Lightning and surge protection for solar systems

Lets talk about the benefits of installing lightning and surge protection for solar systems.

Solar generated power may be one of the most innovative and potentially life-changing technologies to be developed in the last few decades, it does have some costs associated with it. In many cases people do not understand the costs, due to the fact that the sunshine that ultimately is used as a fuel source to produce the power is basically free.

Apart from the cost of the electricity generated with these systems, the costs of transport and storage are the same in both industries, as the product is identical. There is no difference between power generated by burning coal and power generated by solar panels. This is where the future lies, in the development of a reliable power source using non-polluting fuel sources that is also cheaper to produce than the competing source. Solar power currently sits on the precipice of this reality, as tech companies develop new and innovative methods of reducing these costs.

We manufacture and sell surge protection equipment designed according to the industry standards and can handle the high level responsibilities to protect your house and solar system. The real cost to solar systems is damage, mostly by lightning strikes to the exposed solar panels that can be better managed and avoided by installing proper lightning and surge protection to decrease the risk to your system. Most of the time the panels are severely damaged by a direct lightning strike and will have to be replaced in order for the system to function normally. More costly is the damage produced by the electrical surge that is produced, seen in the form of damage to the connected micro-electronic control equipment downstream from the panel itself. This expensive computerized equipment that is used in the process is easily overloaded by the surge, resulting in damage to internal components and circuitry, as well as posing an explosion and fire risk.

By limiting the risk of damage that can occur when lightning strikes happen by installing the correct lightning and surge protection systems, the costs for the maintenance are reduced significantly. We also manufacture technologically advanced series of surge protection solutions, out designs feature robust components and accurate monitoring of flow which results in more reliable prevention of surges from reaching equipment (surge protection). Through installation of these surge protection products at critical points in the solar power system, the overall costs of operation can be reduced a lot.

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