Review for SolarEdge Technologies Inc
Excellent Technology and Company
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!