Bentek Solar Completes Phase 1 FDSS Shipments for 130MW Utility-Scale Project in Ontario, Canada

SAN JOSE, CA - Bentek Solar, a leading designer and manufacturer of PV products connecting PV panels to inverters worldwide for the commercial and utility-scale marketplaces, announces that it has successfully designed and shipped Phase 1, which includes 70MW of 1000VDC Fused Disconnect Safety Systems (FDSS) with visible blade disconnects into Ontario, Canada that complies with the Canadian Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program. Phase 2, which consists of 60MW of the FDSS, is scheduled to ship in early 2013.

"The FDSS is a breakthrough PV product that provides arc flash reduction along with the first interlocking disconnect system designed to ensure user safety that meets the latest ESA Canadian OESC Rule 36-214 standards for large 1000VDC utility-scale PV installations," said Jim Peplinski, Bentek Solar's Chief Technology Officer.

"The Bentek Solar FDSS is designed for 1000VDC utility-scale PV systems for installation with 1000VDC utility-scale inverters. The FDSS provides a single solution for five key system requirements," said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and Marketing at Bentek Solar.

Five Customer Requirements - One Solution (FDSS)

· Recombining of input circuits or elimination of inverter fuses

· Visible blade disconnects for incoming arrays (Complies with Canadian OESC rule 36-214 for 1000VDC PV products)

· Over current circuit protection

· Multiple NEC 2011 compliant load break disconnects

· Bentek zone current monitoring

For more information about the Bentek Solar FDSS and to view online cut sheets, visit or

About Bentek Solar

Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries. Bentek has applied these extensive capabilities and knowledge into a comprehensive family of standard and configure-to-order (CTO) solar combiner products. These solar combiners provide quality, ease of installation and safety to the solar industry. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail or visit


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