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. Owners and Operations & Maintenance (O&Ms) crews are proactively and remotely alerted to fault conditions in their fields. The SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault solution uses advanced signal processing technology to identify the electrical noise signature created by arc faults in the array wiring. It now is an integrated option in the Shoals Wireless Smart Combiner and can also be installed as a stand-alone device, integrating to most popular SCADA systems. Shoals is currently taking orders for the solution and expects availability in Q1 2015.

The UL listed Wireless Arc Fault solution is just the latest addition to the powerful SNAPshot Solar Management Ecosystem. SNAPshot, developed under the strategic partnership between Shoals and Synapse Wireless, is changing the way solar field owners, EPCs, and O&Ms manage the entire lifecycle of their fields. Owners benefit through improved financial and energy production visibility, shortened time-to-revenue, and the cost advantages of wireless communication. EPCs benefit by completing installations more quickly and both EPCs and O&Ms can streamline operations via advanced troubleshooting and intelligent analytics. SNAPshot helps ensure solar field owners and operators are maximizing their installations through improved connectivity and real-time automation.

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Through innovation and diversification Shoals has grown exponentially 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. Additional information is available at www.shoals.com.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse Wireless, Inc. delivers proven Internet of Things solutions designed to revolutionize business. Built on its award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh network operating system, Synapse brings greater efficiency, game-changing insight, and analytics that matter. Synapse Wireless solutions are deployed on enterprise-class platforms, distributing intelligence to the edge of its customers’ networks. Synapse is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc. Additional information is available at www.synapse-wireless.com.