SolarEdge Technologies has announced that it will unveil SolarEdge ONE, a new energy operating system, at Intersolar Europe. SolarEdge ONE makes hundreds of optimal energy decisions every day based on smart predictions of solar production, energy consumption patterns and electricity tariffs. It enables homeowners to maximise the use of excess PV, exploit periods of off-peak pricing and optimise the home’s load-control in real-time, saving energy and costs.
SolarEdge ONE was developed to overcome homeowner uncertainty around prevailing utility rates such as dynamic and time-of-use tariffs, as well as complicated import/export combinations in Europe. The system’s AI-based algorithms can respond to dynamic pricing every 15 minutes, maximising energy export during peak market pricing periods and automatically adjusting to charge the home’s battery when electricity tariffs are lower. Optimal management of PV backup and storage also ensures more reliable and longer backup duration. The result is expected to offer opportunities for significant savings for homeowners on their annual electricity costs when coupled with a SolarEdge battery.
The announcement also introduces the SolarEdge Home Local Controller which enables integration with verified third-party partners, controlling cloud-connected energy loads. The Local Controller, as part of the SolarEdge Home offering, will support local EV charging integration via OCPP and Vaillant Heat pump integration via EEBUS. The control of energy flow between compatible high-load third-party appliances, combined with the inherent higher efficiencies of SolarEdge’s DC-coupled architecture, will optimise usage also during power outages. Homeowners can monitor, schedule and control their energy use through the mySolarEdge app.
SolarEdge ONE and the Local Controller will be presented at SolarEdge’s booth (Hall B4, Stand 110) at Intersolar Europe on the 14-16 June. They are expected to be available for both new and existing compatible SolarEdge residential products by the second half of 2023.