How Important is Wire / Cable to Distributors?

Wire and cable is a core product category for electrical distributors. And much of it, as everyone knows, is driven by copper pricing (with aluminum consumption also influenced by the price of copper.)

Copper has experienced a wild ride in 2022. It started the year at $4.42. It reached its height on March 4th at $4.94 and its bottom at $3.24 on July 13th.

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Finding Balance: The Role of Balance of System in Delivering More Efficient and Cost-Effective PV Installations

Over the past decade, the story of utility-scale solar has been one of increasing energy efficiency and decreasing costs. But as photovoltaic (PV) technology matures, these gains are seeing diminishing returns. There have been huge leaps in technology and drops in cost across the entire solar balance of system (BOS), not just in panels and inverters. BOS typically encompasses everything but the solar panel module itself: inverters, racking and trackers, cable management, batteries, and storage, even software and labor costs. Underlying and tying together all these systems is a solar plant’s physical and electrical infrastructure. Going forward, BOS will play a larger role in increasing the performance and minimizing the cost of commercial-scale PV installations.2 While there is plenty of room for individual improvements in solar infrastructure, examining BOS, as a whole, can help uncover opportunities. Physical and electrical infrastructure connects and underpins the entirety of any solar installation and is an ideal lens through which to approach BOS.

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Published twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of every month Canadian Electrical Wholesaler is the voice of the electrical channel in Canada. The editorial focus of CEW is a solid mix of features, news, articles and product information. Key aspects are peers and profiles and in-depth best management practices ensuring every issue is read from branch level right up to head offices. Simply put we provide the need to know business information including the latest trends, new market opportunities, sales techniques and operational analysis to distribution professionals written by those who live this business and published by Kerrwil founded in 1964 to serve the electrical industry in Canada.