USA: SolarEdge Technologies, a leading global provider of end-to-end solar power optimization systems and monitoring solutions, 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 percent 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.