Solar PV Components target 1,500 Vdc applications.

Press Release Summary:



Intended for use in solar PV applications, 1,500 Vdc-rated components include such products as disconnect switches, molded case switches, contactors, surge protective devices, and voltage/current sensors. Some components are rated up to 3,000 A at 1,500 Vdc and carry various UL and/or IEC certifications. All are designed to meet development trends towards large-scale, 1,500 Vdc utility power plants.



Original Press Release:



ABB Launches New Line of 1500vdc Components for the Solar PV Industry at Solar Power International Event



ABB develops new line of state-of-the-art 1500vdc rated components for use in Solar PV applications.



Las Vegas, Nevada — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the introduction of a new line of 1500vdc rated components for solar PV applications.



These components include disconnect switches, molded case switches, contactors, surge protective devices and voltage/current sensors. Some components are rated up to 3000amps at 1500vdc and carry various UL and/or IEC certifications. These components are designed to meet the expected trend in development of large scale 1500vdc utility power plants.



“ABB has utilized its highly developed skill in component design and manufacturing to develop this new line of state-of-the-art components in order to provide those systems designers the components they need today to begin their development of the next generation large scale utility balance of electrical systems (BOES) components,” said Allen Austin, Global Solar Industry Manager for ABB’s Low Voltage Products Division. “ABB, already a leading maker of advanced solar components around the world, continues to make its mark in the solar PV industry.”



ABB, with its extensive solar power solutions and technologies, has a proven record of manufacturing high quality components for the solar industry worldwide. ABB’s renowned expertise in engineering innovation and research allows the company to fully integrate superior design and above peer performance into this new line of 1500vdc components. ABB, with its global experience in advanced energy technologies, has the components and financial stability necessary to support the emerging solar industry, and the technologies globally to significantly reduce customer risks.



This announcement was made at the Solar Power International 2014 conference and exhibition held in Las Vegas on October 20-23, 2014. For more information about this new line of 1500vdc components, visit the ABB booth (#806).



For more information, please contact:

ABB Media Relations

Bill Rose

(919) 807-5743 – office

(919) 244-4879 – mobile

bill.rose@us.abb.com

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