Published on July 17th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill0
SolarEdge and Zep Solar Launch Power Optimizer
Power optimization company SolarEdge Technologies, in conjunction with PV mounting and grounding specialist Zep Solar, has announced a joint-designed power optimizer that can be seamlessly integrated with the frame of any Zep Compatible solar module and can be installed without the need to run grounding wire.
”We have joined with Zep Solar to develop a solution that will better serve our customers’ needs,” says John Berdner General Manager of SolarEdge North America. “Installers who currently enjoy the flexible design and maximum space utilization enabled by the SolarEdge solution, will now benefit from an easier installation and a reduction in labor time.”
SolarEdge power optimizers already on the market provide a 99.5% peak efficiency and 98.9% weighted efficiency, maximizing energy production for each individual module, offering greater energy yields in both shaded and unshaded scenarios. On top of that, module-level energy monitoring provides full visibility of system performance and allows for remote troubleshooting.
Thus, the SolarEdge Zep Compatible power optimizer can be connected to PV modules on the ground, allowing the mounting hardware, power optimizer and module to be installed on the roof at the same time.
“The Zep Compatible ecosystem is a place where the benefits of great new technologies combine to offer new levels of efficiency,” said Jack West, CTO of Zep Solar. “The addition of SolarEdge’s cutting edge solution further contributes to this trend and enhances the growth of the Zep Compatible platform.”
Zep Compatible solar modules are available today from leading module makers such as Trina Solar, Yingli Solar, Canadian Solar, Sharp Solar, Upsolar, and ET Solar among others, and were showcased at the recent Intersolar North America solar trade show in San Francisco.