SolarEdge Inverters - Smart Energy Solutions
Every hour, more energy is produced by the Sun than all of us in the world could use in a whole year — clean, limitless, free energy. SolarEdge helps you harvest this energy to power your home. Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, capture, and convert sunlight into clean DC (direct current) electricity. A solar inverter converts the DC electricity into grid compliant AC (alternating current) that powers your home.
Traditional PV Inverters
Traditional PV systems consist of PV modules wired together in a series, much like Christmas tree lights. If a single module underperforms for any reason (cloud-cover, dust or dirt for example), the rest of the modules on that string also underperform, reducing energy production across the whole string.
The SolarEdge PV Solution
In a SolarEdge installation, each PV module is connected to an intelligent electronic chip called a power optimizer. Power optimizers maximize solar energy production from each module separately and therefore reduce power losses. If an individual module underperforms, it won’t affect the performance of any of the other modules in the string. Every SolarEdge system further benefits from advanced monitoring that tracks and reports the performance of every module, and exceptional safety features. A suite of integrated smart energy solutions further maximize your energy production and energy savings.
Why SolarEdge Inverters?
How Can I Benefit From A Commercial SolarEdge Inverter?
A significant number of people have an underperforming or faulty inverter that needs upgrading to a more efficient inverter that performs to a high standard without any failures. We regularly get customers turning to us after they’ve had an inverter installed with a different company only to find they end up getting inverter failures because of the problems their system has.
Another common problem that typically decreases the function of an inverter is the age of it. This is due to older inverters performances being restricted which can reduce the overall production of the panels. investing in Solar Edge means you’ll get the maximum efficiency out of your system without having to worry that if one panel is shaded it will affect the energy the rest of the panels produce, which is a common problem you could face if you decide to choose another inverter on the market or go for a traditional inverter.
- MPPT per entire string - all modules receive the same current, regardless of their individual MPP
- Weak modules reduce the performance of all modules in the string or are bypassed
- Power losses due to module mismatch
- 25 year warranty
- Superior safety
- Increased energy
- Maximum optimization
- Full roof utilisation
What’s Good About The Solar Edge Monitoring System?
SolarEdge Monitoring is an intelligent system that keeps you updated with how your solar is performing and how much energy and power your system is producing over a period of time. The monitoring system allows you to see the amount of energy produced daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.
Monitoring Benefits Broken Down
- 100% economic and technical production visibility.
- Free for 25 years.
- Opportunities for social sharing and access to public display.
- Remote troubleshooting and access to real-time system data and guided root-cause fault analysis
- Easy access from a computer, smartphone, or tablet
- Automatic alerts on system issues
- Comprehensive site-level reporting and analysis tools with an option to schedule automatic reports and export reports
How do solar energy systems work?
Solar energy systems work by collecting the sunlight and converting it into electricity. This is done in two stages. Firstly, photons, particles of light, hit the cells in the solar panel thus knocking electrons free from atoms. This creates the current needed to produce direct current (DC) electricity.
The second stage is then converting DC electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity – the electrical current that the homes and grid use. To do so, the DC current is fed into a solar inverter where it is converted to alternating current (AC), which is used to produce electricity.
SolarEdge - Giving Customers What Competitors Cant
SolarEdge have become increasingly popular in the UK. With more and more customers realizing the unlimited possibilities SolarEdge has to offer sales have gone up dramatically.
How Do Solar Edge Systems Work?
Unlike string inverters when one panel has a low efficiency or goes down due to shading, this will affect the rest of the panels on the system and as a result of this, a considerable amount of energy is lost. Where Solar Edge inverters stand out from the rest on the market is they ensure that even if one of the panels goes down due to shading it won't affect any of the other panels ability to generate and will maintain high efficiency throughout the system.
Solar Edge provides a warranty period of 12 years for their inverters with the opportunity to extend this for even longer as well as a 25-year warranty period for their power optimisers.
SolarEdge Safety & Monitoring Interface
The SolarEdge Safety & Monitoring Interface provides the benefits of module-level safety and monitoring for systems using a non-SolarEdge inverters.
The interface unit collects module performance data measured by each power optimizer and transmits the data to the SolarEdge monitoring server to allow for module-level and system-wide monitoring. It activates the SafeDC™ feature of the power optimizers, which automatically shuts down module DC voltage during AC power shutdown, for safe installation, maintenance and firefighting. This provides multiple advantages when adding SolarEdge power optimizers to existing installations. The Safety and Monitoring Interface can be added at any stage to an existing installation that has SolarEdge power optimizers.
The Safety and Monitoring Interface is compatible with a wide range of non-SolarEdge inverters, certified for outdoor installation and is easy to install.
- Module-level monitoring
- Module safety DC voltage for installer, maintenance and firefighter safety
- Mobile and web-based module performance monitoring
- Communication via RS232, RS485 or Ethernet
- IP65/NEMA 4 - Outdoor installation
Web-Based SolarEdge Monitoring Portal
The web-based SolarEdge monitoring portal provides enhanced PV performance monitoring and yield assurance through immediate fault detection and alerts at module level, string level and system level.
No hardware or wiring is required to transmit data from the power optimizers to the inverter: the monitoring sensors and transmitters are built into the SolarEdge power optimizer and solar inverter, and measurement data is transmitted over the regular power lines.