PV Array network design optimization

Simulation servicesBased on state-of-the-art simulation tools developed by its Research Center, Nexans provides engineering support for co-designing and optimizing PV array networks.

  • Assess installation conditions: single cables, groups of cables, overhead, buried.
  • Examine various heat sources and subsequent Joule losses from current load, screen currents, and dielectric losses in insulations.
  • Identify external heat sources: cables in contact with hot surfaces, or mutual heating from adjacent cables.
  • Analyze overall climatic conditions, mainly soil and air temperatures, sun radiance and wind patterns.

By being able to simulate internal network and external conditions, Solar Farm customers can thus choose cables which perfectly match the specificities of each cable link and the entire PV array network.