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Power Optimizer Module Add-on

Power Optimizer Module Add-on

The SolarEdge power optimizer is a DC/DC converter which is connected by installers to each solar module, turning them into smart modules. The SolarEdge power optimizers increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually. Furthermore, the power optimizers monitor the performance of each module and communicate performance data to the SolarEdge monitoring platform for enhanced, cost-effective module-level maintenance. Each power optimizer is equipped with the unique SafeDC feature, which is designed to automatically reduce modules' 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 module allows for flexible installation design with multiple orientations, tilts and module types in the same string.  When working with SolarEdge inverters, the power optimizers 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 optimizers are compatible with c-Si, thin-film, and high current modules and have a 25-year warranty.

The following power optimizer models are available:

P300-P505 Power Optimizers.

Connected by installers to the PV module and compatible with a wide range of modules

Power Optimizer Model

Module Power (1) Module Voc Typical Module Compatibility
P300 (2) ≤300W ≤48V 60-cell modules
P370 (2) ≤370W ≤60V High power 60-cell and 72-cell modules
P404 (2) ≤405W ≤80V 60-cell and 72-cell, short strings
P405 (3) ≤405W ≤125V Thin film modules
P500 (2) ≤500W ≤80V 96-cell modules
P505 ≤505W ≤83V High current modules including bi-facial modules
(1) Rated STC power of the module. Module of up to +5% power tolerance allowed.
(2) Also available with a frame-mounted bracket; can be mounted in advance for quicker installation. Download the datasheet.
(3) Dual input for parallel connection of two modules; when connecting a single module to the power optimizer (in case of odd number of modules in the string) seal the unused input connectors with the supplied pair of seals.
 

P600-P850 Commercial Power Optimizers.

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

Power Optimizer Model Module Power (1) Module Voc Typical Module Compatibility
P600   ≤600W ≤96V 2 x 60-cell PV modules
P650       ≤650W ≤96V 2 x 60-cell PV modules
P730 (2) ≤730W ≤125V 2 x 72-cell PV modules
P800p (3) ≤800W ≤83V Parallel connection of 
2 x 96-cell 5’’ PV modules
P850 (2) ≤850W ≤120V Series connection of 2 x high power or bi-facial modules
(1) Rated combined STC power of two modules connected in series (for the P800p, connected in parallel). Module of up to +5% power tolerance allowed.
(2) 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 modules; when connecting a single module to the power optimizer (in case of odd number of modules in the string) seal the unused input connectors with the supplied pair of seals.

 

Feature Highlights:

  • Per-module Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), with MPPT per two modules using commercial power optimizers
  • Superior efficiency (99.5% peak efficiency, 98.8% weighted efficiency)
  • Mitigates all  types of modules 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 module DC voltage shut-down for installer and firefighter safety
  • Connected by installers to c-Si, thin-film, and high current (including bi-facial) modules
  • Available frame mounted in advance, for quicker installation
     
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