SolarBOS Combines Solar Energy and the Red Carpet at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 16, 2011) - SolarBOS, Inc., a leader in electrical 'Balance of System' solutions for the solar industry, has donated solar combiner boxes for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards solar system, which will make its debut on FOX this Sunday.
A solar combiner box isn't your typical red carpet accessory; however, a combiner box is an integral part of a photovoltaic (PV) solar system. In short, a combiner box is a high voltage DC fuse box that provides over-current protection to the solar array wiring, similar to the breaker panel found in most buildings. In addition to providing this important safety function, a combiner box also serves as a convenient place to combine the outputs of a large number of solar panels before connecting them to the inverter -- hence the product's name.
The Emmy's solar system is part of FOX's "Green it. Mean it." campaign. The 50-kilowatt system goes prime time during the official live pre-show "Countdown to the Emmys," airing Sunday, Sept. 18 (7:00-8:00 PM live ET/4:00-5:00 PM live PT) on FOX. After the show, the system will be donated to a non-profit, charitable organization.
"We were happy to donate several combiner boxes for this project, and hope that this helps put the spotlight on the vast amount of renewable energy resources in the US," said Jason Schripsema, CEO of SolarBOS. "We are also glad that the system will be donated to a non-profit after the awards ceremony."
The many sustainable enhancements of the awards event will include carpet manufactured from recycled materials, energy-efficient lighting, and locally sourced and organically grown food. FOX believes this year's red carpet pre-show will be the most visible eco-friendly event of its kind.
SolarBOS is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of electrical 'Balance of System' (BOS) products and is the first and only pure play BOS combiner company with a history of developing first-to-market disruptive technologies. With over 500 MW of PV projects supported to date, SolarBOS has designed, built, and provided products to most of the major solar energy leaders in the US and Canada. SolarBOS' solutions allow system designers, engineers, and project managers to configure their BOS to spec. SolarBOS customers include today's solar energy leaders, including SunEdison, SolarWorld, GE Energy, and Solar City, among others.