Cooperation between SolarEdge, PV module manufacturer ReneSola and Via Solis provides intelligent and optimized modules to Europe.
Hod Hasharon, Israel, Grasbrunn n. Munich, Germany, 19.06.2013. The renowned PV manufacturer ReneSola now offers PV modules with embedded power optimization technology from SolarEdge Technologies. As partner, the Lithuanian module manufacturer Via Solis integrates the SolarEdge power optimizer technology into the prefabricated ReneSola modules, and supervises the distribution of the smart PV modules throughout Europe. The first smart ReneSola PV modules come in wattages of 250 Watt, and will be delivered to first customers at September 2013.
This agreement extends ReneSola's product range to include smart PV modules. Smart ReneSola PV modules with embedded SolarEdge power optimizer technology offer cost saving installation due to fewer components compared with stand-alone optimization solutions. Via Solis' one-stop service for both PV and optimizer components ensures fast and flexible deliveries to the customers. The embedded SolarEdge technology prevents power losses caused by panel mismatch, soiling and partial shading, and thus enable up to 25% more power production. The module-level power optimizers also enable per module performance monitoring for cost efficient and advanced maintenance. The unique SafeDC™ feature of the power optimizers enables automatic DC voltage shutdown, thus ensuring maximum safety for installers, maintenance personnel and firefighters.
Smart modules offer faster ROI
"Our smart ReneSola modules equipped with SolarEdge power optimizer units will provide an even faster ROIs to our customers working with SolarEdge optimization technology. As the product is assembled in Europe by Via Solis, a manufacturer greatly experienced with SolarEdge technology, it will qualify for FIT bonuses for PV components assembled in Europe.", says Florian Dieckmann, Marketing Manager at ReneSola Europe. "Thanks to high speed train connections between China and Lithuania, we are also able to fasten the transport of our products in an environmentally friendly way to our partner Via Solis."
The Lithuanian module manufacturer and provider of PV system solutions has already installed more than 3 MW of PV projects with SolarEdge power optimizers and inverters in Lithuania. "With these new modules we will extend our business throughout Europe", says Rimvydas Karoblis, CEO of Via Solis. "Together with our partners we offer high quality smart modules."
"We are very pleased to have convinced another leading international module manufacturer to integrate our power optimizing technology", says Joachim Nell, General Manager of SolarEdge, Central Europe. "This underlines the increasing importance of flexible system designs, which take into account mismatching between individual modules and hence deliver a higher energy yield."
About SolarEdge Technologies
SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power optimization and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster ROI. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring the performance of each module. The high efficiency SolarEdge inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. The SolarEdge system provides optimal power, flexible design and full roof utilization. Module-level electronics enable enhanced maintenance and increased system safety with the SafeDC™ mechanism. SolarEdge is online at www.solaredge.com.
Established in 2005, ReneSola Ltd. (NYSE: SOL) is a leading global photovoltaic manufacturer with our own R&D team, advanced production equipment and deep production experience. With our innovative technology capabilities and quality products, ReneSola is actively expanding the downstream business, providing integrated solutions for commercial, agricultural and large-scale projects to tirelessly and continuously improve the strategic status of solar energy and to further improve our innovative capability.
About Via Solis
Via Solis was founded in 2009 as SPV Company for manufacturing PV modules and providing PV system solutions. The aim of the company is to become a reliable partner for the global renewable energy industry, and to provide reliable, innovative and advanced technological PV system solutions. The company is constantly focused on participation in different, innovative projects, and on networking at global trade fairs, summits and conferences. Via Solis is a socially responsible company. The company has a close relationship with the academic community and technological research centers in Germany.
EU and local government support gives us an opportunity to become a reliable partner in the rapidly developing solar industry sector. Via Solis is the leader in the Lithuania PV industry.
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