Direct lightning strikes and transient overvoltage cause damage on photovoltaic plants
Lightning strikes paralyse PV systems
Surge damage frequently results in the destruction of system parts such as modules, inverters and monitoring systems. This causes high financial loss. Replacement of a faulty inverter, new installation of the PV system, loss of revenue resulting from downtime… all these factors lead to the fact that the break-even point and thus the profit zone is reached much later.
Ensure system availability
Decide on a professional and comprehensive lightning protection system consisting of
- External lightning protection including an air-termination and down conductor system
- Internal lightning protection including surge protection for lightning equipotential bonding,
thus increasing system availability and securing revenue in the long term.