Cat Adds Solar Panels

For Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, Middle East

Caterpillar Inc. has announced that SunPower will now be providing its Performance Series (P-Series) solar panels under the Cat brand. Offered as part of the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite, the monocrystalline, shingled-cell Cat PVC395 MP solar panels are now currently available through the Cat dealer network in Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. The panels are backed by SunPower’s product and power warranty

Cat PVC395 MP solar panels are rated at 395 watts per panel and achieve efficiencies of over 19 percent through a shingled-cell design with multiple redundant paths for electricity flow. This eliminates many of the reliability challenges of traditional front-contact solar panels. Additionally, the panels use a  parallel circuit architecture that  limits power loss from shade and soiling, Caterpillar said.

Cat PVC395 MP solar panels are the latest addition to the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite, a lineup of power systems that combines solar panels, energy conversion and storage technologies, and monitoring and control systems with Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment.

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Key offerings in the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite include:

  • The Cat Master Microgrid Controller (MMC), which keeps loads continuously energized with power by managing the flow of power from every source in the system.
  • Cat Connect Remote Asset Monitoring, which offers real-time collection and remote monitoring of site performance data in Cat Microgrid applications.
  • Cat Bi-Directional Power (BDP) inverters, which provide real and reactive power with grid-forming and grid-following capabilities.

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