As of 2020, worldwide
Power generation through photovoltaics (PV) stands for sustainability. Thanks to the sun as a basically inexhaustible source of energy, photovoltaics is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to generate electricity - and thus makes a sustainable contribution to the energy transition. The use of a photovoltaic system generally reduces the emission of air pollutants, meaning damage to the environment such as the greenhouse effect is reduced. Weidmüller supports this form of energy generation and contributes to optimising the use of this renewable energy with its sustainable PV products.
A prerequisite for the development and construction of today's photovoltaic systems is to operate them efficiently - economically and without downtime. In addition, upcoming technological improvements such as decentralisation, IoT (Internet of Things) and data analytics play an important role for future photovoltaic ecosystems. Weidmüller has many years of experience in the photovoltaic industry, the necessary expertise and a comprehensive range of services. More than 184,000 installed generator junction boxes, around 70 million connected panels with 16.9 gigawatts, over eleven years of market experience and worldwide support in more than 100 countries prove this. With finely tuned components, Weidmüller offers innovative solutions that are tailored to the individual requirements of individual photovoltaic parks.
Weidmüller's "PV Next" is the world's first concept based on a standardised system for PCBs for connecting solar systems on roofs. This brings many advantages: it is simple and safe, time is saved and costs are reduced. The innovative concept covers about 75 percent of today's standard requirements, enabling PV installers to work faster and save costs. The integrated PUSH IN technology reduces assembly times and minimises the risk of errors and the resulting consequences.
Optimal protection against overvoltages in PV systems is provided by "PV Protect". These ready-to-connect boxes from Weidmüller are available for different system voltages and can be supplied with different arrester types. Depending on the requirements, the connection is made via cable glands or plug connectors with convenient and reliable PUSH IN connection technology.
Weidmüller develops and manufactures the appropriate generator junction boxes for efficient plant operation at all levels. All functional areas, from transmission and protection to monitoring, are put together specifically for the application and covered with high-quality products.
Weidmüller also offers numerous installation components, all of which are manufactured with practicality in mind, thus making the user's work easier. This includes photovoltaic connectors of various types, surge protection and many other suitable installation accessories.
Weidmüller's photovoltaic product range minimises the total cost of ownership in large photovoltaic parks. This makes PV systems more profitable and promotes their expansion. This creates a benefit not only for the customer but also for the environment.
This activity helps towards achieving the following goal: Goal 7 - Affordable and clean energy