SolarEdge Launching Inverter Designed Specifically For Tesla Compatibility

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One of the only companies out there currently that’s offering an inverter that’s compatible with Tesla’s energy storage solutions, SolarEdge, will soon be launching a new version of the StorEdge (a DC-coupled home storage solution) designed specifically with such compatibility in mind, according to recent reports.

The product (amongst other new ones) is expected to hit the market before the end of 2015, and will also be offered as a retrofit for those that already possess a SolarEdge inverter (applicable to those installed since January 2013, apparently).

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The new (updated) offering will, as can be expected, allow users to balance self-consumption of electricity and provide backup electricity. The company notes that those who previously were solar PV feed-in-tariff recipients in markets like Germany, where such rates have diminished greatly, could benefit substantially by allowing for self-consumption to be maximized rather than feeding generated electricity into the grid.

The company, which is based out of Israel (interestingly), won’t likely retain its near monopoly on Tesla compatibility for long, though, despite being designed with compatibility specifically in mind, as there’s now a lot of interest in that field.

The only other company manufacturing Tesla Powerwall–compatible inverters at this time is Fronius. Though, as stated above, Tesla is reportedly seeking to remedy that situation soon.

The company also recently launched 3 new phase inverters for commercial customers — which will allow for photovoltaic panel strings of up to 2.5 times the length generally seen in commercial setups. These will reportedly be available to customers in July.

Image Credit: SolarEdge


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