Remee Wire & Cable has introduced its new line of Renewable Energy Cables, specially designed to meet the needs of wind and solar energy operations.
This new line of low voltage Renewable Energy Cables includes the following broad selection:
PV (Photovoltaic) Cable – XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene) insulation, 600V – 2000V, aluminium (1/0 AWG to 1000kcmil), copper (#12 AWG to 1000kcmil), stranded. UL 4703. RoHS compliant.
Ground Wire – Bare copper (#12 AWG to 1000kcmil), meets ASTM B1, ASTM B2, ASTM B3, ASTM B8 or ASTM B33 standards. Copper clad steel (CCS 30% or 40% Conductivity; #2 AWG to 4/0 AWG), meets ASTM B193, ASTM B227, ASTM B228, ASTM B452 or ASTM B910 standards.
Fibre Optic Cable – Single Mode, 12 to 96 fibres, RoHS compliant.
Control / Motor Tracker Cable – Stranded copper conductor (#18 AWG to #6 AWG), CPE/PVC jacket. UL 2277. RoHS compliant.
Harnesses – PV cable with XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene) insulation, pre-terminated in coils or on reels, cut-to-length (up to 12 strings) with choice of connectors.
All products are made in the USA.
These cables can be used in many applications required by photovoltaic systems, such as motor tracker cable for directional control of single axis or dual axis solar panels. Solar panels utilise copper PV wires which are strung together, resulting in a positive and negative PV cable at the end of the rows. Copper PV harnesses, or strings, carry the power generated from each row to the combiner box (input), which is then carried by aluminium PV cables (output) to the inverter, which converts DC current to AC current. The inverter is then connected to a transformer to step up the voltage (low to medium), where it ultimately terminates at the substation. Fibre optic cable is used for communication between motors and blocks of solar panels to a final data and/or MET station.
Wind turbine towers contain Renewable Energy Cables, particularly various types of Multi and Single Conductor Cables, including instrumentation, control and power cables, which are connected to transformers located within the nacelle or the base of the tower. The nacelle also utilises all three types of cables.
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