SolarEdge was founded in 2006 and has a market share of over 70% in the power optimising sector.
The SolarEdge portfolio of products includes power optimisers, highly efficient PV inverters and a web portal for module-level monitoring and fault detection. 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 DC-AC PV inverter is specifically designed to work with the SolarEdge power optimisers. Because MPPT and voltage management are handled separately for each module by the power optimiser, 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.
The SolarEdge power optimiser 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 optimisers increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually. Furthermore, the power optimisers monitor the performance of each module and communicate performance data to the SolarEdge monitoring portal for enhanced, cost-effective module-level maintenance. Each power optimiser 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. SolarEdge power optimisers have a 25 year warranty.
SolarEdge Solution with Backup
SolarEdge’s StorEdge DC coupled storage solution automatically provides homeowners with backup power in case of grid interruption, and allows home owners to maximize self-consumption for maximum energy independence. Unused PV power is stored in a battery and used during a power outage or when PV production is insufficient. When there is a power outage, a combination of PV and battery is used to power important loads such as the refrigerator, TV, lights and AC outlets, day or night. The solution is based on a single inverter for PV, storage and backup power.
As well as its normal functionality as a PV inverter, the SolarEdge inverter manages the battery and system energy. (Any SolarEdge PV inverter produced after 2013 can be upgraded with StorEdge™.)
This specially developed interface allows selected batteries and then connect with a SolarEdge inverter. It makes for an easy installation and can be used to upgrade existing SolarEdge systems. It is also designed to eliminate DC voltage and current during installation, maintenance, and firefighting.
The SolarEdge meter is used for battery integration and for production / consumption readings for Feed-in Limitation.
Segens SolarEdge portfolio includes power optimisers and PV inverters with high efficiency and ultimate flexibility.