At this year’s Intersolar exhibition taking place in Munich between 14-16 June, SolarEdge Technologies (Hall B4, Stand 110) will unveil two new power optimisers, further expanding its portfolio for both the residential, and the commercial and industrial (C&I) segments.
For the C&I segment, the company is introducing the 2:1 S1400 Power Optimiser for high-input, bifacial and high-power 700W modules, including G12 modules. Based on patented technology and engineered to support the growing use of these modules, the S1400’s new architecture delivers increased power density from a smaller unit while ensuring optimum thermal performance. The increased output current allows the PV system to be designed with fewer, yet more powerful strings, resulting in a typical -30% reduction in DC BoS costs. Boasting a small and lightweight design, the S1400 provides greater design flexibility in challenging spaces and ease of installation.
In the residential segment, the company is introducing the S500A Power Optimiser for short strings. This new product allows for a cost-efficient design of smaller rooftop systems with higher power modules. Following a growing demand for higher power modules across the markets in Europe, the S500A can be used on systems with as few as six modules using the SolarEdge Home Short String Three Phase Inverter and the SolarEdge Home Single Phase Wave/Hub Inverter, or 10 modules using any SolarEdge residential three phase inverter.
Both new power optimisers include SolarEdge’s multi-layered suite of safety features. These include AFCI capabilities supported in most SolarEdge inverters and SolarEdge Sense Connect, an industry-first technology that detects thermal abnormalities at the connector level and stops power flow before a potential electric arc can occur. The SafeDCTM feature allows the PV systems’ DC voltage to be automatically reduced to touch-safe levels (1V DC per module), in grid failures or when the inverter is shut down. The Rapid Shutdown feature enables installers to activate SafeDCTM at the flip of a switch, discharging the conductors to safe voltage levels within just 30 seconds.