Photovoltaics Success story

Against great odds: Solar power in the Antarctic


Connection of solar modules for safe power transmission under harsh environmental conditions

  • Safe and reliable operation
  • Easy installation
  • Internationally certified with IEC, UL, JET, cTÜVus
  • Suited for use in harsh environments
  • Proven, low-loss MULTILAM technology


  • Reliable, high-quality connection withstanding harshest climatic conditions (extreme temperatures, strong winds and saline environment)
  • Trustful,  long-standing business partner relation
  • On-site consulting through global service network
The Antarctic makes great demands on the crew and the equipment of the Artigas Base. To successfully install PV power, all components must withstand harshest environmental conditions.
Challenging environmental conditions: low temperatures, strong winds
Successfully installing PV at the Artigas Base: PV connectors from Stäubli Electrical Connectors ensure reliable and safe power transfer.
MC4-Evo 2 connectors from Stäubli defy harsh environments
Uruguay maintains a research base in the Antarctic: The Artigas base is home to ten research scientists and 15 crew members in summer.