SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power optimization and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster ROI.
I''ve spent the entire week trying to get tech support to get my monitoring back online. I''ve waited over 5 hours, left multiple messages and even tried the live chat where it says I''m 17 in the que. their customer service needs help badly.... read more
Was called by a customer, to replace a bad inverter. Was told Solaredge would reimburse. After 30 days of trying to get a response from solaredge, my customer finally got through to them. I then had to efill several forms and was told they would only pay 3/4 of my invoice. The job was completed 6/5 and have not been payed as of 9/11. If you are a contractor do not deal with these people.... read more
4 years since installation and two problems already. The current problem needs mother board replacement as RMA. It has been almost 2 weeks and apparently it has been shipped from the warehouse. But no tracking number and no idea when the mother board will actually arrive.. System down during the best part of the year.... read more
Have a couple of ground based arrays, where we used solaredge. We are in VT and maybe it is the cold, but we are starting to have issues, and support is horrible. Put up a ticket, and you can wait over a week for a response. They log into the systems and don''t tell you what they''ve done. Horrible communication. Loeved the systems when they worked.... read more
Hired local firm of good rep. Goal was system whose best production might reach 750kwh/month. In 2016 system surprised maximum 6 out of 12 months. Have 2-3 months each year in which we make more than we use. Our unit is not standalone, so when the power company is down, so is our unit. Did not ask about that before installation. Will need generator or battery backup in case of power outage. We are in Florida.... read more
Kihei, Maui, HI
We switched the majority of our installations from Micro-inverters to SolarEdge, for several reasons:
1.) Better price, especially on larger systems
2.) Same great module level monitoring
3.) Integrated DC optimizers mitigate any shading or multiple angle issues.
4.) Inexpensive 25 year warranty extension
5.) Optional battery connectivity for Self-Consumption and/or backup.
6.) Incredible reliability of hardware.
7.) SolarEdge''s excellence is customer service.... read more
St. Lawrence County, NY
I have been installing Solaredge inverters for sereral years now. They are a cut above the other inverters I have used in the past. Besides providing greater output from any solar electric system, I feel confident that my customers and my crew are safe around their systems. The safety features that are standard on any Solaredge inverter were the original reason I switched. That they provide higher system output and module level data logging is icing on the cake.... read more
We install this inverter for many of our customers. They are easy to work with, offer a great monitoring platform, and have a high efficiency conversion rate. It offers all the benefits of string inverters and microinverters at the same time. Win-win.... read more
We had already gotten quotes from four different companies (two possibles, two obvious no-go''s) when a neighbor said we MUST talk to Vince at Jamar Power before signing with anyone else.
We were immediately impressed with Jamar: Vince outlined a SolarEdge system that suited us perfectly, answered all our questions and concerns thoroughly and with great patience. We liked that Jamar has a long history in the electrical business and does not subcontract out the work, like many do. We''re old enough to have seen a few economic cycles, and it seems likely that many of today''s opportunistic solar companies will disappear after 2016. Jamar has been successful in the electrical business for many years, and is likely to continue for many more.
I''m a geek, and I found the technical stuff fascinating. The SolarEdge system has the advantages of both string and microinverter systems, at reasonable cost, with the MPPT work being done on the roof by intelligent power optimizers, which are very efficient (see Wikipedia on buck-boost converters for more). The optimizers feed DC power to a string inverter, keeping all the more fragile components in a more sheltered environment off the roof. My experience with electronics makes me skeptical about longevity claims for the electrolytic capacitors in roof-mounted microinverters. SolarEdge looks to be a well-run, well-capitalized company that is likely to be in business for many years.
We went with 24 LG305 panels with SolarEdge power optimizers and SE7600 inverter, a 7.32 kW system adequate to handle our pool and a/c needs. Panel-level monitoring is provided, so you can show off at lunchtime with your cellphone, or monitor from your desktop PC.
Installation dovetailed perfectly with replacement of our aging roof (our roofer Mark Anthony Construction and Roofing, is also a class act that I highly recommend), so the whole project, roof and solar, was all done in 8 days!
Everything went perfectly! Because our breaker box was maxxed out, Jamar installed an extra electrical sub-panel at no extra cost. Everything was done quickly, neatly, no muss, no fuss, and no mess. They explained every component of the system and how to operate it all.
Everything looked great when they finished, and of course it passed inspection. We were approved and making power two weeks from when they had started work, and less than six weeks after signing a contract, in time to turn the summer sun into money, and be grandfathered into net metering.
I just can''t say enough about how smoothly and perfectly everything went! We''re usually a little apprehensive about home projects, but this could not have gone better!
Jamar Power is an excellent company and I would recommend them to anyone!... read more
Auberry & Fresno, CA
We started using SolarEdge early in 2014 and we far prefer it to the micros or standard SMA''s. We can see the difference by watching the monitoring of how Solar Edge gets a little more out of each panel because of it''s design.
We had a problem on a weekend and they got back to us in a timely manner.... read more
They have a great monitoring portal. The optimzers install easily. I like how they communicate with the inverter over the power wires. I wish the inverter had to ability to detect Wifi and connect instead of running a data cable to the router. I''d also prefer the AC/DC disconnect to be made of metal and allow the installer to put knockouts only where they are needed. Overall its a good product and I use them on most of my installations now.... read more
An inverter is the most efficient when the input and output voltages are constant. The SolarEdge design uses a DC/DC converter at each panel (called a Power Optimizer) that works with all the panels in the string to provide a very narrow variance of voltage to the inverter. The inverter then only needs to convert that very steady DC voltage to AC voltage. Very efficient and very effective. If panels are shaded, the Power Optimizers reconfigure their outputs so that the combined voltage is roughly 350 volts The end result being that an output drop on one or more panels does not impact the overall effectiveness of the others.
The result is that I get great power even as the clouds pass by.
Best of all, the inverter talks to the Power Optimizers over the power cables so that specific panel outputs are known and monitored.
Built-in monitoring by direct web connection is a nice feature too. All inverters should be this sophisticated.... read more
Wow really great and easy to install.
As an Owner builder this is an easy task really!
But I have a few items to warn you about...
The locations of the knockouts on the inverter case are a little awkward and with the invert er mounted off the wall about 4" made for a-lot of fitting work to bring power to the AC/ DC connections. Inverter is really easy to install otherwise... Optimizer are simple. ... Once all connected and running I had an issue with one optimizer and need a replacement.... it took customer -no support three days to get back to me.... and now after more than a week with a non-functioning panel ( because of the bad opt) I still have not heard anything. I might just have to buy a new unit and wait until they finally get around to me.... read more
Installed one of the new 10kW SolarEdge single inverters on my home in the Bay Area. Using Sunniva 270W modules. Slingshot Power did the installation in a day which was impressive given the large system size. Inverter hangs nicely in my garage and the asthetics are great. A fair amount of early morning and early evening shade but the systems is doing a fantastic job of harvesting power even when some of the panels are partially shaded. Panel-level monitoring is really nice as I get a birds-eye view into how each module is working. iPhone APP is nice when I need brag to my friends with old string inverters that have no monitoring.
I was quoted the same price for a system with an SMA inverter and $2,500 more for a system with Enphase micros. No brainer to use SolarEdge over SMA given all the features. I researched Enphase and learned about all the failures so I did not like the prospect of trying to remove these from behind the panel in the coming years.
Also, the system is completely expandable so I can add another array in the future if my energy needs go up.
All in all, I am happy with the install and support from Slingshot with a nice inverter from SolarEdge.... read more