Press Releases

March 16th, 2015

Shoals’ MultiLink™ Junction Box Receives US Patent

Portland, TN, March 16, 2015 – Today, Shoals Technologies Group, the global PV Balance of Systems leader, announced US Patent 8,962,998 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering solar panel junction boxes capable of integrating a variety of modular accessory modules. This patent affords Shoals the exclusive rights to the marketing and sale of the innovative junction box to solar manufacturers all over the world. Read more…

February 17th, 2015

Shoals Issued Patent for PV Wire Harness with In-Line Fuses

Portland, TN, February 17, 2015 – Today, Shoals Technologies Group, the global PV Balance of Systems leader, announced being granted US Patent 8,937,249 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering solar energy wire harnesses with integrated in line fuses. This patent affords Shoals the exclusive rights to the marketing and sale of their innovative harness solution to solar installations all over the world.

Specifically, the wire harness represented by this patent connects multiple strings of solar modules to a single combiner box in the field; included in the harness are in-line fuses with optional blocking diodes, providing each string of PV modules its own fuse. Thus, in the event of a blown fuse, the damage is contained to a singular string of modules, rather than a more widespread event. The quality pre-fabrication and modular design of Shoals’ patented harness creates faster installation, simpler trouble shooting, and far easier repairs. The sum of which provides EPC installers lower labor and material costs and far better operations and maintenance.

“This patent is the result of years of continued innovation by Shoals and our team of quality engineers. This product has been supplied to gigawatts of installations around the globe, and is one of the staples of Shoals’ portfolio of balance of systems products. Our entire team is thrilled with being rewarded for our ingenuity with this patent and we look forward to achieving even greater innovative heights” said Dean Solon, President and CEO of Shoals Technologies Group.

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has directly contributed to the exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 15 GW+ of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions.

February 10th, 2015

PV Magazine – Downstream innovation and the O&M opportunity

Innovations in terms of racking abounded at SPI, with installation demonstrations frequently pulling big crowds amongst the crowded halls. BoS supplier Shoals Technologies Group made a splash and the distribution of wristbands to its wonderfully named “Best. Night. Ever.” party attracted a stream of visitors. Read more…

December 12th, 2014

Shoals Technologies Group Adds UL1699B Listing to SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault Solution

PORTLAND, Tenn.– Shoals Technologies Group, a global leader in balance of systems components, announces the addition of UL1699B listing to the SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault solution. With the growing adoption of National Electric Code (NEC) 2011, it is increasingly important to have a trusted solution that complies with the requirements. The SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault Solution protects solar assets and property by detecting arcing at the string-level and disconnecting the inverter or charge components. Read more…

October 27th, 2014

Shoals Technologies Group and Synapse Wireless Unveil Roadmap for SNAPshot Solar Life Cycle Management Ecosystem at Solar Power International

Las Vegas, October 20, 2014 — Shoals Technologies Group, the leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) Balance of Systems (BoS) components, and Synapse Wireless, a leader in wireless solutions that empower the Internet of Things (IoT), continue their partnership in solar innovation with the growing SNAPshot Solar Life Cycle Management Ecosystem.

Plans for the future include tracker control, panel care, and drone monitoring. Read more…

July 18th, 2014

Shoals Technologies Group Receives Top Score for Cost and Value in PHOTON Consulting’s Latest Research Report

PORTLAND, TENNESSEE, July 15, 2014 – Shoals Technologies Group, a global leader in photovoltaic components, has been named a top-rated solar power company in PHOTON Consulting’s 2014 cost benchmark report.

The True Cost of Solar Power 2014 is an annual survey of cost along the solar power supply chain. The report analyzes all costs in solar power systems including modules input and manufacturing costs, inverters, racks, wiring, monitoring, customer acquisition, system design and procurement, subsidies, permitting, financing and contracting, mechanical installation, electrical installation, inspection, interconnection and performance/warranty. Analysis covers a universe of more than 1,000 solar companies involved across the steps of the supply chain across dozens of global markets and segments. This report focuses on the “true cost of solar power” and emphasizes that companies must do more than deliver low cost for individual components; they must create value for end-customers, installers and financiers by delivering solutions that drive down total cost of ownership, not just cost in one step of the supply chain. Read more…