Europe and America for installation in PV systems because it is approved by both the TÜV and the American Underwriters Laboratories.
Marc Ziegler, purchasing coordinator of juwi Solar says that Leoni’s cable is extremely weather resistant and has an expected life of at least 150,000 operating hours, which allows it to be used for more than 30 years.
“We are experiencing growing demand for our products and services in the area of renewable energy. There is call especially for our technological knowledge, global footprint and ability to supply cables and cable systems on a just-in-time basis,” said Dr Klaus Probst, President and CEO of Leoni AG.
Leoni will present its products, services and references at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, which takes place from 21 to 24 September in Hamburg’s CCH Congress Center, on Stand 68 in Hall B6.