Installability: Optimizing Installation Efficiency with SolarEdge Software

Shoval Natan
Instructional Designers / Shoval Natan & Ofri Penias

As a solar installer, you understand the significance of streamlining each site installation. This not only can result in cost and resource savings, but also can enhance customer satisfaction and improve loyalty. That is why SolarEdge developed a concept called, “Installability” which aims to optimize the PV system installation process by making it faster, easier, and more convenient.

Installability is not merely a buzzword, it is a tangible benefit you can experience with every SolarEdge product and service. It encompasses the entire installation process, from design and planning to commissioning and monitoring. Here are four SolarEdge modular software tools to help you reduce the time spent on site.

1. Design and Planning

Before you even get to the site, you can use SolarEdge Designer to create an optimal system layout, select the right inverter and Power Optimizers for your needs, and generate a detailed report. Designer is a free online platform that uses satellite imagery, weather data, and advanced algorithms to help you easily create the optimized design for your site. You can also import your own site photos or drawings and customize the system parameters according to your preferences.


SolarEdge Designer helps you save time and avoid errors by providing you with optimized information and recommendations. This not only enables you to design a system that maximizes energy production but also provides you with the flexibility to create designs that can be functional and aesthetically appealing. You can share designs crafted in Designer with customers or colleagues and export them to other SolarEdge software tools such as Mapper or SetApp.

Not sure where to begin? Explore our SolarEdge Designer QuickStart Guide to learn more.

2. Installation

Alongside the tools and services mentioned above, SolarEdge also offers a cutting-edge solution designed to enhance the efficiency of your installation process. The SolarEdge Installation Toolkit, available through  SetApp, covers a range of system configurations, including full backup, storage, and PV-only setups, for both single-phase and three-phase systems.

What sets this installation toolkit apart is its interactive capabilities. With a simple click, installers can instantly access installation videos, comprehensive, quick installation guides, and in-depth product data sheets for each step of the configuration. This not only simplifies the installation process but also serves as an educational resource, ensuring that installers have readily available and complete information on SolarEdge system components. Through this dynamic and user-friendly interface, the toolkit provides a smoother, more efficient, and well-informed installation process.

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3. Commissioning

Once you are on site, you can use our SetApp mobile application to commission your inverter directly from your smartphone. SetApp is a user-friendly and straightforward application that walks you through the commissioning process step-by-step, without the need for any additional hardware or software. SetApp can also be used for updating inverter firmware, adjusting settings, or troubleshooting issues.

SetApp streamlines your on-site operations by eliminating the necessity for a laptop or an LCD screen. You can conveniently access it remotely via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, without ascending rooftops or entering the electrical room every time you need to configure inverter settings.

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4. Monitoring

Your customer relationship extends beyond the completion of the installation. Ensuring that your O&M team can effortlessly oversee their solar energy system is vital for ensuring customer satisfaction. With the SolarEdge Monitoring Platform, installers can track the performance and status of each site in your fleet. The Monitoring Platform is a web-based dashboard that provides real-time data and alerts at the module level, string level, and system level. It can also be used to generate reports, compare sites, or access historical data. Lastly, installers can receive pinpoint alerts and address some issues with remote diagnostics for fewer site visits.

The Monitoring Platform enhances service quality and customer satisfaction by enabling you to detect and resolve issues quickly and efficiently – often from the comfort of your office. You can also use the Monitoring Platform to showcase your work and promote your business by sharing system data with customers or prospective clients.

As the solar industry continues to evolve, the role of software in enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of PV installations is becoming increasingly important. From design and simulation tools to project management and remote monitoring, SolarEdge’s software suite for installers is transforming the way we approach this concept of installability. Through a comprehensive suite of digital tools, forward-thinking design solutions, and ongoing support, SolarEdge is reinventing what it means to install solar systems by driving technological advancement and providing sustainable and accessible clean energy to all.

Want to become a SolarEdge pro? Our Learning Center offers comprehensive solar training for professionals and enthusiasts interested in the skills of SolarEdge system installation. Get started here.

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