Review for SolarEdge Technologies Inc
The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring the performance of each module. The high efficiency SolarEdge inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers.
The SolarEdge system provides optimal power, flexible design and full roof utilization. Module-level electronics enable enhanced maintenance and increased system safety with the SafeDC™ mechanism.
Using new 10kW from SolarEdge
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.