SolarEdge provides an intelligent inverter solution that has changed the way power is harvested and managed in solar photovoltaic systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. The SolarEdge portfolio of products includes power optimizers, inverters, storage solutions, and a cloud-based monitoring platform and addresses a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations. The SolarEdge system enables harvesting more solar power from any PV system by effectively removing the known system constraints across the photovoltaic energy space.
The SolarEdge power optimizer is a DC/DC converter which is connected by installers to each PV module or embedded by module manufacturers, replacing the traditional solar junction box. The SolarEdge power optimizers increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually. Furthermore, the power optimizers monitor the performance of each module and communicate performance data to the SolarEdge monitoring portal for enhanced, cost-effective module-level maintenance. Each power optimizer is equipped with the unique SafeDC™ feature which automatically shuts down modules' DC voltage whenever the inverter or grid power is shut down.
The MPPT per module allows for flexible installation design with multiple orientations, tilts and module types in the same string. When working with SolarEdge Inverters, SolarEdge power optimizers automatically maintain a fixed string voltage, allowing installers even greater flexibility with longer strings and strings of different lengths in order to design optimal PV systems. The SolarEdge power optimizers are compatible with c-Si and thin-film modules and have a 25 year warranty.
You can get maximum power from each panel by using the SolarEdge power optimizer. In a PV system, each panel has an individual maximum power point. Differences between panels introduce power losses, for example, Soling, potential future shading, bird droppings, leaves etc. With traditional inverters, the weakest panel reduces the performance of all panels. With SolarEdge, each panel produces the maximum energy, and power losses are eliminated. By connecting a SolarEdge power optimizer to a PV panel it becomes a smart panel. This allows:
• Harvest of up to 25% more energy from each panel
• Constant feedback on the performance of each panel
• Designed to automatically shutdown each panel for maximum safety in case of an emergency
The SolarEdge DC-AC PV inverter is specifically designed to work with the SolarEdge power optimizers. Because MPPT and voltage management are handled separately for each module by the power optimizer, the inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion. Consequently, it is a less complicated, more cost effective, more reliable solar inverter with a standard 12 year warranty, extendable to 20 or 25 years. The fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times (>97% weighted efficiency) independent of string length and temperature. In addition to its functionality as a DC-optimized inverter, the SolarEdge inverter also manages battery and system energy as part of the StorEdge system.
The SolarEdge is a simpler and more reliable inverter than any other on the market:
• Responsible only for DC to AC conversion, as all other functions are handled separately for each panel by the power optimizers
• Small and esthetic
The SolarEdge PV Monitoring Platform is a cloud-based platform that provides module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring.
The solar monitoring software provides enhanced maintenance of PV systems and yield assurance.
The platform automatically provides alerts for accurate and immediate fault detection, localized on a virtual site map for on-site and remote troubleshooting at the module level. Module performance is communicated across existing power lines, so no extra wiring is required. By displaying real-time performance data for each module, the monitoring portal allows:
• Full visibility of your system’s performance
• Automatic alerts on system issues
• Easy access from a computer, smartphone, or tablet
1. VIEW YOUR SYSTEM’S PERFORMANCE FROM ANYWHERE
Full visibility of system performance Monitor the performance of each panel in your system to secure your long-term investment Get updates anytime, anywhere using free iPhone and Android applications
2. SUPERIOR SAFETY SOLUTION
PV systems are safe and pose no danger to people or property However, with a traditional inverter, as longas the sun is up, PV wires are energized with high DC voltages With SolarEdge, whenever AC power is off,DC wires are designed to automatically de-energize providing automatic protection to installers, maintenance personnel, firefighters and property
3. SYSTEM LIFETIME WARRANTY
Power optimizers - 25-year warranty Inverter - 12-year standard warranty,extendable to 20/25 years Monitoring - free for system lifetime
In June 2016, SolarEdge won the Intersolar Award in Photovoltaic. The Intersolar AWARD recognizes innovative technical products and solutions. SolarEdge won the award for its HD-Wave technology inverter. Representing one of the most significant leaps in solar technology in the past 20 years, SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter technology is a novel power conversion topology that significantly decreases inverter size and weight while also achieving record efficiency.