Power Optimizers

Intersolar Award Winner 2012

The SolarEdge power optimizer is a DC/DC converter which is connected by installers to each PV module or embedded by module manufacturers, replacing the traditional solar junction box. 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 portal for enhanced, cost-effective module-level maintenance. Each power optimizer is equipped with the unique SafeDC™ feature which automatically shuts down modules’ DC voltage whenever the inverter or grid power is shut down.

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, SolarEdge 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. Alternatively, the new independent optimization (IndOP™) technology, allows power optimizers to be installed without the need for additional interface hardware and to operate directly with any inverter. The SolarEdge power optimizers are compatible with c-Si and thin-film modules and have a 25 year warranty.

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

Power Optimizer P Model Module Power Module Voc 
P300 ≤300W < 48V
P350 ≤350W < 60V
P500 ≤500W < 80V
P405 ≤405W < 125V

SolarEdge certified installer Solartherm UK

SolarEdge

The SolarEdge module embedded power optimizer is embedded into each module by module manufacturers, replacing the traditional solar junction box. This smart module, embedded with module-level electronics, provides optimized power harvesting, safety, and monitoring, all at the module level.

With SolarEdge’s Independent optimization technology IndOP™, available with OPA model power optimizers, the power optimizers can operate without the need for additional interface hardware and can work directly with any inverter as well as with the broad range of SolarEdge solar inverters.

Module Embedded Power Optimizers
Embedded in each module by the module manufacturers, replacing the traditional solar junction box

Tigo

Tigo Energy’s smart module partners provide all the benefits of Tigo’s retrofit solutions and more.

Smart Modules Provide:

  • No more boxes, fast installation
  • Unrivaled bankability
  • Smart curve, enables 30% longer strings
  • Module-level monitoring, reduced O&M and commissioning costs
  • Increased energy harvest and system uptime for proven RO