Incite Energy‘s Engineering Director, Neville Wood comments on Critical Density – “Arguably one of the most high risk areas of a solar farm, the focal point of high capacity DC Array cabling into the Power Conversion Units (PCU’s) becomes of paramount importance in the Pilbara.
The combination of ~6MWp of concentrated power, high air / soil ambient temperatures and high soil thermal resistivity all means that heat dissipation in this critical area requires a large amount of local knowledge and techniques to mitigate the risks of melting cables and associated damage to infrastructure.
Cable design, trench depth, circuit spacing and imported soils all play a part in ensuring the system functions efficiently and safely”.
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Image Credit: Neville Wood