When it comes to solar fasteners, which is better: plastic or metal? Solar fastener manufacturer HellermannTyton has published a white paper to address this frequently asked questions regarding solar wire management.
Plastic or Metal? How Wire Management Materials Impact the Lifespan of Solar PV Installations will help solar designers and installers make informed decisions that result in safer, longer lasting solar installations.
The report includes a primer on different plastic compounds that demonstrate longer life in the menacing solar environment.
In addition, the white paper covers:
• Metal component design and which factors help determine correct application.
• Engineered plastic wire management and the design considerations that affect lifespan.
• Choosing the correct material to match the hazard and environment of a solar site.
• Why plastic-coated metals can actually create hazardous conditions.
“Customers truly drive innovation in wire management, and it’s important to give them a deeper understanding of a critical part of the installation and operation of any solar system,” said HellermannTyton product marketing manager Nick Korth. “Our solar team is constantly educating the industry on best practices for safety and how to drive down ownership and maintenance costs. This white paper represents the first consolidation of that insight.”
HellermannTyton is known throughout the solar market for its leadership in wire management, identification and code compliance education.
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