What Sets SolarEdge Inverter Systems Apart
The unique DC Optimiser Inverter design is the key point of difference between SolarEdge systems and solar systems from other providers.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems traditionally adopt either a ‘string’ or ‘microinverter’ design:
String inverter systems: Multiple PV panels are connected on a single ‘string’ which makes them cost-effective, however if one panel is shaded, dirty or damaged, it will affect the efficiency of every panel on the entire string.
Microinverter systems: A microinverter is installed on each individual PV panel which allows you to control each panel individually to maximise energy harvesting, however they typically cost a lot more than string set-ups.
The SolarEdge system combines the best of both worlds by splitting the traditional inverter functionality into two core components—the power optimiser and a simplified inverter.
Power optimisers are pre-installed on each PV panel, transforming them into intelligent panels which provide panel level tracking and real-time adjustments of current and voltage (functions which aren’t generally available with string systems).
The PV system is combined with a simplified inverter (which is similar to a traditional inverter), which also includes a cloud-based monitoring platform to provide comprehensive performance data at the panel, string, inverter and system level, making it easier to detect and diagnose any faults and analyse performance.
The system also includes enhanced safety features which allow you to minimise DC voltage output when needed.