A well designed solar system can save you thousands of dollars and significantly increase output by over-sizing the panel array compared to the SolarEdge inverter. We call this Supersizing Your Solar.
Solar power is an investment that rewards you with decades of lower power bills, and a well-designed system can mean bigger savings over the long run. Let’s get into the details and find out how you can save thousands off your solar power quote by adding additional solar panels to a SolarEdge inverter.
Supersize Your SolarEdge System
To maximise system efficiency, we want the system to reach it’s maximum output as quickly as possible and then stay there for as long as possible. By adding additional solar panels to a SolarEdge inverter, your system will generate more power in the morning, reach maximum output sooner, work at maximum output for longer and produce more power later into the afternoon. The downside is that on the best days of the year, the system’s output will be slightly clipped for a short period of time. By adding panels to your SolarEdge System, we can significantly increase system output and distribute this output more evenly across the day.
In winter and on days when the weather is not ideal for solar, over-sizing the inverter will give you more power across the day as the output will typically not be clipped as illustrated below:
On the days where some clipping does occur, the loss is for the most part made up by the fact that you have more panels outputting more power in the morning and during the afternoon. Furthermore, the STC government rebate is based on the size of the panel array, not the inverter, so the price of the additional panels is significantly offset by the increased government rebate.
A SolarEdge system can be oversized by around 30%, which means that for a 5kW system we can install a panel array of up to around 6.5 kW.
If you have any questions regarding how to Supersize Your Solar, please call the Solaray Team today on 1300 221 586. We would be happy to help recommend the best option for your home or business that not only maximises output but that also helps you save money.