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The new HD-Wave line of inverters from SolarEdge utilizes the same system structure as the previous units where a power optimizer is paired with each solar panel in the system to enhance production of every panel individually. The harmonized DC power in all the optimizers in the system is then sent to the inverter to be converted to AC, compatible with the electric grid.
The HD-Wave inverters utilize advanced distributed switching and DSP processing for a more efficient power conversion. The magnetic elements in the inverter have been significantly simplified, resulting in a extremely light weight unit (less than 25 lbs) that can be installed by one person. High efficiency (99% CEC efficiency) is achieved with less cooling, even in hot operating conditions, increasing energy production and the return of your investment.
SolarEdge systems allow for great flexibility in system design and string sizing. HD-Wave units permit up to 155% DC/AC over sizing and longer strings than most central inverters (up to 6000W per string with the SE7600H unit).
All SolarEdge inverters are rapid shutdown compliant as per NEC, meaning there is no need for an external rapid shutdown device to comply with your local jurisdiction requirements.
Dimensions: 17.7 x 14.6 x 6.8 inches
Cooling by natural convection
Weight: 25.3 lbs (with safety switch)
Supported communications: RS485, Ethernet, ZigBee or Cellular
Environmental rating: NEMA 3R for indoor or outdoor use
Max AC power: 3000W
Max DC power: 4650W
Max AC power: 3800W
Max DC power: 5900W
Max AC power 5000W
Max DC power: 7750W
Max AC power 6000W
Max DC power: 9300W
Max AC power 7600W
Max DC power: 11800W
Using SolarEdge inverters and optimizers have multiple benefits, below is a list of a few:
- Easy internet communication, production data, panel level monitoring and system fault alerts.
- The optimizers are equalizing the DC power in the system, making the DC to AC conversion significantly more efficient
- The total system output can be increased up to 20% as compared with central inverters
- Strings of different lengths do not affect the performance of the system at all
- Ideal for retrofits since modules of different sizes can be used in the same system
- Extreme flexibility with the system design, specially in shaded roofs
- Modules in the system can be installed with different orientations
SolarEdge is a global company and a leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services. With their invention of an intelligent inverter solution, it has transformed the way power is harvested and managed in solar photovoltaic systems. They have addressed a broad range of solar market segments, from residential to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations.
SolarEdge continues to improve grid-tie solar power generation. In each system, a DC to DC Power optimizer is paired with each solar panel that allows each one to operate on its own and at its highest efficiency. The SolarEdge system has a lot of benefits when designing your own system. For instance, there is no need for string sizing. Different string lengths can be accommodated, and panels don’t have to be facing the same way. They can provide up to 25% more energy production in systems with shading issues.
SolarEdge inverters are designed to work with their optimizers. Their power optimizers handle the MPPT and voltage separately for each module, which makes their inverters only responsible for DC to AC inversion. Because of this, it allows them to be less complicated, more reliable and also cost effective with a standard 12-year warranty that can be extended to 20 or 25 years.
Complete grid-tie systems using SolarEdge inverters are available. For more information please visit BoxedSolar.com