SolarEdge Solar – The Future of Renewable Energy
Some of the features that now come standard with all SolarEdge systems include:
- Panel-level output to increase output & performance
- Home automation! Send excess solar power into your hot water, air conditioner or pool, and control it all from your phone
- Panel-level monitoring free for the life of your system
SolarEdge solar offers the most advanced technology available, maximising performance, safety, longevity and reliability.
One of the biggest limitations with a standard system is that the panels are installed in series, meaning that the system will always perform at the rate of the worst performing panel. This means that partial shade on even just one panel can have a large impact on the output of a system.
According to Renewable Energy World, shading of as little as 9% of a solar system connected to a central inverter, can lead to a system-wide decline in power output with as much as 54%.
It is not just the shade from trees that can affect solar output. Bird droppings and dust, as well as shade from chimneys and power lines, can all affect solar output.
Solar panels are manufactured with a built-in power tolerance of +5W. This means in practice that a panel manufactured as a 290W panel may have an output of up to 295W.
A SolarEdge solar system can take advantage of this extra power, which means more solar power is generated to help you further reduce your power bill.
Solar Battery Compatible
SolarEdge solar systems feature full battery compatibility, which allows you to add a solar battery such as the LG Chem when they become available. With a solar storage system, you will be able to store solar power to further reduce your power bills and increase your energy independence.
The world is changing. Join the transition to renewable energy and run your home on solar power. Solar storage allows households to:
- Store excess solar power to use during the evening
- Protect your household with backup power. Run your home during a power outage.
SolarEdge systems with DC-coupled battery storage feature full consumption monitoring, providing insights into how much solar you are producing, how much power you are using in the home and the battery’s charge statistics over time. The video below shows these functions in action:
SolarEdge allows our solar technicians to design panel arrays across multiple roof areas – Across both different orientations and angles.
If you use most of your power in the afternoon, it can be beneficial to have panels facing both north and west to distribute the output of solar power across the day. This avoids having a big peak of solar power in the middle of the day, making it easier to use a larger percentage of the solar power as it is generated, hence increasing the value of your system.
SolarEdge solar systems are truly expandable, limited only by your roof space and the size of the installed inverter. If a panel needs to be replaced in the future, you will not need to match the new panel to your existing array. This allows you to future-proof technological advancements over the coming years. For example, you may find that in 3 years’ time 350W panels are the market standard!
Module Level System Monitoring
DC optimisers allow for panel-level optimisation of your solar power system for increased performance and flexibility. DC optimisers can increase output by up to 25% for each panel and provide constant feedback through internet-connected system monitoring.
SolarEdge solar systems include panel-level monitoring. The system is connected to the internet to provide real-time output data that can be accessed from anywhere. The monitoring web-based portal can be accessed from any browser, smartphone or tablet using the Opera Mobile or Firefox web browsers.
Solar power systems are safe and pose no risk to people or property when installed correctly. With a standard inverter, as long as the sun is up the system will be sending DC power to the inverter. With a SolarEdge system, DC wires are designed to automatically de-energise, providing protection to homeowners and to protect technicians during maintenance.
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