General Cable, based in Highland Heights, Ky., has introduced the EmPowr Link CL medium-voltage cable for solar power and wind power projects.
The EmPowr Link CL cable features General Cable's redesign of concentric neutrals, resulting in less high-cost copper for reduced material cost, the company notes. With the latest in cross-linked polyethylene cable (XLPE) jacketing, EmPowr Link CL provides better efficiency over the life of the cable through cooler operation, lower line loss and greater resistance to deformation than previous models.
‘Utilities have historically used linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) thermoplastic jackets for medium-voltage cables,’ says Joe DeBolt, director of renewable energy at General Cable. ‘While LLDPE provides a balance of cost and physical protection, EmPowr Link CL's XLPE cable jacketing provides an even lower total cost, making it the future of utility power cable.’