February 17th, 2015
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.