NEW COMMERCIAL-GRADE INVERTERS AND A NEW POWER OPTIMIZER DELIVER UNPRECEDENTED DESIGN FLEXIBILITY, AFFORDABILITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Fremont, California – May 22, 2013 – SolarEdge Technologies, a leading global provider of end-to-end solar power optimization systems and monitoring solutions, today unveiled a new line of products for commercial applications in the North America market. The new offering includes: a line of 3-phase solar inverters from 9kW to 20kW in size; a 600W capable power optimizer enabling a two-to-one connection for 60 cell modules; and a new gateway for site communication and PV monitoring.
Implementing the new line of commercial inverters will enable greatly simplified photovoltaic (PV) system design and lower installation costs. The new line of 3-phase inverters lets designers install significantly longer module strings than with traditional inverters lowering electrical labor and component count by half. These inverters reach a high weighted CEC efficiency of up to 98% due to a fixed string voltage design that ensures optimal dc/ac conversion.
Supporting two 60-cell crystalline solar modules, the new 600W power optimizer builds on SolarEdge's high-efficiency electronics offerings, reaching a maximum efficiency of 99.5 percent. By taking the maximum power point (MPP) trackers out of the inverters and putting them into the power optimizers, SolarEdge can optimize the PV system by increasing energy harvest, offering module level monitoring and enhancing system safety.
"Lower LCOE [levelized cost of energy] with a differentiated and optimized solution is the key to winning in the commercial market," said Peter Mathews, Vice President of Sales for SolarEdge North America. "Improved energy harvest, superior operation and maintenance capabilities, and a simplified system design have already led to the successful installation of 150MW of 3 phase systems in Europe and we expect to encounter similar high demand in North America".
About SolarEdge Technologies
SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power optimization and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster return on investment. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring the performance of each module. Moreover, a fixed DC string voltage is maintained, allowing optimal efficiency of the SolarEdge PV inverter, which is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. As a result, the SolarEdge system provides optimal power, flexible design and full roof utilization. Module-level and whole-system visibility enhance PV monitoring and maintenance capabilities, and the unique SafeDC™ mechanism shuts down module voltage during installation, maintenance and firefighting for greater safety. SolarEdge is online at www.solaredge.us