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Power Optimiser Panel 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:

P300-P505 Power Optimiser

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

Power Optimiser Model

Panel Power

Panel Voc 

Typical Panel Compatibility

P300*                                               

≤300W

≤48V

60-cell panels

P370*

≤370W

≤60V

High power 60-cell and 72-cell panels

P500*

≤500W ≤80V 96-cell panels

P404*

≤405W

≤80V

60-cell and 72-cell, short strings 
P505 ≤505W ≤83V High current panels including bifacial panels

P405**

≤405W ≤125V Thin film panels
* Also available with frame mounted bracket; can be mounted in advance for quicker installation. Download datasheet
** Dual input for parallel connection of two panels; single input version is available and should be used when connecting a single panel to the optimiser (in case of odd number of panels in the string or when using panels that are compatible only in a single-panel configuration)

 

P600-P850 Commercial Power Optimisers

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

Power Optimiser Model

Panel Power

Panel Voc

Typical Panel Compatibility

P600                                                 

≤600W*

≤96V

2 x 60-cell PV panels

P700

≤730W*

≤125V

2 x 72-cell PV panels

P800p (for parallel connection)**

≤800W*

≤83V

Parallel connection of 2 x 96-cell 5’’ PV panels

P800s (for series connection)

≤800W*

≤120V

Series connection of 2 x high power or bi-facial panels
* Rated combined STC power of 2 panels connected in series. Panel of up to +5% power tolerance allowed.
** Dual input for parallel connection of two panels; when connecting a single panel to the 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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