Raycap Announces New Photovoltaic Power Plant

By Raycap, PRNE
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MUNICH, Germany, June 8, 2011 -

- The New Facility Provides Solar Power and a Testing Ground for the
Company's High-Reliability Surge Protective Devices

At Intersolar Europe Show today Raycap Corporation, a global manufacturer
and provider of surge protective devices (SPDs) for industrial,
telecommunications and energy markets, announced it has completed
construction of a new Photovoltaic (PV) power generation facility capable of
producing 1,411KWpk power. The highly efficient, state-of-the art PV facility
is located at Drama, and is one of the largest solar power plants in Northern
. The solar installation is equipped with 18,200 high-efficiency
thin-film solar panels while two 800kW central inverters ensure reliable
power to the grid. The new PV plant is expected to generate 2 Million KWh
yearly. The inverter and junction boxes in Raycap's PV plant are totally
protected against overvoltages through an engineered installation of the
company's SPD solutions. All DC and AC power lines, as well as signaling and
surveillance circuits are protected by Raycap's Strikesorb(R) and ACData(R)
surge protective devices.

Raycap invested in the state-of-the-art facility for a number of reasons.
The company wanted to contribute clean, efficient electricity for the region.
In addition, the PV plant serves as an R&D test facility for Raycap's
photovoltaic power protection products. Although photovoltaic technology has
greatly advanced in the past decade, there are still many uncertainties
facing operators. The complex design of photovoltaic power generation
systems, and the critical connection to the grid mean that overvoltage
protection must be in place to guard against the risk of downtime and extend
the expected lifetime of the operation. Through its ongoing R&D efforts at
the Drama PV facility, Raycap is committed to understanding, developing and
testing the highest level of surge protection solutions for PV operations.

Full press release: www.presseportal.de/pm/101452

CONTACT : Lisa Duckett: +1-208-262-1775, Lisa.duckett@raycapinc.com


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