“Eland Cables remain a few steps ahead of anyone else in their market. Attention to detail, customer service, flexibility, stock holding, bespoke cables, expedited delivery and technical support. It’s all there in abundance. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”
Renewable energy cables
We offer a wide range of cables to the renewable energy industry, some of which have been specifically designed for solar and wind farms, onshore and offshore. Our cable solutions comprise of comprehensive technical support with the cables and cable accessories specification and design, as well as expert logistics to ensure timely delivery to some of the most complex construction sites in the world.
Our renewable energy cables include IEC-approved medium voltage cable and high voltage cables up to 110kV typically used for
the primary connection between the power network and the renewable energy systems. They also include steel wire armoured cables (MV SWA) for power networks typically located outdoors and underground, flexible cables for generator transformers, and tri-rated cables to British (BS), American (UL) and Canadian (CSA) standards for switchgear. For photovoltaic farms, we offer EN 50618 standard solar cables capable of withstanding extreme temperatures.
Playing our part in building a sustainable future
In addition to supplying renewable energy cables manufactured to the relevant British, European and international standards, we help green energy organisations design cables that meet their applications’ specific requirements. This has led us to partner with organisations offering innovative solutions in the field of energy consumption monitoring, optimisation and ultimately reduction. As a result, our cables can be found in a large number of leading grocery store chains around the United Kingdom in installations smoothing their refrigerated areas' energy consumption.
In the UK, our renewable energy cables play an instrumental part in generating power in a number of high-profile land-based and offshore wind farms, including Gwynt yMor, solar farms including Baglan Bay, and on rooftops installations such as those found on Sainsbury's supermarkets across the country. Internationally, we participate in large-scale renewable energy projects in a number of countries every year, such as the Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant in Mauritania. With innovation driving the renewable energy industry, the expertise and creativity of our technical team help increase the output from innovative renewable energy solutions.
Addax Sierra Leone
Construction of a facility to supply up to 15mW of power to the country’s national grid
Complete cable supply for the sugarcane-based sustainable bioenergy project
Eland Cables Solution:
- Eland worked closely with the client’s technical team to determine the correct cables for use in their very demanding application
- Over 20 containers of cables will be provided over a two year period in this multimillion pound requirement
- This landmark renewable energy plant capable of supplying 20% of the needs of the country's national grid was completed on time.
Key FactsRenewable energy cable specialist Complete cable solution on complex project
Construction of the UK's largest solar farm
Requirement:Urgent requirement for 3 kilometres of 33kV cable
Eland Cables Solution:
Eland Cables was in the unique position of being able to deliver the cable to site on the day following order placement
Maintaining the schedule of works for a facility designed to power 14,000 homes while the land on which the solar panels sit continues to be used for grazing
Key FactsSolar cable specialist Fast response time and cable delivery
British Antarctic Survey Antarctica
British Antarctic Survey
Facilities for biodiversity and climate change study
Requirement:Cables and cable accessories that would resist extremely low temperatures and a changeable environment without compromising on performance and safety
Eland Cables Solution:
- Specialist cables and accessories supplied
- Delivery to one of the most remote locations on earth achieved to deadline
The successful provision of specialist cables to this remote location enabled the Survey to set up its facilities in time to proceed with its climate change study.
Key FactsLow temperature cable specialist Expert international logistics capabilities Reliable products and services
Construction of 4 large-scale solar farms with collective power output of 60mW
Complete package of cables for onsite power and connection to the National Grid
Eland Cables Solution:
- Within each of the solar farm sites a network of cables including direct burial power cables and photovoltaic cables were needed to connect the panel arrays. To distribute power around the site, as well as transmit the generated renewable energy back out to the National Grid, a series of power-network approved cables including medium voltage aluminium conductor cables were also required.
- Our technical engineers tested and confirmed all cables were both compliant with relevant Standards and would endure the installation environment for an expected 25 year lifespan
- These cables were then supplied from stock and delivered to each of the four locations on a just-in-time basis to mitigate onsite handling and storage. As an added precaution, the cable drums were supplied with branded protective wrapping to help identify any tampering onsite due to limited security.
Key FactsComplete package of solar cables and accessories Expert technical support Supplied from stock Just-in-time delivery
"Following difficulty with specific cable supply for a business critical project, we turned to Eland Cables. They understood our problem and manufactured and delivered our entire cable requirement within 4 weeks from placement of order. I was impressed with the customer experience received from Eland Cables and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them as a first-class supply partner."
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About Eland Cables
Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.
Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.
Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.
We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.
The Cable Lab®
UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory
The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.
For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.
Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.