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Learn How Power Optimizers Help Solar Panels Produce MORE SAVINGS

20 Nov 2017

Posted in Commercial, General, Residential by Alba Energy

Wondering how to get more energy from solar panels? Learn how power optimizers can help your install produce MORE power! Scroll down to read about SolarEdge power optimizers.

Solar panels produce energy from sunlight in direct current (DC) form, but most homes require alternating current (AC). The process of converting from DC into AC power is called inversion, and is made possible by a piece of solar technology called an inverter.
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For customers looking to harness the most possible energy, Alba Energy recommends SolarEdge Inverters & Power Optimizers, both on residential solar and commercial solar applications. As the name implies, these devices maximize power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the photovoltaic (PV) system.

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SolarEdge Inverters & Power Optimizers

The SolarEdge power optimizer is a DC/DC converter which is connected to each PV solar panel to increase energy output from PV installations by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each solar panel individually.

Video: How Inverters & Power Optimizers Work With A Solar Install

Higher Energy Production

Similar to Christmas tree lights, where one failed bulb knocks out an entire string, one underperforming solar module connected to a traditional string inverter will negatively impact the performance of an entire string. SolarEdge Power Optimizers eliminate this issue by allowing each module to perform to the best of its ability at all times, producing more power.

Because optimizers allow each panel to operate regardless of the potential shade on another, even in partial shade, optimizers have been found to boost production by 3-5 percent! More power = more savings on your energy bill!

Better Design Flexibility

SolarEdge Power Optimizers enable the best possible rooftop utilization, resulting in more energy and more savings. Are you planning on adding to your array down the road? SolarEdge Power Optimizers allow users to mix and match module types, giving you the option to easily expand your system at a later date.

Online Monitoring In Real-Time

A solar PV system without energy monitoring would be like a car without a dashboard. How fast are you driving? Do you have enough gas? When should you change the oil?

The SolarEdge online monitoring portal provides real-time visibility into the performance of your solar array and is accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

See more answers to commonly asked questions about solar on the Alba Energy Solar FAQs page.

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