Ensto has won a major contract for designing and manufacturing exclusive string monitoring junction boxes for ABB's packaged solution delivery for a project in Honduras. The deliveries started already in November 2014 supporting the rapid connection target to the distribution network in March 2015.
Ensto and ABB have over a decade-long partnership history in enclosing projects in many types of applications, industry segments and geographical regions. "The contract is a good example of us trusting Ensto in their professionalism in providing high-quality enclosing solutions targeted at demanding environments", says Mr. Jyrki Leppänen, Director, Market management, Solar inverters at ABB. "Ensto is deeply familiar with the solar industry segment and is able to offer technical solutions meeting our needs", he states.
The string monitoring junction boxes offer ABB a customized solution that provides circuit protection and solar array performance monitoring through the solar string current monitoring elements. The proper design and selection of enclosures for this application are critical for protecting the internal components and personnel handling them, as well as maximizing the PV plants productivity and efficiency. "Ensto's enclosing solutions are ideal for these demanding applications: the product range includes technically applicable enclosures for all environments, from desert to harsh arctic climates. The fact that flexible manufacturing allows products to be customized project-specifically and cost-efficiently has proven to be essential for competitiveness in the market", explains the solar projects consultant Mr. Asko Rasinkoski, Senior Technology Specialist at Soleras.
"The Ensto string monitoring junction boxes are designed and engineered to meet even the strictest safety standards providing our clients with peace of mind. We work closely with standardizing and testing agencies, certifying products according to customer needs", says Mr. Tomi Ojanen, Key Account Manager at Ensto Electrification. "Our most innovative, world class solutions are often the result of close partnership with our customers", he concludes.