wiredinUSA June 2015


New solar for Canada

Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc has added new utility scale solar plant to the Ontario power grid, developed by its Canadian subsidiary, Atlantic Solar Inc. The final stage in the plant’s construction was marked by the receipt of a notice of commercial operation from the Ontario Power Authority.

of 450 multi-crystalline modules of 305W each. The power will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year agreement. Atlantic Wind and Solar has over 750MW of projects in various stages of development in Canada, South America and the Caribbean.

The latest photovoltaic plant uses a 130kW AC/137.25kW DC fixed array

Reel honor Southwire's SIMpull Reel™ payoff was selected by Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine as product of the year in the wire and cable (accessories & equipment) category, recognized for making it possible for a single person to safely maneuver a 6,000lb reel through a job site and set up and pay off the reel right beside electrical equipment. This is the sixth time in nine years that a Southwire product has received an honor. A panel of judges reviewed the entries to select 42 products of the year. The categorywinners will compete for the 2015 product of the year platinum, gold and silver awards, which will be determined through an online readers' poll. Final results will be announced in EC&M’s August 2015 issue.

Richard Temblador, director of field research at Southwire, said: ”Southwire’s SIMpull Reel payoff is designed tomake the entire process of handling, transporting, setting up and pulling indoor feeder wire reels significantly more efficient. “Southwire has eliminated the need for traditional material handling and payoff equipment. With outer reel flanges that each rotate independently, combined with an inner reel compartment which contains the wire and rotates separately from the outer reel flanges, the unit is significantly easier to move and navigate. “The entire idea behind the SIMpull feeder management system is to improve productivity on job sites, while enhancing safety and making the job easier for electrical contractors.”

wiredInUSA - June 2015

wiredInUSA - June 2015



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