Solar Power Supply for Cathodic Protection by Farwest Corrosion

Reliable Electric Power for Cathodic Protection at Remote Sites
Included Equipment


Structure:

  • Sturdy single pole. Ten-foot long steel support structures are provided with units requiring up to four solar panels. All necessary hardware, wire, and conduit are provided with each system. Theft resistant hardware is provided for all mechanical connections. The support structure is designed for easy field assembly and installation. Heavy gauge steel enclosures with hinged lids and sturdy lock hasps are provided for battery box and regulator.

 

Solar Panels:

  • Efficient solar cells deliver superior watts per square foot of module surface area compared to competitive products. Reduced solar array area results in significant system cost savings.
  • Each solar cell is manufactured with a unique and proprietary bypass diode function that prevents power loss and undesirable heat generation if a module is temporarily shaded.
  • Crystalline solar cells, low iron, tempered glass front surface, EVA / Tedlar laminate, anodized aluminum frame.

 

Battery:

  • NiCad batteries, manufactured to stringent quality standards in facilities certified to ISO 9001, rank among the highest quality batteries available from any manufacturer anywhere in the world.
  • Extremely long life of 25 years plus, exceptional reliability, wide operating temperature range of -40ºF to 140ºF, excellent cycling capability, exceptional resistance to shock and vibration.
  • Very simple maintenance with no specific gravity checks, visible electrolyte levels.
  • 48 hours of NiCad battery autonomy or 100 hours of lead-acid autonomy supplied standard with REN units.
  • Standard lead-acid batteries are absorbed electrolyte type designed for solar application and carry a five-year warranty. Other battery types are also available.
  • Battery voltage matches or exceeds voltage rating of the power supply.
  • REN (Reduced Energy at Night) units are available in most sizes. Six-volt units are standard with output to 60 watts. Twelve-volt units are standard with output to 120 watts.
  • CVO (Constant Voltage Output) units are available in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 24-volt configurations with up to 20 amps of output current.

 

For additional information, please see Solar Power Supply Types.

 

Alcad NiCad Batteries

The Nickel Cadmium Difference

In today's technological world, we all depend on electricity available on demand. When you require battery power or when you are suddenly deprived of your main power supply, that is when Alcad nickel cadmium batteries come into their own, as a completely reliable, self-contained source of power.

Alcad Technology

Alcad nickel cadmium batteries are designed to be absolutely reliable for 25 years and more. All that is necessary to achieve such longevity is simple maintenance. Outstanding reliability is just one feature of an Alcad nickel-cadmium battery. Other features are:

  • Extremely long life - 25 years plus exceptional reliability.
  • Wide range of operating temperatures:
    -40ºF +140ºF (-10ºC +60ºC).
  • Good capacity at low temperatures.
  • Excellent resistance to high-temperature aging.
  • Resistant to electrical abuse (both over-charge and over-discharge).
  • Excellent cycling capability.
  • Accepts high rates of charge.
  • Excellent shelf life in filled condition. Storage in any state of charge. Very good charge retention Very simple maintenance. No specific gravity checks.
  • Excellent resistance to shock and vibration.
  • Low installation costs. No special battery room required. Easy connection of cells.

 

Construction

The manufacture of Alcad nickel-cadmium batteries is a combination of electrochemistry and precision mechanical and electrical engineering. The heart of every cell is a series of steel pockets which are made from finely perforated steel strip filled with active materials - nickel in the positive plate and cadmium in the negative.

Product ranges are available In both plastic and stainless steel containers. Plastic container cells. details of which are given In this data sheet, offer a number of features such as translucency so that electrolyte levels are visible to aid maintenance. corrosion resistance in wet and saline conditions. and ease of assembly. Polypropylene. with Its high Impact resistance, is used for the majority of the Alcad cell ranges.

All Alcad plastic cased nickel-cadmium cells are fitted with flip-top flame arresting vents as standard, and are UL recognized.

Alcad Quality

Alcad products are manufactured within a Quality Management System officially recognized as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001. The approval is subject to regular monitoring by Bureau Veritas to ensure that standards in design and manufacture of nickel cadmium pocket plate cells and batteries are maintained.

For additional information, please see: Solar Power Supply Types.

Kyocera Photovoltaic Modules
  

Kyocera KC120-1

Multi-crystal solar electric panel with 36 cells. Laminated with glass in an aluminum frame. Suitable for all applications in all climates.

  • Length: 56.1

  • Width: 25.7"

  • Depth: 2.2"

  • Power rating: 120 watts

  • Current at rated power: 7.1 A

  • Voltage at rated power: 16.9 V

Kyocera KC80

Multi-crystal solar electric panel with 36 cells. Laminated with glass in an aluminum frame. Suitable for all applications in all climates.

  • Length: 38.4"

  • Width: 25.7"

  • Depth: 2.2"

  • Power rating: 80 watts

  • Current at rated power: 4.73 A

  • Voltage at rated power: 16.9 V

Kyocera KC60

Multi-crystal solar electric panel with 36 cells. Laminated with glass in an aluminum frame. Suitable for all applications in all climates.

  • Length: 29.6"

  • Width: 25.7"

  • Depth: 2.2"

  • Power rating: 60 watts

  • Current at rated power: 3.55 A

  • Voltage at rated power: 16.9 V

For additional information, please see: Solar Power Supply Types.