Mersen exhibits during Intersolar Europe 2013 a new PV Safety Solution

GreenEye Module - Smart PV Switch




Mersen, a worldwide reference in solutions for electrical power, has created a complete offer of products dedicated to the photovoltaic application: the HelioProtection® program.

Mersen is extending its HelioProtection® program with an electronic protection system against electrocution hazards on PV installations. This safety system will comply with the evolution of the safety standards in 2013 and 2014 in various countries (UTE, VDE, UL), for public buildings, sensible installations and rooftop applications. This new safety system is also embedding, as an option, a monitoring function which is able to check individually the performance of each PV module and precisely localize any defect at PV module level.

Mersen PV safety solution is providing an individual remotely controlled shutdown feature per PV module thanks to an electronic card called GreenEye, embedded in the junction box on the back of each PV module or in an add-on junction box. In case of urgent shutdown, the output current and voltage of the PV module falls to zero. Operating on the PV installation is thus fully safe during the construction, the maintenance, or in case of fire, avoiding any risk of electrocution for the firefighters.

For this development, Mersen as set up a collaboration with HUBER+SUHNER to propose a smart junction to PV module manufacturers.  It is based on the RADOX® SolarBox HM0 by HUBER+SUHNER. Mersen and Huber and Suhner are both presenting this jointly-developed solution at Intersolar 2013 in Munich (Mersen booth n°457 in hall A4).  

The HUBER+SUHNER Group, based in Switzerland, is a leading international manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity for the main markets Communication, Transportation and Industrial. The company can draw on core competencies in the areas of Radio Frequency, Fiber Optics and Low Frequency. In close collaboration with its customers, HUBER+SUHNER develops and manufactures first class products of highest quality. The product range includes coaxial, fiber optic and copper cables, cable systems, connectors, antennas and lightning protection components. The company is represented by 25 group companies and numerous agencies in over 60 countries.

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