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Bentek Solar to Exhibit Utility-Scale Fused Disconnect Safety System (FDSS) at Solar Power International

Aug 23, 2012

Bentek Solar, a leading designer and manufacturer of PV products connecting PV panels to inverters for the commercial and utility-scale marketplaces, will exhibit the 1000VDC Fused Disconnect Safety System (FDSS) with visible blade disconnects in Booth #4081 at the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition, scheduled to take place September 10-13, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
The FDSS is a breakthrough PV product that provides the first interlocking disconnect system design to ensure user safety that meets the latest ESA Canadian OESC standards for large 1000VDC utility-scale PV installations,” said Jim Peplinski, Chief Technology Officer, Bentek Solar.

The Bentek Solar FDSS is designed for 1000VDC utility-scale PV systems for installation with 1000VDC utility-scale inverters. The FDSS provides a single solution for five key system requirements,” said Mitch Schoch, President and CEO, Bentek Solar.
Five customer requirements – One Solution (FDSS)
1) Recombining of input circuits or elimination of inverter fuses
2) Visible blade disconnects for incoming arrays (Complies with Canadian OESC rule 36-214 for 1000VDC PV products)
3) Over Current Circuit Protection
4) Multiple NEC compliant load break disconnects
5) Bentek Zone Current Monitoring

Bentek Solar is currently shipping the FDSS into large utility-scale projects and is accepting new orders. The FDSS is currently being designed into several 100MW+ utility-scale projects throughout North America. We look forward to displaying the FDSS at SPI next month,” said John H. Buckley, Executive Sales and Marketing, Bentek Solar.
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 Bentek Solar Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries. Bentek has applied these extensive capabilities and knowledge into a comprehensive family of standard and configure-to-order (CTO) solar combiner products. These solar combiners provide quality, ease of installation and safety to the solar industry. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail or visit of Form

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