Alpha Wire's solar cables and photovoltaic wires are designed for the harsh environments of solar energy applications
Alpha Wire’s photovoltaic wires and solar cables are designed for the harsh environments of solar energy applications — the hot and cold climate extremes, ozone and UV radiation, moisture, oil and direct burial.
Available in a wire range from 14 AWG to 2 AWG, the photovoltaic wires come in two versions to meet either UL 4703 PV wire/TÜV 2 PFG 1169 requirements or UL 4703 PV wire requirements. UL/TÜV photovoltaic wires are made with low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) materials that do not emit toxic gases when burned. The UL PV wire products use a cross-linked polyethylene insulation and PVC jacket.
Solar cables, in sizes from 18 AWG to 12 AWG and conductor counts from three to nine, are available shielded or unshielded. The TC-ER- and MTW-rated cables feature a tough, abrasion-resistant jacket to provide robust performance for years.
Both the PV wire and solar cable are designed for solar environments — they are sunlight and oil resistant, and withstand temperatures as low as -40°C and high as +90°C. In addition, the solar cables meet requirements for direct burial without conduit.