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Retrofit Solution

Discover the Retrofit Market

Sell more PV systems by taking advantage of an aging install base of non-SolarEdge inverter systems.

  • Are your customer’s existing PV systems underperforming?
  • Are their inverters faulty or out of warranty?
  • Do your customers want to enjoy better safety features and greater system functionality, such as battery storage, smart energy management, or performance monitoring?

Retrofit your customers to a SolarEdge system by replacing their existing inverter with a SolarEdge inverter and adding SolarEdge power optimizers to each module in their system.

Upgrading to SolarEdge will bring your customers multiple benefits, all in a simple, affordable installation:

  • Greater energy production for higher system revenue
  • Module-level visibility
  • Improved system safety
  • Expanded, future-proofed functionality
Discover the Retrofit Market

Why Retrofit?

Why Retrofit?

Many installed PV systems underperform over the course of their lifetimes, costing the system owner in lost energy and revenue. While the performance ratio of PV systems, which is the ratio between the theoretical and actual energy yield, has improved over the years, there are several factors which continue to cause energy loss due to module mismatch.

Partial shading, uneven soiling, temperature variance, and manufacturing tolerances can all negatively impact the performance of the entire PV system as a result of the different maximum power points (MPP) of each module in the array. The uneven aging rate of modules also continues to increase mismatch and reduces the return on investment of a PV system year after year.

 

Why Retrofit with SolarEdge?

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Generate More Energy

Traditional string systems will lower output to the level of the lowest performing module while the SolarEdge system mitigates mismatch losses through module-level MPPT. SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPP tracking for each module individually and therefore extract the maximum energy from every module, regardless of other modules in the string.
The higher the mismatch between modules in a system, the greater the energy that can be retrieved by retrofitting it with a SolarEdge system.

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Improve System Safety

PV systems are safe and technological advancements have made them even safer. With a traditional inverter, as long as the sun is up, PV cables are energized with high DC voltages. SolarEdge further improves PV safety with its SafeDC™ feature, designed to reduce the PV system’s high voltage to a safe 1 volt per module whenever AC power is shut off, protecting installers, maintenance personnel, firefighters, and property.

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Protect Your Customer’s Investment

SolarEdge enables real-time performance monitoring of each module in the PV array using the monitoring platform. Automatic alerts are sent for system issues and the free mobile monitoring application is available for system access, anytime, anywhere.
System investment is further secured with SolarEdge’s long-term warranties, based on field-proven product reliability. System owners enjoy peace of mind with a standard 12-year warranty for the SolarEdge inverter (extendable to 20 or 25 years) and 25 years for each power optimizer.

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Future-proof the PV System

By choosing SolarEdge, you’re getting your customers ready today for innovative solutions they might need tomorrow. Look beyond PV towards seamless upgrades to battery storage, smart home capabilities, EV charging, and more. Customers will benefit from increased solar usage and lower dependency on the electric grid. All managed by just a single SolarEdge inverter, the brains of the PV system.

 

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