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While the default settings for PVWatts are designed to represent central inverters, with some modifications the tool can also be used to model SolarEdge Optimized Inverters. Here is what you need to know:
“The customer is very happy with the safety due to SolarEdge’s power optimizers and SafeDC functionality,” explains Carlos Watemberg, Director of Makbi.
In response to requests from installers, we wanted to put all of our latest grounding techniques into one single document. We are excited to announce many new grounding options available to support the growing number of racking solutions on the market.
“We chose SolarEdge for this large project due to the amount of flexibility it offered for the array design. We anticipate that SolarEdge will increase our energy production and add to the value of the system.” Zak Poston, Director of Operations, Sunlight Solar Energy.
As a SolarEdge installer, you already know that an Optimized Inverter System can increase revenue, decrease expenses and minimize risk for your business. But how is the SolarEdge advantage best explained to homeowners? Here’s a breakdown of the benefits.
It's December in Northern California and we just had our largest storm in the last five years. What better way to celebrate with the team that has done an outstanding job selling SolarEdge than going surfing.
Here are the two questions I repeatedly get asked from the solar community, “Where do I buy SolarEdge’s optimized inverter solution?” and “Are those actually employees in the holiday video?”
During the week of October 20th in Las Vegas, the desert oasis flooded in neon lights and Elvis impersonators, 15,000 solar energy professionals from around the world attended Solar Power International.
You just completed your first SolarEdge project! Now it is time to register your first system. To do that, you will need to create an account. Once the account is created, every new site you install will be connected to that account giving you a bird’s eye view of your entire fleet’s performance.
1. Was haben Sie gerade gemacht als Sie von Ihrem Gewinn erfahren haben? Wie haben Sie davon erfahren? Natürlich war ich überrascht und habe mich gefreut, dass ich gewonnen habe. Nachdem ich auch nicht gezielt am Gewinnspiel teilgenommen hatte. Wir waren sehr früh auf dem SolarEdge Intersolar Stand, da wir für einen Kunden wegen eines SolarEdge Wechselrichters etwas zu klären hatten. Ein SolarEdge Mitarbeiter hat uns dann noch gefragt, ob wir an dem Gewinnspiel teilnehmen möchten. Was daraus wurde ist ja bekannt. Den Anruf bekam ich am Freitagabend, nachdem ich den ersten Anruf nicht entgegennehmen konnte, weil ich noch bei einem Kunden war. Danach bekam ich d
Die weltweit größte Messe der Solarwirtschaft, war auch in diesem Jahr, mit rund 44.000 Besuchern, wieder ein voller Erfolg für die Austeller! Auf der Intersolar Europe in München stellten 1.100 Hersteller, Zulieferer, Handels-und Dienstleistungsunternehmen aus 48 Ländern ihre neuesten Entwicklungen und technischen Innovationen aus den Bereichen Photovoltaik und Solarthermie vor. Sie bietet eine gute Gelegenheit, den Kunden persönlich zu begegnen, von ihnen ein direktes Feedback zu bekommen und interessante Diskussionen zu führen.
How did MLPEs become the dominant inverter choice in the US residential solar industry? A review of the evolution of the US solar industry sheds light on the adoption of MLPEs and the market’s future direction.
As Spring welcomes more feet to the rooftop and one more panel is installed, let’s review one of the last steps in your system build: how to label the newly commissioned SolarEdge array.
In the past year, US residential PV system sizes have grown by an average of 20 percent from a 5kW system to a 6kW system. Meanwhile, PV system prices have dropped by about 10 cents/watt per quarter. What is the best way for a solar company to weather these transitions? Our analysis into this question has yielded some amazing results and an opportunity for solar companies to boost profits by as much as 30 percent!
We are excited to put away the party hats and noise makers and get back to work helping installers in the New Year. A new year is a moment to analyze the road traveled and the pathway forward. Let’s take a look at 2014’s most popular resolutions and see how SolarEdge can help you achieve your goals. Think of SolarEdge as your personal trainer/financial consultant that will guide you on your journey to success.
Hi! My name is Ariel. I started working at SolarEdge about 10 months ago and this was my first time shooting the holiday clip. I had a great time participating and I would love to share some of my experiences with you...
Hello! My name is Josh. I have been at SolarEdge for about 1 year. I had a great experience taking part in this year's clip and I want to share some highlights from shooting...
One thing I can say about the music for this year’s video, the decision to go with Gangnam Style was easy and almost unanimous. So we had a song and we had a concept – we wanted to do the solar dance, something fun and happy that everyone can relate to. We also knew we want it to include SolarEdge employees only. No professional actors, singers, dancers. But then we thought – seriously? We don’t have employees that are actors, singers, dancers. Will our engineers, salesmen and operation staff be willing to participate? Will they manage to do it nicely?
"A major advantage of the SolarEdge system is this: with snow accumulation on the panels, conventional string inverter production will be significantly compromised; with the SolarEdge system, those panels not affected by snow coverage can continue at full production. This has much the same advantage as we see with microinverter systems but at a lower cost as we deploy larger systems and realize a higher energy yield. I'm looking at deploying many more systems using SolarEdge technologies for years to come." George denHaan, Professional Engineer and owner of Sashaan Solar, Toronto ~ www.sashaan.com
What an exciting show for SolarEdge at Intersolar Europe 2012 in Munich, Germany. The months of preparation for Intersolar were busy, preparing the new product offerings, designing a booth that will accommodate all our needs, unveiling the new homepage and submitting the nomination for the Intersolar Award for Innovation in the Photovoltaic category.
I have been working at SolarEdge for a few months now as an electrical engineer. I noticed that at SolarEdge tight schedules and piles of responsibilities didn’t seem to come at the expense of a fun working environment, clearly generated by its employees. I understood that this environment was the real engine driving the company forward. It might be inappropriate for an engineer like myself to say, but it is the most powerful engine I know.
The team at SolarEdge got a solar treat yesterday when Mr. Louis Palmer and his Solartaxi decided to pay us a visit at our Israel based office. Employees got very excited as Mr. Palmer and his solar cell powered car pulled into the entrance of the Hod Hasharon high-tech zone. The lunchtime visit gave the team a chance to take a closer look at the eco-friendly vehicle and a few lucky ones even got to take the car for a test drive.
The massive presence of exhibitors from the PV market at this year’s EcoBuild exhibition speaks volumes of the UK PV market’s newfound growth. SolarEdge brings to the UK the technology that addresses the challenges facing the segment most favored by the fresh FiT.
With the holiday season upon us and SolarEdge celebrating its 4th anniversary, we decided to send our partners, colleagues and friends a special greeting. Something that will represent the spirit and values of the company, and will bring big smiles to the faces of those who receive it.
SolarEdge wishes you a happy holiday season and plenty of love that comes from the sun!
In 1880 Margarete Steiff founded the famous German plush toy company Steiff, which was, and still is, distinguished by its high quality products and high prices. In 1902 Steiff invented the teddy bear of which it manufactured 974,000 copies right away. Today, a century later, most of the worldwide plush toy demand is met by Asian companies and sold at more affordable prices. The process which Steiff and the like experienced over the course of a century was experienced by photovoltaic module manufacturing companies within a decade
An issue sparking much debate in recent years is that of climate change. On the one hand we have Al Gore and the majority of scientists saying we must do something before it’s too late, on the other hand we have the skeptics who say there is no climate change, and in between we have people saying climate change is real but not man-made, or people who are altogether indifferent.
With 14.6 GW of solar installations worldwide just this year, solar power has never been more popular. As new countries pass legislation to open up more markets to PV installations, the life of an installer becomes busier and busier. To combat the hectic schedules, SolarEdge developed 3 tools for its installers: the Site Design, Mapping and Configuration Tools.
Mr. Eitan Reem who lives in the peaceful Kfar Vradim village in northern Israel, wanted to join the constantly increasing community of home owners and farmers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their roofs. He approached Solgal Energy, one of the leading PV installers in Israel who reviewed the house’s position and design and recommended the installation of a 4kW system on the southern façade of the roof. The Israeli FiT allows installation of systems up to 15kW on residential roofs, which prompted Dov Kotlar, Solgal’s CEO, to examine the possibility of utilizing the entire roof area to install a maximum capacity system.
In recent posts we spoke about fire risks associated with PV systems and about the attractiveness of PV systems to thieves. Well, we’d like to mention one more menace… electric arcs.
Wow! It has been a fantastic show! The last few weeks were quite hectic with preparations and excitement towards the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich. As soon as we got there we instantly switched gear from intense behind-the-scenes office work to round-the-clock face to face sessions with new and old customers and friends.
So by now almost everybody knows why solar energy is good (e.g. these 10 good reasons), but not many consider the potential risks related to traditional PV installations. It is important to remember that DC voltage is generated by PV panels as long as the sun is up, even when grid power is down.
Installing a PV solar system is an exciting opportunity to get energy from a free and natural energy source - our sun. But are we really getting the maximum power out of our PV installation?
Recently we’ve been privileged to take part in bringing light into people's lives in one of the world’s poorest regions. I just returned from a trip to Uganda with JHA, an American NGO that brings sustainable technologies to rural African villages. Please review a photo journal of our mission inside this blog entry
So we have a new blog, and we told you about our experiences from PV conferences around the globe, but we didn’t take the time yet, to explain who we are and what we do. To get all these answers you will have to keep following our blog, but I would like to start with a short but comprehensive description of the SolarEdge system and its benefits.
I spent the end of last week in sunny Phoenix Arizona at the 3rd Annual AEE Solar Dealer Conference. Emphasis on sunny, as I had to shed 3 layers of clothing upon arrival, after flying in from the freezing East coast.
I’ve spent three sunlit days last week in Eilat-Eilot 3rd International Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition. Over 2,000 visitors from around the globe flocked to one of the sunniest places on Earth, including Israeli and foreign ministers, European and US renewables policy makers, PV experts and financial leaders, executives from global solar companies and local innovative start-ups.
Welcome to the new SolarEdge blog! We have started this blog in order to provide you with refreshing perspective on PV market news, trends and innovations. We are also going to use this platform to have our best experts share their experiences, ideas and knowledge of the global PV arena. Please feel free to share with us your thoughts and impressions of our posts, to post comments and to raise questions.