MUNICH, Germany -- June 6, 2011 -- TE Connectivity (TE), formerly Tyco Electronics, introduces a new product for thin-film solar modules: the SOLARLOK 1-rail junction box. It is the ideal solution for photovoltaic modules in which the positive and negative leads each have their own access point. One small, flat junction box can be installed in two different places on the back of such panels. The new design of the junction box requires potting.
The SOLARLOK 1-rail junction box is 58 x 30 mm large and 13 mm high. It can be installed quickly and discreetly, and is also suitable for building-integrated photovoltaic systems. With this solution, module manufacturers can save not only two-thirds of the wiring, but can also offer their customers better-looking panels.
More than 25 years of experience with crystalline solar power modules:
The long-standing solar expertise of TE has been incorporated in the new development for the thin-film market. With the SOLARLOK 1-rail junction box, TE extends its portfolio with a product tested to meet the highest standards of performance and reliability.
The new SOLARLOK 1-rail junction box is UL component recognized and TUV-certified. The junction box will be unveiled at the Intersolar trade fair (June 8 to 10 in Munich, Germany). More information about the SOLARLOK 1-rail junction box: www.te.com/solar