Solar Power Distribution Enclosures for a Public Utility

A CTS component supplier recognized that a public utility company was struggling to keep up with the costly demands of installing solar power equipment in the field. Building the components on-site led to issues like product consistency, increased failure rate, and related incremental expenses. The CTS team engaged, utilizing good manufacturing practices to develop an assembly-line approach and a simple test plan for the units prior to shipment. Early quality data collected reflects failure rate improvement from approximately 20% failures to 0%. This resulted in consistent products, shorter install times, and fewer service calls to troubleshoot failures, allowing the utility to focus on reducing backlog and performing new installations.