NPE SUN: the photovoltaic cable is covered by the 110%  Superbonus
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The 110% Superbonus is one of the most topical issues in the Italian economic panorama and concerns many citizens who want to improve the energy efficiency of their housing. For this reason, technicians and project planners are committed to finding increasingly precise information to ensure maximum savings for those who wish to take advantage of this benefit.

The energy efficiency measures provided for in the relaunch decree also include photovoltaic systems, covering both design and material costs. This obviously extends to the arteries that transport energy from the panels to the inverter, i.e. the electrical cables dedicated to photovoltaic. The NPE SUN H1Z2Z2-K (Natural Power Energy) cable from La Triveneta Cavi is a product present on the market since a number of years, known and appreciated in Italy and Europe because it meets all the required standards guaranteeing excellent performance and high levels of safety.

La Triveneta Cavi’s solar cable has been designed for the installation of photovoltaic systems in private buildings, but also for the use in public buildings, industrial companies, agricultural installations, lighting systems, etc.  NPE SUN H1Z2Z2-K, RPC (fire reaction class: Eca) and HAR (for use in all European countries) certified, is a cable that offers very high safety standards: flame retardant, LS0H (Low Smoke Zero Halogen), it boasts high resistance to UV rays and low temperatures with a guaranteed life cycle of at least 25 years (EN 60216-1). It is available in Black and in Red colours.

Main features:

– Maximum conductor temperature: 120°

– Guaranteed life cycle: minimum 25 years (EN 60216-1)

– LS0H: Low Smoke Zero Halogen

– Non flame propagant

– Fire reaction class: Eca

– HAR certification

– Excellent flexibility for easy installation

– UV and low temperature resistance

– Rated operational voltage – AC: 1000V and DC: 1500V

– Sections from 1×1.5mm² to 1x120mm²

As reported by, the relaunch decree has established important news in the building renovation scenario for those who invest in the thermal insulation of their homes, in the replacement of winter conditioning systems and in the reduction of seismic risk. The 110% deduction also applies to expenses incurred in carrying out the work, such as the purchase of materials, the design and technical costs, surveys, the installation of scaffolding, the disposal of dismantled materials, VAT, stamp duty and fees for building permits. The 110% superbonus is also available for certain interventions that are carried out in conjunction with at least one of the above-mentioned projects and which, for this reason, are defined as ” driven “. Attention must be paid to the date on which these works are executed, as they are only eligible for the increased 110% deduction if they are carried out in the time period between the date of beginning of work and the date of completion of the so-called ” driving” works.

 Specifically, the superbonus is granted for:

– the installation of photovoltaic systems connected to the electrical network and their integrated storage systems, or the solar photovoltaic systems installed on structures pertaining to buildings;

 In the case of the installation of photovoltaic solar systems connected to the electrical network, the 110% deduction is granted on a maximum expenditure of €48,000 and in any case within the limit of €2,400 for each kWp of nominal power of the photovoltaic solar system for each property unit.The deduction is conditional on the energy not consumed on site or not shared for self-consumption being transferred to the GSE (energy services manager).

The deduction is also available in the event of simultaneous or subsequent installation of storage systems integrated into photovoltaic systems, up to an expenditure limit of €1,000 per kWh of storage capacity of the system. The 110% deduction is available for a lower expenditure limit, i.e. € 1,600 per kWp in case of simultaneous building renovation, new construction or urban restructuring. The deduction is not available if other public incentives and other forms of facilitation of any kind provided for by European, national and regional legislation are received, including guarantee and rotation funds and incentives for on-site exchange.

What are Halogen-Free cables?
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Just browse through our LTC catalogue to see that there are dozens and dozens of Halogen-free cables in our offer, daily requested by wholesalers all around the world. But where does their real need come from? In this article we want to make a bit of history and  an analysis of the current market since, even at this time, the Research and Development department of La Triveneta Cavi is focusing on the design of new CPR Halogen Free cables to ensure more and more security in high-density people buildings.

Identifying Halogen elements

The Halogens, or elements of group 17 of the periodic table, are Fluorine (F), Chlorine (Cl), Bromine (Br), Iodine (I) and Astate (AT). Halogens react with almost all elements of the periodic table and form ionic or covalent compounds that are often used as starting materials for the synthesis of other compounds, both inorganic and organic. Among the applications there is also the production of insulating material, used in transformers and, of course, in electrical cables.


Hazard of halogen elements in cables

Halogen elements, under certain conditions, can promote the spread of a fire and the gases released may cause serious damage to health. In excessive quantities, halogens have an immunosuppressant effect and weaken people’s cognitive and coordination skills.

Historical notes on the hazardousness of halogen elements in electrical cables

According to the well-informed blog, the key event that brought out the danger of halogen elements in power cables was the fire at Kings Cross station in London in 1987. In that catastrophe 32 people died and following investigations showed that the majority of deaths were due to the toxicity of gases and smoke, emitted by electric cables and inhaled by people, rather than to burns or open flames. That was the only time that people died in a fire in the London Tube.

Mandatory use of Halogen Free Cables

As a result of the fire at Kings Cross station, companies, cable installers and safety experts decided not to manufacture or use any more cables containing halogen elements. Soon came the obligation from the authorities that was extended not only to the London Tube and to other stations in general, but in all those buildings or infrastructure, public, private and high-density people, such as cinemas, shopping malls, hospitals, offices, etc..

Continuous development of Halogen Free cables

The obligation to install Halogen Free cables arisen after the metro accident reinforced the growing attention to safety and therefore, in the following years, La Triveneta Cavi began to produce the first LS0H (Trisecur) cables. The recent process of improving safety  has seen the entry into force of the CPR Regulation (2017). Triveneta Cavi has already developed over 90 families of cables certified according to the CPR regulation and continues to develop new ones. Soon we will announce the launch of new Halogen Free cables that, completing our wide range, will add to all the others already in the catalog.


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