Gripple adds an above-ground wiring system to the solar product line


Gripple continues to manufacture products for the solar industry. The British manufacturer launched solar stabilization systems and this week added a range of products aimed at boosting both build phase and O&M efficiencies for EPCs, contractors and developers.

The CR System range are lightweight above ground cable management devices that accommodate 1170 6mm2 cables and can be stacked to increase capacity. Manufactured from UV stabilized, corrosion resistant polycarbonate material, their outdoor position at the design stage can help lower and reduce the CSA of the wiring used, providing further savings in project costs compared to traditional trenching.

“We’re constantly developing new solutions in response to feedback from our customers around the world across diverse industries,” said Product Manager Dean Barlow. “Having already seen a great response to our solar anchoring and bracing systems for frame stability and bifacial security solutions, we are excited about our new range of cable management solutions which is already receiving positive feedback from EPCs worldwide.

Traditionally, cables are buried underground, which requires heavy machinery and expensive operations, and can present difficulties in maintenance and repair. The elements, wildlife, and ground conditions can make underground wiring unpredictable and difficult to control.

“As such, there’s a trend to explore above-ground options that are more accessible and easier to install,” says Barlow. “With the right system, overhead cables can also provide better control and security, as overhead cables are also much easier to locate, visually assess, access and maintain than underground ones.”

Early indications are that this will be Gripple’s best-selling solar range, with orders currently on the books for major utility projects in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Gripple is a 100 percent employee-owned company that also provides solutions for construction, civil engineering, utility, agriculture, landscaping and seismic bracing applications.

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