Photovoltaic Energy

Photovoltaic Energy

SolarEdge provides next generation power conversion electronics that effectively remove the known system constraints across the photovoltaic energy space. Our Smart DC ASIC technology and active electronics enable cost-efficient increased production of clean, grid-ready energy. SolarEdge Technologies presents a unique, patent-pending distributed solar power harvesting system, comprised of the following elements:

SolarEdge PowerBox™

The SolarEdge PowerBox is a power optimizer integrated into each module, replacing the traditional solar junction box. The PowerBox maximizes energy output from each and every module through constant tracking of Maximum Power Point individually per module. Further, the PowerBoxes automatically maintain a fixed string voltage, allowing optimal efficiency of the SolarEdge inverter and giving installers greater flexibility to design optimal PV systems. The PowerBox also communicates module performance to enable module-level monitoring.

SolarEdge PV Inverter

The SolarEdge Inverter is a highly reliable DC-AC multi-string PV inverter. Because MPPT and voltage management are handled separately for each module by the PowerBoxes, the inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion. Consequently, it is a less complicated, more reliable solar inverter. The fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times (>97% weighted efficiency), independent of string length and temperature.

SolarEdge PV Monitoring Portal

A web-based application provides module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring. The solar monitoring software automatically provides alerts for accurate fault detection, localization and remote troubleshooting at the panel-level. Module performance is communicated across existing power lines, so no extra wiring is required. SolarEdge monitoring can be deployed in conjunction with the PowerBox, or separately to monitor existing solar installations.

Additional Information

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