Lapp India launches water-proof solar cables
Lapp India, a 100% subsidiary of the Lapp Group Germany and a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology in India, has introduced its first permanently waterproof solar cable under the flagship ÖLFLEX® SOLAR series.
OLFLEX® SOLAR waterproof series is an electron beam cross-linked solar cable which is durable and weatherresistant for use in photovoltaic systems. Its optimised cable design and the constantly high insulation resistance ensure that it will still function reliably even after being in water for long time. The cable is now also available with relevant TUV and the latest EN certification.
When photovoltaic cables are exposed to dampness over a long period of time, it can lead to decreased performance and insulation resistance – the consequence of which may be short circuits, which in turn can lead to failure and damage to the respective equipment. The ÖLFLEX® SOLAR waterproof series is a safe alternative – particularly in areas which are prone to flooding, or where cables are installed underground in protective conduits where water, heat and moisture can accumulate.
“Lapp is synonymous with ‘Innovation’ and we continuously strive towards developing our products and solutions keeping in mind the application requirements and high standards of quality. Solar industry faces challenges like large scale PV plant shutdown due to PV cable failures owing to flood like situation. This has led us to the development of the first permanently waterproof PV cable. As a pioneer in the photovoltaic cable and connection technology, we strive towards not only meeting the current demands of the solar industry, but also exploring innovative ways to tap into the potential of this fast growing industry,” said Marc Jarrault, MD – Lapp India. Lapp has been making a name for itself as a driving force for innovation in the photovoltaic industry. OLFLEX SOLAR waterproof series of cables was showcased at Intersolar 2016.