Flexible Solar Solutions highly recommends the SolarEdge Inverter System as it allows us and our customers to monitor solar arrays. It also makes troubleshooting a whole lot easier and less expensive.
The System has three basic components; 1) Power Optimizers that are installed on each solar panel, 2) Inverters which can be mounted indoors or outdoors, and 3) a Web Monitoring System that you can check using your computer or smart phone.
Solar Edge Power Optimizers
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.
Single Phase Inverters
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.
Solar Edge Monitoring Systems
The SolarEdge PV Monitoring Portal is a web-based application that provides module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring. The solar monitoring software provides enhanced maintenance of PV systems and yield assurance. The portal 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 saving both time and money.
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A few of our Solar Edge Live Eye Installs for you to peruse.
Solar Edge Videos
SolarEdge is the leading global provider of end-to-end solar power optimization systems and monitoring solutions, for maximum solar power harvesting and faster return on investment. Below are two videos that point out the many Benefits of SolarEdge and provide us with some Critical Comparisons.