Ritek Announces the Availability of MC4 or Tyco Connectors on its 230 Watt Solar Panels

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Whether installing solar panels on school roof tops or on commercial ground mounts, solar professionals buy pricey crimping tools for specific connectors on each panel and Ritek quickly responds to their demands with options many are seeking.

This is why we offer accessibility of high quality solar modules in solution-form . . .

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Advanced Media, Inc/RITEK USA today announced the availability of either MC4 connectors or Tyco connectors on its PM230 modules, a 230 watt polycrystalline solar module with black or silver frames for roof top, ground mount, or pole mount applications.

The choice to add MC4 comes from the demand of residential installers whom have already invested in crimping tools for one connector type. These tools come at a high price and installers are looking for the convenience of a connector that can be crimped by the tool they currently own. The addition of MC4 connectors coupled with a Tyco Junction box to RITEK’s already high-end selection, which couples Tyco connectors with the original Tyco Junction box, broadens Ritek’s line and offers a solution service to installers.

“It was a natural move for Ritek to make the decision to add MC4.” said Harvey Liu, President of RITEK USA, Advanced Media Inc. “We will always support our installer partners. This is why we offer accessibility of high quality solar modules in solution-form, the advantage of a local warehouse, and the security of a warranty backed by a multi-category, multi-industrial manufacturing plant in Taiwan, known for producing superior products. The purpose is to make the installer's job easier by providing choices to help them differentiate themselves, reduce costs, and grow their business.”

Ritek also offers the option of the traditional silver frame or a black frame each with IEC 61701. The black frame is colored through an anodized aluminum dying process so it is more durable and fade resistant when exposed to natural elements. The black frames blend into the roof tops and result in a less pronounced appearance. The demand for these revolves around aesthetics.

Ritek’s PM230 modules come with white back sheets to prevent the modules from getting hot. PM230 module efficiency is 13.86% and the output is +/-3%. The California Energy Commission list (CEC list) displays RITEK PM Series of modules as eligible modules for California rebates with the PM230 receiving a high PTC rating of 204.6.

The dimensions are the same as the PM220, a silver-framed 220 watt module, at 65.3 inches (L) x 39.4 inches (W) x 1.65 inches (D) and weighing 46.3 pounds.

RITEK’s Polycrystalline boasts TUV, CEC listings and UL 1703 certifications. The centerpiece products in this line are the PM230 (230W) and PM 220 (220 Watts) modules. Ritek offers a reputation for reliability, durability, excellent energy conversion ratios and customizable back sheet colors. Targeted for residential, off-grid solar plants, commercial grid-tied roof systems as well as automated systems this line offers distributors, installers and contractors a wide array of proven options with a performance warranty of 25 years.

If you are interested in becoming an authorized installer or distributor for RITEK Solar modules please contact us at solarsales(at)ritekusa(dot)com.

About Advanced Media, Inc. (RITEK USA)
Advanced Media, Inc. (RITEK USA), founded in 2001 and a subsidiary of RITEK Corporation, has experienced phenomenal annual growth and is already a leading supplier of green and digital storage products in the Americas. Its branded presence Ritek solar offers the industry some of the most advanced solar cells in the market today.

The firm’s commitment to the Green and Solar markets is reflected in its ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 9002, OHSAS 18001, TUV Rheinland Group, UL 1703, CEC and Green mark certifications from the EPA. RITEK’s solar venture PVNext has produced GIGS thin-film solar cells with conversion rates of 17% in the lab. The 2008 strategic alliance with Dutch solar cell provider Scheuten expands RITEK’s R&D as well as production reach.

Founded in 1998, RITEK Corporation has become a world manufacturing leader in the production of CD, DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs, as well as Flash memory including SSDs, displays, plastics, advanced solar cell modules and next generation photovoltaic devices.

Corporate Contact:
Denise Starbird
Advanced Media, Inc / RitekUSA
Tel. 909-861-2269, ext. 208

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