MUNICH, Germany, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- The New Facility Provides Solar Power and a Testing Ground for the Company's High-Reliability Surge Protective Devices
At Intersolar Europe Show today Raycap Corporation, a global manufacturer and provider of surge protective devices (SPDs) for industrial, telecommunications and energy markets, announced it has completed construction of a new Photovoltaic (PV) power generation facility capable of producing 1,411KWpk power. The highly efficient, state-of-the art PV facility is located at Drama, and is one of the largest solar power plants in Northern Greece. The solar installation is equipped with 18,200 high-efficiency thin-film solar panels while two 800kW central inverters ensure reliable power to the grid. The new PV plant is expected to generate 2 Million KWh yearly. The inverter and junction boxes in Raycap's PV plant are totally protected against overvoltages through an engineered installation of the company's SPD solutions. All DC and AC power lines, as well as signaling and surveillance circuits are protected by Raycap's Strikesorb(R) and ACData(R) surge protective devices.
Raycap invested in the state-of-the-art facility for a number of reasons. The company wanted to contribute clean, efficient electricity for the region. In addition, the PV plant serves as an R&D test facility for Raycap's photovoltaic power protection products. Although photovoltaic technology has greatly advanced in the past decade, there are still many uncertainties facing operators. The complex design of photovoltaic power generation systems, and the critical connection to the grid mean that overvoltage protection must be in place to guard against the risk of downtime and extend the expected lifetime of the operation. Through its ongoing R&D efforts at the Drama PV facility, Raycap is committed to understanding, developing and testing the highest level of surge protection solutions for PV operations.
Full press release: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/101452
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