Snake Tray invented the Solar Snake Max XL. The world’s first above ground free-air cable conveyance system designed to help utility-grade solar installations overcome the challenges of burying cables. In addition to eliminating the time, expense, and messy process of digging and filling trenches with miles of DC cables, free-air cable conveyance maximizes energy harvest by preventing the heat buildup that occurs when high ampacity cables are bundled or buried.
The Solar Snake-Loc Hanger is a game-changer in solar cabling management. With its unique design and durable materials, it’s set to revolutionize solar installations, saving time and cutting costs. Read on to see how this innovative product delivers a performance that lasts a lifetime.
Storing surplus energy, whether derived from renewable sources, nuclear, or fossil fuels, has become a priority for many utilities and power generation companies.
These days, power hungry utilities and large power consuming entities like hyperscale data centers will leverage almost any flat surface, into a clean energy producing platform to generate incremental power or offset energy costs.
At Snake Tray®, we take environmental responsibility seriously. We are committed to manufacturing our products in ways that minimize the impact on the environment. Not only do Snake Tray products and solutions save energy and natural resources to help our clients meet compliance standards for energy-efficient building design, but they are also manufactured using equally high environmental standards.
One of the hottest trends in renewable energy is building solar arrays over open air parking lots. Transforming open spaces into clean energy sources, offseting electricity bills while providing the amenities of shade, cooler vehicles, and protection from inclement weather to the people who park their cars underneath.
We’ve been telling solar operators how the Snake Tray Solar Snake Max XL™ system saves money on materials and labor while increasing daily energy harvest by up to 30-watt hours per meter over traditional trenching and bundling cable methods, and now we have the numbers to back it up.
Most utility-grade solar plants with hundreds of arrays and thousands of panels are designed in east/west rows to easily follow the path of the sun. From high above, everything appears neat and square. But there’s more to cabling a solar plant than managing the north/south “home run” pathways that carry DC power from the ends of each row to the interconnection point for conversion to AC power.
Our insatiable demand for electricity is forcing utilities and energy providers to build new sources of power. Advances in solar technology combined with falling costs and a push by the federal government for renewable energy has made solar power more popular than ever. Unfortunately, many of the prime locations for high mega-watt solar farms are either gone, too expensive, or not in proximity to growing population centers.
Data centers, especially hyperscale data centers, are power-hungry monsters with an insatiable appetite for electricity. In fact, after buying the land, constructing the building, installing all the racks and servers, and staffing it, the number one operating expense for any data center is utility power. Their carbon footprint is as big, if not bigger, than many manufacturing operations.