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Is an Inverter Upgrade Right for You?

Many homeowners have benefited from upgrading their PV system inverter. There are a number of different reasons to take that step, but an upgrade may not be for everyone. Please see below some reasons an upgrade could be appropriate for you.

If you decide to move forward with an upgrade, please scroll down for details of UK solar and renewables industry organisations for help locating an accredited installer.

 

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Reasons to Upgrade to a SolarEdge System:

Inverter or System Failure

If your PV system is showing signs of failure or underperformance and is out of warranty, it could be the right time to consider an upgrade. If that is the case, an accredited solar PV installer should check the entire installation for physical or other types of damage. Following the inspection, the installer should check the inverter's uptime and warranty, and use the current monitoring system (if present) to pinpoint any problems.

Expanding PV System Functionality

An upgrade to a SolarEdge inverter gives you the opportunity to expand the functionality of your PV system with any of the following elements:

System Architecture

System Architecture

  • Module-level monitoring: Get full visibility into your system's technical and financial performance. 
  • StorEdge™: Add a battery with the StorEdge™ solution to store excess PV energy to power your home during evenings and mornings.
  • Smart energy products: Automatically divert excess solar energy to electrical devices around the home and enjoy on-the-go device control.
  • EV charging inverter: Use excess solar energy to charge you electric vehicle up to 2.5 times faster than a standard EV charger through an innovative solar boost mode that utilises grid and PV charging simultaneously. By installing the EV charging inverter, you’ll benefit from the reduced hassle of installing separately a standalone EV charger and a PV inverter, as well as integration with the SolarEdge monitoring platform.

Unsure About Adding to Your Solar System?

You can add a SolarEdge energy meter as part of the upgrade to get visibility into how much energy your PV system is producing compared to your energy consumption. This will help you make an informed decision. Find out more


Increasing Your FiT Revenue

Inverter Efficiency

By choosing a more efficient inverter, more of your solar energy is converted into electrical energy and even a small percentage can have a significant impact on its output. In recent years, inverter efficiency, has increased, from about 93% to around 97%. SolarEdge's inverter with HD-Wave technology has 99% weighted efficiency. If your PV system is registered under the Feed in Tariff (FiT) scheme, increasing the efficiency of your solar system and, hence the amount of electrical energy it is producing, gives you the potential to sell more power back into the grid.

 


Eliminating Module Mismatch Energy Losses

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In a standard PV system, mismatches between individual modules (solar panels) cause power losses across the whole system. In a SolarEdge installation, each PV module is connected to a power optimiser, which maximises solar energy production from each module. If an individual module underperforms, it will not affect the performance of the others. This maximises your energy production and again, potentially provides more energy that can be sold into the grid

Enhancing Your PV System Safety

PV systems are safe and developments have made them even safer. If you are interested in enhancing your PV system's safety, the SolarEdge system meets the most advanced safety codes around the world, including arc detection and module level shutdown. SolarEdge offers SafeDC™ technology that automatically reduces the voltage in the DC cables, whenever AC power is off, to protect installers, maintenance personnel, firefighters, and of course, you and your property.

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SolarEdge’s Commitment to Best Selling Practices and Consumer Protection

SolarEdge is a developer and manufacturer of smart solar energy solutions; we do not install solar energy systems. We have confidence in our products and firmly believe that the additional value they bring is a strong enough reason for you to upgrade to SolarEdge. We adamantly condemn any and all aggressive or dishonest sales tactics by independent PV installers.
We take complaints about mis-selling seriously and are committed to doing our part to prevent it. We actively investigate complaints and take steps to ensure that we do not work with installers who have been proven to mis-sell SolarEdge systems. If you have any concerns about an installer’s sales approach or if you want to find out more about upgrading to SolarEdge, please contact us on the following email address: upgrades@solaredge.com

Industry Bodies & Consumer Protection

If you would like further information about best practices, consumer protection, and/or investigations of complaints, we recommend that you contact the following independent organisations:

If you decide that it's time to upgrade to SolarEdge, we are sure that the combination of our DC optimised solar solution with advanced smart energy management will allow you to power your home with green, future-ready solar technology for years to come.

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