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Unveiling the Capability Behind Solar Energy: Exploring BOS and Its Growing Relevance in Today's World

Jun 2023
Energy Sustainability

The use of solar derived energy as a renewable source has been growing rapidly in recent years, as more individuals and businesses become interested in the benefits of clean, sustainable power. While many people focus on the solar modules themselves, it is important to remember the other components of a solar system that are just as crucial to its success. Many of these components, such as, the balance of system, or BOS, which can include the cables, grounding and power connectors, cable management solutions and other equipment needed to transfer the power produced by the solar modules to the inverter. As well as the battery storage system and onto the transmission grid. Understanding Balance of systems INFOGRAPHIC (

Panduit is a company that has been providing solutions for electrical and network infrastructure for over 60 years, and they have recognized the importance of the BOS in solar installations. Panduit’s BOS offerings include, wire management systems, power and grounding connectors, network connectivity products, labeling and identification solutions, and other components that ensure the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the solar system.

There are several reasons why Panduit’s BOS solutions are important and relevant currently in the renewable energy market:

  1. Safety: The safety of solar installations is crucial, as these systems involve high voltage electricity that can be dangerous if not managed properly. Panduit’s BOS solutions are designed to meet safety standards and regulations, and they include components such as, power and grounding products, installation and testing equipment that reduces the risk of electrical hazards.
  2. Reliability: A solar system is only as reliable as its components, and the BOS plays a critical role in ensuring that the system operates efficiently and effectively. Panduit’s BOS solutions are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures and exposure to sunlight and moisture, which can damage lower quality products and reduce the overall lifespan of the system.
  3. Efficiency: The efficiency of a solar system is important not only for reducing costs but also for maximizing the amount of power produced. Panduit’s BOS solutions are designed to minimize the energy losses that can occur due to factors such as heat and resistance, and they include connectors and other components that enable the system to operate at maximum efficiency.
  4. Cost-effectiveness: While the cost of solar modules has decreased as a percentage of the total project in recent years, the BOS components have grown in portion to the overall total cost of system development. Panduit’s BOS solutions are designed to be cost-effective, providing high-quality components at a competitive price that help provide customers with the lowest total cost of ownership.
  5. Scalability: As the demand for solar energy continues to grow, it is important to have BOS solutions that can be easily scaled to meet the needs of different installations, from residential to commercial and utility size systems. Panduit’s BOS solutions are modular and flexible, allowing for easy customization and scalability to meet the specific requirements of any solar project design.

In closing, the importance of the balance of system (BOS) in solar installations cannot be overstated, as it plays a critical role in ensuring the safety, reliability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the system. Panduit’s BOS solutions provide high-quality components that are designed to meet the unique needs of solar installations, and they play an important and vital role in renewable energy applications.

For further information on Panduit Renewable Energy Solutions, visit: Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Solutions - Panduit


Aisha Hamdan

Aisha Hamdan is the Content Marketing Manager for the Industrial Electrical Infrastructure Business at Panduit. In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing global marketing strategies, content, and social media for the Connect and Renewable Energy Portfolio. Aisha has a Marketing MBA, with a focus in Digital Marketing from DePaul University.