A SolarEdge Inverter Spec Sheet from Go Solar Group
3kW - 11.4 kW (per inverter) range. 33-50% fewer transduction losses than market std. 12-year warranty, extendable to 20 or 25 years. Record-breaking efficiency, an excellent warranty, and inverter-power customized to the complexity of your home. Welcome to SolarEdge Single Phase Inverters.
SolarEdge power optimizers have a weighted efficiency of 98.8 percent, and their inverter has a weighted efficiency of 99 percent. When combined, these products allow customers to get the most out of their solar arrays. Power optimizers potentiate this string inverter, which mitigates shade.
A Product Warranty to Match Your Panels
Although residential solar panels will last 25 plus years, other parts of the system may not. A typical inverter warranty lasts between five and ten years.
The SolarEdge Inverter, however, has a 12-year limited product warranty. On the power optimizers, it lasts 25 years.
The warranty starts either four months after shipped or when installed. To check the week and year your inverter shipped, look at the first four numbers of the serial number.
SolarEdge Extended Warranty
SolarEdge also offers an extended warranty for its inverters for up to 25 years. Depending on the inverter type, it can extend to 20 or 25 years.
Those interested in extending their warranty need to do so within 24 months of the shipment date. Customers can have their solar installer reach out to SolarEdge, or they can fill out an extension form.
If the defect is eligible for the Limited Product Warranty coverage, SolarEdge will take care of shipping and send a replacement unit within 48 hours.
SolarEdge: An Inverter for the Complicated Roof
Not all roofs have enough space to string four panels in the same direction. Available space on some homes makes using a traditional string inverter a challenge.
However, your neighborhood solar installer has found an inverter just for you. The power optimizers enable more flexibility than standard string inverters.
SolarEdge Inverters and Grid-tied Solar
Most solar homes stay connected to the grid, which means when the sun isn't out, the local utility powers the house. Although commonly used, there are some drawbacks to grid-tied solar.
One of the drawbacks of grid-tied solar includes the mandate for solar arrays to power down during an outage. SolarEdge inverters have arc fault protection and rapid shutdown to comply with safety standards. The SolarEdge's efficient power conversion and module-level rapid-shutdown compliance make it the market's best.
Two things set the SolarEdge apart from other string inverters. These include the HD wave and power optimizers.
One of the selling points of the SolarEdge includes its solar production monitoring. Its monitoring system can track production at the modular level.
The mySolarEdge monitoring app comes with lots of monitoring features. The standard option comes with a 5-yr GSM card, which connects via cellular data, enabling module-level monitoring. This option also provides system performance visibility, easy access from computers, smartphones, or tablets, and improved O&M capabilities. Other options include Wifi and Ethernet connectivity and, for an additional cost, consumption monitoring.
The monitoring app gives customers security. They have the assurance that their array produces electricity efficiently.
One of the reasons that Go Solar Group installs SolarEdge is the inverter’s minimal complaint history. However, we want to address some of the common questions that customers have.
Most of the SolarEdge inverters don’t have an LCD screen, which prevents them from providing real-time data on the inverter. To see current data and compare it to the mySolarEdge app, customers need to load the SetApp to their smartphone. Once they have the app, they can look at their inverter in real-time. Just press view only, scan the QR code on the inverter, and establish a Wi-Fi connection between the app and the inverter.
If a customer has forgotten their password, they can click forgot password. An e-mail will then send to reset their password. To avoid forgetting passwords, write the password down and keep it in a labeled safe place.
Turning off the Wi-Fi will disconnect the inverter from the monitoring portal. The inverter will reconnect once the Wi-Fi comes back on.
Inverters without an LCD screen will have a shining blue light when connected. Inverters with LCD screens will display a "S_OK" message.
Several factors could cause a solar module to produce less than the rest. The common possibilities include transportation damage, the orientation of the panel, shading, dirt build-up, manufacturing tolerance and temperature mismatch. If your solar panels don't perform the way they should, please contact Go Solar Group; we will determine the issue.
SolarEdge Inverter Competitor Comparison
There are several solar inverters on the market right now, but Go Solar Group has decided to use SolarEdge as its solar inverter of choice. We value its compliance with the most recent electric code, decreased monitoring issues, design flexibility, and modular monitoring capabilities.
However, this inverter may not work for every customer. Here are a couple of things to consider before deciding on an inverter.
Types of Solar Inverters
Two solar inverter types dominate the solar market. These include string and microinverters.
Microinverters are mini inverters attached to each solar panel. Inverted current moves from each solar panel to the home.
String inverters have a ground-level installation, making them easier to access. The direct current from the solar panels transmits to the inverter, where the current gets inverted to alternating current and used in the home. Solar arrays with string inverters experience more impact from the shade and limited space than microinverters.
SolarEdge uses string inverters with optimizers, making them a hybrid inverter. Optimizers attach to each solar panel, which boosts the efficiency of each solar panel. Power optimizers increase efficiency by increasing monitoring capabilities and decreasing shade issues and limited space.
SolarEdge Inverter Prices
Prices differ between inverter brands. However, string inverters often come in at the lowest cost.
String inverters don’t require as much equipment and time to install. However, they also typically aren't as efficient and have shorter warranties.
Both microinverters and optimizer-enhanced string inverters can get expensive. However, microinverters often cost the most because power optimizers aren't as labor-intensive.