Beny introduces rapid shutdown tech for PV installations


China-based solar protective component manufacturer Beny New Energy has developed a new rapid shutdown solution for residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar plants. It has launched the new product at the SNEC trade show in Shanghai this week.

The product is available in two versions. The BFS-21 series utilizes powerline communication (PLC) signal control and the PV panel's power supply, eliminating the need for additional wiring. By contrast, the BFS-22 series uses an external power supply, enabling faster switching speed and making it suitable for applications that require high speed.

“This high-performance inverter accessory enhances the efficiency and safety of solar panel systems and features advanced technology to achieve fast switching, high reliability, low power consumption, and low cost,” a company spokesperson told pv magazine.

The device has an input voltage of 120 V and a maximum operating current of 18 A. The maximum power input is 2,160 W. The BFS-21 series weighs 600 g while the BFS-22 series weighs 715 g.

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Both product lines purportedly shut down operations within “a few milliseconds, ensuring the safe operation of the system,” said Beny.

The products have undergone UL 1741 certification and SunSpec certification.

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