Intersolar Europe, HOD HASHARON, ISRAEL & LOGNES, FRANCE: SolarEdge Technologies, a provider of Distributed Solar Power Harvesting and PV monitoring solutions, is expanding its activity in France with Solelux Toiture, one of the top 3 residential integrators in France.
Since the beginning of the year Solelux installed hundreds of SolarEdge systems monthly, up to 3kWp each. The company expects to accelerate the rate of installations, reaching 10MWp installations by the end of 2010.
The SolarEdge power harvesting solution includes PowerBoxes, which are module-integrated power optimizers, multi-string solar inverters and a solar monitoring software. This unique end-to-end solution is especially beneficial for residential installations, which account for over 90% of the French PV market, as it enables faster return on investment through production of up to 25% more energy from PV installation and reduction of maintenance costs and complexities.
The SolarEdge solution also provides the industry’s first fully automatic solution for electrocution prevention and fire safety. This exceptional solution is built-in to the PowerBoxes and requires no added hardware, cost, or manual operation. As the demand for PV installations in France increases, so is the public awareness of PV safety.
With the new safety regulations enforced by the National Committee for the Safety of Electricity Users (CONSUEL), the SolarEdge solution is even more attractive to the French system owner and highly compatible with the French market.
“The ease and speed in which Solelux’s highly capable team adapted our system, and the enthusiasm in which the product is received by the system owners, strengthen the positioning of this solution as a perfect match for the French market,” said Zvi Lando, VP Global Sales of SolarEdge.
Fabrice Pierron, VP at Solelux Group said: “We discovered the SolarEdge technology in September 2009 and have been installing their system with for our clients since January 2010. Our experience with SolarEdge demonstrates that their technology is very attractive for classic rooftop installations.
“Furthermore, the SolarEdge architecture opened up additional opportunities to install PV systems in places which have so far proved to be very problematic due to shading, orientation, and difference in inclination, to name only a few.
“After the installation of several hundred systems, we are confident that SolarEdge provides solutions that solve major power conversion problems, rendering our installations much more reliable over time. In addition, we have found a true partner with whom we are currently developing new products and distribution options in France."