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Power Optimiser Panel Add-on

Power Optimizer Module Add-on

The SolarEdge power optimiser is a DC/DC converter which is connected by installers to each solar panel, turning them into smart panels. The SolarEdge power optimisers increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each panel individually. Furthermore, the power optimisers monitor the performance of each panel and communicate performance data to the SolarEdge monitoring platform for enhanced, cost-effective panel-level maintenance. Each power optimiser is equipped with the unique SafeDC™ feature which automatically reduces panels' DC voltage to a safe level whenever the inverter or grid power is shut down (unless connected to a StorEdge inverter operating in backup mode).

The MPPT per panel allows for flexible installation design with multiple orientations, tilts and panel types in the same string.  When working with SolarEdge inverters, the power optimisers automatically maintain a fixed string voltage, allowing installers even greater flexibility with longer strings and strings of different lengths in order to design optimal PV systems. The SolarEdge power optimisers are compatible with c-Si, thin-film, and high current panels, and have a 25-year warranty.

The following power optimiser models are available:

P320-P505 Power Optimisers.

Connected by installers to the PV panel and compatible with a wide range of panels

Power Optimiser Model

Module Power (1) Module Voc Typical Module Compatibility
P320 (2)(3) ≤320W ≤48V 60-cell panels
P370 (2) ≤370W ≤60V High power 60-cell and 72-cell panels
P404 (2) ≤405W ≤80V 60-cell and 72-cell, short strings
P405 (2) ≤405W ≤125V Thin film panels
P500 (2) ≤500W ≤80V 96-cell panels
P505 ≤505W ≤83V High current modules including bi-facial panels
(1) Rated STC power of the module. Module of up to +5% power tolerance allowed.
(2) Also available with a frame-mounted bracket. Please contact SolarEdge for more information.
(3) Dual input for parallel connection of two panels; when connecting a single panel to the power optimiser (in case of odd number of panels in the string) seal the unused input connectors with the supplied pair of seals.

 

P650-P850 Commercial Power Optimisers.

Commercial solution connecting two panels per power optimiser, for lower installation costs

Power Optimiser Model Panel Power (1) Panel Voc Typical Panel Compatibility
P650 (2) ≤650W ≤96V 2 x 60-cell PV panels
P730 (2) ≤730W ≤125V 2 x 72-cell PV panels
P800p (3) ≤800W ≤83V Parallel connection of 2 x 96-cell 5’’ PV panels
P850 (2) ≤850W ≤120V Series connection of 2 x high power or bi-facial panels
(1) (Rated combined STC power of 2 panels connected in series (for the P800p, connected in parallel). Panel of up to +5% power tolerance allowed.
(2) P650 replaced the P600; P730 replaced the P700; P850 replaced the P800s. Each pair can be used interchangeably and can be connected in the same string.
(3) Dual input for parallel connection of two panels; when connecting a single panel to the power optimiser (in case of odd number of panels in the string) seal the unused input connectors with the supplied pair of seals.

 

Feature Highlights:

  • Per-panel Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), with MPPT per two panels using commercial power optimisers
  • Superior efficiency (99.5% peak efficiency, 98.8% weighted efficiency)
  • Mitigates all types of panels mismatch-loss, from manufacturing tolerance, to partial shading and aging
  • Designed for extreme environmental conditions
  • 25-year reliability and warranty
  • Advanced, real-time performance measurement
  • Automatic panel DC voltage shut-down for installer and firefighter safety
  • Connected by installers to c-Si, thin-film, and high current (including bi-facial) panels
  • Available as frame mounted in advance, for quicker installation
     
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