SolarEdge PV Inverters Hit 97.5% CEC Efficiency

SolarEdge Technologies announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) today published the updated List of Eligible Inverters, placing SolarEdge’s range of single-phase 3300W-6000W PV inverters at the highest efficiency rank with up to 97.5% weighted efficiency rating.

The SolarEdge Monitoring solution is also eligible by the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and appears on the List of Performance Monitoring and Reporting Service Providers (PMRS). The SolarEdge system is available in the US through the distributors AEE Solar, DC Power Systems, and others.

“We are proud to be confirmed as America’s most efficient single-phase solar inverter” said John Berdner, SolarEdge General Manager for North America. “It is part of our commitment to our customers world-wide, to supply the most efficient, safe, reliable and cost effective PV systems.”

The SolarEdge inverters, intended for residential and commercial installations, were specifically designed to work with the company’s PowerBoxes – module-integrated power optimizers – that provide module-level performance-monitoring and safety mechanisms, and maximize energy throughput by individually tracking Maximum Power Point (MPP) for each and every PV module.

Due to the distributed architecture, the inverters always operate at their optimal input voltage, which remains fixed regardless of temperature or string length, the company said. DC and AC disconnects and a built-in communication gateway are included and the inverters are rated for indoor or outdoor use (NEMA3R) and are provided with a standard 12 year warranty. 


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