In the dynamic and increasingly automated world of solar energy production, protection of vital components requires many considerations. For that reason, it is important to select a manufacturer that can support the market evolution with their manufacturing capacity and custom design capabilities.
With a focus on commercial and utility scale installations our solar energy enclosures are designed and manufactured with the system integrator in mind, using the highest quality components to ensure long-term field reliability. All products are assembled in our plant in Rochester, MN and we guarantee customer satisfaction.
Factors to Consider for Solar Energy Network Enclosures
Selecting the appropriate inverters and panels might seem like the most critical factor in assembling a new solar project. However, equal emphasis should apply to the enclosures that house all the essential electrical components. Without suitable protection from the elements, operational issues can arise. When choosing an enclosure for a solar project, it’s vital to consider all potential environmental impacts.
Elements that can affect the performance of these components include:
- Ultraviolet (UV) exposure: Ultraviolet radiation is one of the most critical factors in the degradation of photovoltaic (PV) components. Blocking high-energy UV photons prolongs the lifetime of a solar PV system and its performance over the long term.
- Temperature: While temperature doesn’t affect the amount of energy a solar panel receives, it does affect how much power it produces. Avoiding high temperatures is critical because when solar panels get hotter, they produce less energy from the same amount of sunlight.
- Moisture and humidity: Moisture on components can refract or reflect sunlight away from solar cells. This process reduces the amount of sunlight hitting the panels and the energy produced. Similarly, snow cover can affect the amount of energy a system generates. In addition, the enclosure’s structure must be durable enough to protect against the weight of excessive ice or snow.
Like solar power panels, inverters play crucial roles in the operation of a solar system. Inverters convert the electricity generated from solar panels into energy that powers essential components of homes, businesses, and other large structures like malls and stadiums. Our inverter enclosure houses the sensitive control equipment needed for transforming power from renewable energy sources such as solar PV panels or wind turbines into useable AC power on the eclectic grid.
DC Disconnect Boxes
DC disconnects are switches that can complete or interrupt the flow of DC electricity. In a solar PV system, the DC disconnect sits between the power inverter and the solar panel array, providing quick access if the need arises to cut off power. Properly sized and installed boxes are mandatory for most code and safety compliances.
Emcor provides Combiner and DC disconnect boxes to meet the rapidly growing needs for today’s largest and most complex commercial and utility-scale PV designs. Our selection of DC disconnect boxes are UL listed for safety and provide proven reliability.
Solar Power Inverter Housings
An inverter converts generated energy into deliverable power. Without the proper protection from harsh temperatures and other environmental factors, the inverter’s performance will suffer, resulting in power supply inefficiencies. Even if the sun is shining at total capacity, a malfunctioning inverter can prevent optimal energy output.
Inverter housings provide extra security and weather protection to a group of decentralized solar inverters. Even though the inverters are self-contained, inverter enclosures provide easy mounting and extra safety.
A Trusted Manufacturer of Custom Solar Inverter Enclosures
At Emcor Enclosures, our goal is to meet all your requirements and unique specifications. Our team of manufacturing and design engineers has the knowledge and experience to help develop an enclosure in almost any shape or size. We’ll work to create a product that will fully protect your solar equipment from water, dirt, severe temperatures, and other damaging factors.
Our state-of-the-art equipment and modern manufacturing methods allow us to modify a current design or fabricate an entirely new design based on your needs. Our processes conform to the highest quality standards, from raw material inspection to product assembly to the final quality checks.