SOLAR POWER SURGE PROTECTION SOLUTIONS

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Solar Panels / Solar Energy

 

There are a variety of different applications where solar panels can be used to produce energy. More and more homeowners are opting to add solar panels to their homes to help with electrical costs. People are also using solar panels to power a shed, garage or barn. Additionally, commercial applications such as solar farms are popping up more and more. 

All of these applications require costly equipment to help make it all run properly.  This equipment is sensitive to surge damage which can cause long down times as well as costly repairs. 

Meter-Treater offers a variety of solutions for numerous application. See below for some examples.

BASIC COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SOLAR SURGE PROTECTION DIAGRAM

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Junction

Boxes

DC Power

Junction boxes are typically used to tie together multiple solar panels in a row. These junction boxes should be outfitted with Meter-Treaters PVA Series surge protection devices. 

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Combiner

Boxes

DC Power

Combiner boxes are typically used to tie together multiple junction boxes. These combiner boxes should be outfitted with Meter-Treaters PVA Series surge protection devices. 

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Inverter

AC Power

The inverter is used to

convert the solar energy into usable utility energy. A surge protection device should be installed on the AC side of the inverter. Meter-Treaters RCHW Series device should be installed here. A 100kA unit is recommended

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Main Distribution Panel

AC Power

The main distribution panel should also be protected from surge activity. Meter-Treaters MPT Series device should be installed here. We recommend a 100kA rated device.

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OFF-THE-GRID HOME

SOLAR SURGE PROTECTION DIAGRAM

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Combiner

Boxes

DC Power

Combiner boxes are typically used to tie together multiple junction boxes. These combiner boxes should be outfitted with Meter-Treaters PVA Series surge protection devices. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Junction

Boxes

DC Power

Junction boxes are typically used to tie together multiple solar panels in a row. These junction boxes should be outfitted with Meter-Treaters PVA Series surge protection devices. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Inverter

AC Power

The inverter is used to

convert the solar energy into usable utility energy. A surge protection device should be installed on the AC side of the inverter. Meter-Treaters RCHW Series device should be installed here. A 100kA unit is recommended

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Main Distribution Panel

AC Power

The main distribution panel should also be protected from surge activity. Meter-Treaters RCHW Series device should be installed here. We recommend a 100kA rated device.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Back-up

Battery Bank

Battery back-ups are used to store any extra power obtained during the day so it can be used as night or when there is not as much sunlight. 

There is no surge protection needed for the battery back-ups.

Generator

Generators can be installed as a final backup for power if there is no sun for a few days, or not enough was stored to have power for the evenings. 

 

Generators are there to make sure an off-the-grid home truly is never without power.