Grounding & Bonding Solutions, Lightning Protection, and Surge Suppression for Renewable Power Facilities
It's widely reported that the solar industry has the resource potential to meet the global electrical power demands of every nation throughout the world. During 2015, solar beat out natural gas capacity additions with solar supplying 29.5% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. for the first time.
Solar farms are just big fields covered with conductive material. They’re almost asking for a lightning strike, which can damage or destroy solar panels, inverters, and other critical equipment. So it’s no surprise that lightning activity and surge-related over-voltage [...]
ALLTEC's engineering manager Jim Grasty discusses the threat of lightning strikes on solar arrays and the surprising state of lightning protection at solar farms. Direct and indirect lightning strikes damage on solar arrays can vary from explosive destruction to [...]