Ultimate Lightning Surge Protection for PV Systems



The remote locations, exposed surface areas and extensive layouts of solar power plants put them at high risk of damage from the elements, particularly electrical storms. A significant concern for photovoltaic (PV) power plant operators is equipment damage caused by direct or indirect lightning strikes. Damage from these events can bring a PV installation offline for days or perhaps weeks, resulting in power interruption and revenue losses. To avoid the destructive effects of lightning strikes, overvoltage protection must be installed at the inverter and at various other locations in the PV facility.

Raycap’s Strikesorb, PV ProTec, and RayDat product lines are based on cutting-edge surge technologies that eliminate many common failures seen in PV installations. In addition the ProSMS 8 string monitoring solution can quickly detect reverse current flowing back into strings and will reliably monitor solar energy yields to minimize energy losses by providing more accurate data. The ProSMS 8 can help increase the lifetime of a PV system by effectively managing and identifying potentially bad contacts or arcing issues before they become problems. Contact Raycap today for more information about our surge protection and monitoring solutions for photovoltaic systems.

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