SolarEdge HD-Wave Inverter 99% Efficiency Rating

SolarEdge’s HD-Wave Inverter First Ever to Reach 99% CEC Efficiency Rating

Fremont, USA – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, announced today that its award-winning HD-Wave inverter set a new record for the California Energy Commission (CEC), by reaching 99% weighted efficiency.
Topping the CEC inverter efficiency list, SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter is based on a novel power conversion topology that significantly decreases inverter size and weight, while also improving efficiency. Weighing in at only 25.3 pounds and measuring 17.7H x 14.6W x 6.8D (including safety switch), SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter is the smallest and lightest inverter the company has ever manufactured, which enables faster and easier installation. The innovative inverter complies with safety and revenue grade standards including: integrated arc fault protection; integrated rapid shutdown for NEC 2014 and 2017 690.12; and optional revenue grade data, according to ANSI C12.20 Class 0.5 (0.5% accuracy). Consistent with all its other inverters, SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter includes 25-years of free module-level monitoring and 12-year standard warranty.
“At SolarEdge we are dedicated to making solar energy more accessible around the world by focusing on innovation,” stated Lior Handelsman, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy and Founder of SolarEdge. “Breaking this new record is in line with our commitment to lead the industry in solar energy advancement.”
By adopting a holistic approach to innovation, SolarEdge designed the new inverter to support enhanced product reliability by using film capacitors instead of electrolytic capacitors. To enable faster commissioning, the HD-Wave inverter has automatic power optimizer identification and string assignment detection. In addition to offering standard SolarEdge design flexibility, the HD-Wave inverter enables 155% DC/AC oversizing.
About SolarEdge:
SolarEdge provides an intelligent inverter solution that has changed the way power is harvested and managed in solar photovoltaic systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. The SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage solutions, and a cloud-based monitoring platform and addresses a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations.

Ultimate Pool Heating Northern Beaches

Power your pool heat pump from your solar PV system and add a pool blanket for the ultimate energy efficient pool heating solution – all year.  With the correctly sized system an EvoHeat pump can heat your pool for $1.60/day or let Solarpro show you how to run it on free solar energy.

As the only Northern Beaches specialist solar power and solar pool heating company, Solarpro is able to look at your total energy requirements and design a system that will dramatically reduce your costs.  Whether it is innovative Solartherm enclosed solar pool heating panels or powering an EvoHeat pump using your own solar power, we will find the best solution for your needs and budget.

  1. EvoHeat is an Australian-owned specialist heat pump manufacturer.  Their heat pumps are up to 600% more energy efficient than traditional methods of heating, leading to exceptionally large long-term savings.  EvoHeat specialises only in manufacturing the best and most innovative heat pumps.  If you want resort temperatures all year, complete control of the financial and environmental costs, we can’t find a better way than powering this heat pump from a solar power system.
  2. If you prefer to have solar pool heating then do it with Solartherm enclosed solar pool heating panels.  Australian owned, innovative, energy efficient solar pool heating system.  The compact enclosed panels give you 40% more roof space for your other solar needs than if you went for strip matting or open rigid panels..  Designed so your pool is warm early in the season and stays that way heading into winter. The solar collectors are enclosed in a compact panel which protects them from heat loss from wind and makes them highly energy efficient.  Cockatoos can’t get at them either.

 

SolarEdge Smart Solar Panels

SolarEdge has recently introduced its 300W Smart Solar Panel to the Australian market. Proving very popular the panel is high quality and inexpensive.  It produces more power than other panels by reducing losses caused by partial shade, voltage miss-match and panel age.

By embedding an optimiser in each panel in place of the standard junction box, the panel operates at its maximum possible level at all times.  The panels achieve 99.5% peak efficiency.  Combined with the 99% efficiency rated SolarEdge HD Wave inverter it makes for a very powerful system.

Solarpro designers are experts on SolarEdge systems having been installing them since they first entered the Australian market.  Let us create a system to suit your needs and budget.

Solar Power & Batteries Northern Beaches Showroom

Local Solar & Battery Showroom – Now Open!  Largest range of Smart Solar Systems and Solar Battery Storage.  See the solar panels and batteries you are considering installing. Try out the SolarEdge monitoring system that lets you view your panel performance individually and get a real feel for your solar power generation and consumption.

LG 335 NeON2 solar panels, REC 275W solar panels, SolarEdge 300W Optimised Smart Panels | SolarEdge optimised inverters, Fronius string inverter | Telsa Powerwall 2 storage battery, sonnenbatterie, LG ChemRESU, VARTA | installation equipment, monitoring and more…

Book an appointment to ensure we can get all your questions answered or just call in.

Affordable Electric Vehicles & Solar Charging

Fully electric vehicles (EV) are becoming affordable to buy and run free with solar power.  With plans for fast plug-in stations linking major cities within the next 12 months, perhaps it’s time to invest in more solar panels!

The Hyundai Ioniq full battery car is the cheapest on the market at around $45,000 with a range of 230km on one charge.  That’s about the distance from Sydney to Bathurst. Plug-in hybrids and hybrids are available for about a third of the price.

Charging an EV from a wall socket will take 12 hours.  Standard EV chargers significantly reduce this time.  The World’s first Solar EV Charger from SolarEdge does it 2.5 times faster than standard chargers.  For example, based on 5kW/kWh the charge time would be 1 to 1.5 hours for a distance of 50km per day using the SolarEdge EV Charger.  Usually plenty for a daily commute. Plugged into a fast charging station, the likes of which will link Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide within the next 12 months, the Hyundai Ioniq can be charged to 80 per cent range in just over 20 minutes.

The SolarEdge EV Charger

The SolarEdge EV charger is incorporated in a single phase inverter.  Customers can charge their EVs directly from the power of the sun, maximising solar use and further reducing electricity bills. An additional benefit is the ability to charge EVs up to 2.5 times faster than a standard EV charger through an innovative solar boost mode that uses grid and solar charging simultaneously.  A further benefit is integration with the SolarEdge monitoring platform, enabling you to track power use.

Whether you own an EV now or just want to be EV-ready, give us a call to talk about size of solar system.

Key Benefits of EV Charger

  • Combines sun and grid power for charging up to 2.5 times faster than a standard EV charger
  • Reduces workload and costs of installing separately a standalone EV charger and a PV inverter
  • An EV-ready solution, future-proofed for new EV purchase or replacement, and compatible with multiple EV connectors
  • Maximises self-consumption by using excess solar for EV charging
  • Fully integrated with the SolarEdge monitoring platform (monitoring connection is also required for first-time EV charging)
  • Built-in meter enables separate tracking of EV power usage for visibility and control
  • 12-year warranty(1), extendable to 20 or 25 years
  • Demand-Response ready

EV Charger Configuration

For EV charger configuration via the monitoring app, Ethernet or ZigBee® connection is required.
Mobile phone connection may be used.  It requires a SIM card with a 1GB data plan that can be purchased from your mobile phone provider.

EV Charging Comparison

Standard EV Charger
(2.7 kW 12A@230Vac)
SolarEdge EV Charger Mode 3 with
Solar Boost Mode

Charging speed depends on PV production
(Maximum 7.4kW 32A@ 230Vac)(2)
Added kilometers per
1 hour of charging (3)
8 to 15 kilometers 35 to 40 kilometers
Charge time for
daily commute (3)
4 to 8 hours 1 to 1.5 hours

 

1EV charging cable and connector are not included
2 Check your car manual for maximum charge rate
3 Assuming 5 km/kWh and with a European household average driving distance of 50 km per day

Download the EV charging single phase inverter brochure and give us a call to talk about opportunities now and into the future using solar.

Air Conditioners & Solar

Solar storage batteries have reduced the cost to you and the environment of running an air conditioner.  Now, the NSW Government is offering households and businesses between $200 and $1000 off the installation price when they buy a high-efficiency air conditioner through an approved installer.  The offer is for a limited time and full details are available from the NSW Department of Planning & Environment.

How solar storage batteries work

When people are working, air conditioners tend to be used most in the evening and at night.  They can use a lot of expensive electricity.  A solar storage battery gives you control over the solar energy you generate.  They enable you to store your power for use after the sun goes down. When you install a solar storage system, the energy flows around your house are controlled by your solar inverter. The job of the inverter is to keep you off the grid. It does this by supplying the house with energy firstly from the solar panels, secondly the battery and finally the grid. It knows where and how much energy is needed because of an energy consumption/export meter we install into your wiring. You can now monitor live data from your solar panels and battery capacity to see if the air conditioner, pool pump or clothes dryer is really costing you. Better still you can now connect appliances to home automation devices that work together with the solar inverter ensuring they won’t switch on unless there is enough excess energy being produced by the solar system. You can even turn your electric hot water tank into a solar PV powered tank that only heats with excess energy from your solar panels.

Designing a solar system

Solarpro has 10 years of solar system design experience.  We cater to different needs and budgets.  Let our design experts work with you to create the perfect system for you.  Choose from sonnen, Powerwall or LG RESU solar batteries.

Tesla Powerwall 2 Sale Now On

Great savings from Solarpro on Tesla Powerwall 2 with Gateway when you buy with a solar system over 5kW.  Offer ends 31 March and must be installed by end April.  Stocks are limited so be quick!

This customer went for a 16kW solar system with the Powerwall to get large electricity savings and independence.  Even with systems just over 5kW once a battery is included you are enabling yourself to use around 90% of your own power.

Should I Buy a Solar Battery Now or Wait?

The cost of waiting is higher than buying a solar storage battery now.  A bold statement perhaps, but if you look at history and analyse the figures it’s true.  The value of an energy storage battery is that it reduces your electricity bill by 90% or more in some cases.  Just do the maths!  Any discount has to be high to be worth waiting for.

It also provides freedom and control in the face of rising prices and on-going issues with our very old electricity grid. You keep your lights on in power cuts; you can sell your excess power back to the grid and in the future you will have the chance to sell your excess solar into virtual power plants and to people who want renewable energy but can’t produce it themselves.

Customers of ours who bought the LG RESU and Tesla Powerwall 1 batteries when they first entered the market are so far ahead in energy savings and control of their own power that they tell us frequently they don’t regret buying when they chose to.

There are several battery options to suit different needs.  Tesla Powerwall 2 is slick looking and has high storage capacity.  We have some special deals going on the Powerwalls & gateways right now.

The sonnenBatterie shown in the photo is also a great choice.  It’s the only battery currently available that was specifically designed for home use.  It has 10 years of reliable history behind it and is able to cycle more times than the other batteries.  This makes it a good option for the future if you are thinking of producing solar to sell.  Purchasing a sonnenBatterie gives you an option to join sonnenFlat which is a community of solar producers and gives you a discounted monthly electricity price.

Also available are the smaller LG RESU and VARTA batteries.  We will find the battery that suits your needs and budget.  Give us a call, visit the web site or come to our showroom in Allambie Heights.  We have the largest selection in Sydney of solar panels, storage batteries, inverters and other equipment on display.

 

Free Heated Swimming in Winter!

Use solar energy to power your electric heat pump and enjoy warm water all Winter free from the sun.  Electric heat pumps have long been known as a better environmental choice than some other forms of year-round pool heating.  However, even if you only use a small amount of electricity it is still coming from coal fired power stations.  You can change this.

Solarpro and EvoHeat pumps can give you a solution where you run your heat pump from your existing or a new solar power system.  Everything completely under your control and running free from the sun.  Choose when you want to swim, the temperature you want and let the sun and the heat pump do the rest for you.

EvoHeat is an Australian-owned specialist heat pump manufacturer.  Evo heat pumps are up to 600% more energy efficient than traditional methods of heating, translating to exceptionally large long-term savings.  Unlike other pool heating companies, EvoHeat specialises only in manufacturing the best and most innovative heat pumps.

Solarpro seeks out innovative products and finds ways to power them with solar renewable energy.

Enjoy a warm early morning or late night swim anytime of year with solar powered swimming pool heat pumps.

Solar Power EV Charging

Fully electric vehicles (EV) are dropping in price and we are being asked for advice on increasing solar power generation and the best EV charger to go for.

Generating More Solar Power
Whether you or your contacts are thinking of getting an EV, want to be battery ready or just see the writing on the wall with increasingly higher coal generated electricity prices, the timing is good to invest in solar.  There are interesting new products around, for example, smart optimised solar panels. There is value to be had and we’ll go through all your options with you.

EV Chargers
There is currently only one EV charger available in Australia (the Zappi) that can guarantee you are using only solar generated energy to charge your car. Other EV chargers will allow you to charge from the grid. In fact, you will have to in most cases. Worldwide there is only one solar EV charger that is integrated into a solar inverter.  This is made by SolarEdge and will be available from Solarpro as soon as we get it in Australia.