SolarEdge Technologies and Zep Solar announced today the joint solution of the Zep Compatible™ power optimizer. The new power optimizer is seamlessly integrated with the frame of any Zep Compatible solar module. Unlike other module-level electronics on the market, the SolarEdge Zep Compatible™ power optimizer can be installed, without the need to run grounding wire, and combines its superior energy harvesting with the labor saving and aesthetic advantages of the Zep Solar mounting system.
Zep Compatible solar modules are available today from leading module makers such as Trina Solar, Yingli Solar, Canadian Solar, Sharp Solar, Upsolar, and ET Solar among others. The addition of SolarEdge’s power optimizer to the Zep Compatible platform will offer additional benefits and options to users of the technology, including some of the largest residential integrators in North America.
”We have joined with Zep Solar to develop a solution that will better serve our customers’ needs,” says John Berdner General Manager of SolarEdge North America. ”Installers who currently enjoy the flexible design and maximum space utilization enabled by the SolarEdge solution, will now benefit from an easier installation and a reduction in labor time.”
SolarEdge power optimizers present a 99.5% peak efficiency and 98.9% weighted efficiency. The power optimizer maximizes energy production for each individual module offering greater energy yields in both shaded and un-shaded scenarios and eliminating any form of module mismatch. Furthermore, module–level monitoring provides full visibility of system performance and remote troubleshooting. SolarEdge’s Zep Compatible power optimizer can be connected to PV modules on the ground, allowing the mounting hardware, power optimizer and module to be installed on the roof at the same time. Wires are managed by snap-in wire clips offered by Zep Solar, which further streamline the installation process.
“The Zep Compatible ecosystem is a place where the benefits of great new technologies combine to offer new levels of efficiency”, said Jack West, CTO of Zep Solar. “The addition of SolarEdge’s cutting edge solution further contributes to this trend and enhances the growth of the Zep Compatible platform”.
SolarEdge will be showcasing its new Zep Compatible™ power optimizer at Intersolar North America in San Francisco from July 10th through the 12th at Booth 8223.