A fully-functional site network carries data and commands to and from intelligent devices throughout the site (e.g. Inverters, RIGs, Meters, MET stations).
Often, the fiber ring and patch panels are installed by the site contractor. The network drop bridges between each intelligent device and the patch panel. There is typically one network drop required for each inverter skid (in a PV plant). Like links in a chain, the reliability and integrity of the system relies on the availability of these network drops.
The network drop typically includes a fiber ring switch, power supply, protective cabinet, and patch cables. As an option, Trimark can add UPS/battery to each drop to provide temporary ride through in case of a power outage. Trimark assembles network drops in our U.L. listed panel shop.