Solar cable is the interconnection cable used in photovoltaic power generation. A solar cable interconnects solar panels and other electrical components in the photovoltaic system. Solar cables are designed to be UV resistant and weather resistant. It can be used within a large temperature range and are generally laid outside.
The cable’s insulation must be able to withstand thermal and mechanical loads. As a consequence, plastics which have been cross-linked using an electron beam are increasingly used today. The insulation and jacket materials are extremely resistant to weathering, UV-radiation and abrasion. Additionally, it is salt water resistant and resistant to acids and alkaline solutions. It is suitable for fixed installation as well as for moving applications without tensile load. It is especially designed for outdoor use, which means direct sun radiation and air humidity, but due to the halogen free flame retardant cross-linked jacket material the cable can also be installed in dry and humid conditions indoors.
All DC solar cables used for the run from the roof to the inverter are Australian made and are of the highest quality are flame retardant, use zero halogen, UV resistant, rated up to 1500V DC and are compliant with international standard PV1-F.