Solar and PV Cable

Galaxy is a leading supplier of custom and stock solar and photovoltaic (PV) cables.

Solar and PV Cable

Residential Solar PanelsGalaxy is a leading supplier of custom and stock solar and photovoltaic (PV) cables. Galaxy can supply various types of solar and PV cables, both stock and custom, in various AWG sizes, voltage ratings, compounds, shielding constructions, and conductor counts. Galaxy can also recommend the correct solar and PV cables for specific applications.

What is Solar and PV Cable?

Solar and photovoltaic cables are those that are used for the transmission of power in a solar or PV installation. These cables are specific for the solar and PV industry and thus have certain approvals that are required. Commonly called USE-2 or PV cable, solar cables are required for all solar installations. Common insulation and jacket materials used for solar and PV cables are:

  • Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)
  • Ethylene propylene rubber (EPR)
  • Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE)

Solar and PV Applications

Solar and PV cable applications are primarily used in residential and large scale solar farms. The specific areas that these cables are used for in these applications include:

  • Panel to Combiner Box
  • Combiner Box to Power Inverter
  • Power Inverter to Transformer

Galaxy Differentiators / Advantages for Solar and PV Cable

Galaxy can supply solar and PV cables with low minimum production quantities and competitive lead times.


Galaxy offers solar and PV cable with the following features:

  • UL Ratings
  • Shielding
  • Double Jacketing
  • Aluminum Conductors


Solar and PV cable from Galaxy is available with the following materials:

  • Various jacketing materials
  • Various insulation materials
  • Various shielding materials and types

Solar and PV Cable Technical Specifications

Galaxy offers solar and PV cable in the following ranges of technical specifications:

  • Gauge: 18 AWG to 500 MCM
  • Voltage: 600 Volts
  • Temperature: -40⁰C to +90⁰C

FAQs about High Voltage Wire or Cable

What does USE-2 stand for?

Solar or PV cable is typically referred to as USE-2 cable. USE-2 stands for Underground Service Entrance and the -2 refers to the cable being rated to 90⁰C and that it can be used in a wet environment.

Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Solar and PV Cable

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with solar cables,photovoltaic cables and USE-2 cables.