Global solar provider Tenesol has launched the S-TE Sun Guard structure, a solar support structure designed to help fight the rising number of solar equipment thefts seen in the industry, particularly in rural locations and off-grid sites.
The structure uses self-destructing bolts, welded U-frames, stainless steel links and concrete settings. It is designed to outlast the PV system it protects and to remain intact for more than 25 years, according to the company. S-TE Sun Guard can withstand winds of up to 150 km/h and uses stainless steel components to resist corrosion, Tenesol adds.
The S-TE Sun Guard structure can be linked to a remote monitoring system that warns operators when a panel has been tampered with. Fencing and surveillance equipment powered by the PV system can be used as an added deterrent.