Inverter Upgrade

Upgrade your solar PV system with optimised inverter technology for more energy, full insight and improved safety. 

Your Current Inverter

Of the all of inverters we have installed over the years the majority will have come complete with a standard 5-year warranty with this being increased in 5-year increments if stated on your original quotation.

Whilst it goes without saying that the inverter is the piece of hardware that will almost certainly fail at some point over the next 10 years or so, we would suggest waiting for your current unit to fail and then upgrade to a fully optimized SolarEdge system.

So why upgrade?

Self-sufficiency

The SolarEdge system utilizes optimizers which individually manage each panel within your array, helping to increase performance and maximize both output and generation. This solution is particularly useful in situations where partial shading is present such as a dormer window or tree. An increase in generation by as much as 20% can be achieved from the same roof space using your existing panels – view it in the same way as your car’s engine can be remapped to increase its performance.

Optimizers can be retrofitted to any system but the starting point is the removal of your panels from the roof and fixing the optimizers to the PV mounting rail in required arrangement. With the roof ‘naked’ like this, roof hangers and rail fixtures can be checked – a spring clean if you will. Once the optimizers are in place, the panels can go back on with the end result appearing no different from the original array.

What Are the benefits?

We would suggest looking at upgrading from your current string inverter if your system is over 4 years old. This isn’t to say your current unit is not performing well, it is more a suggestion your generation figures could be enhanced using this upgrade with the addition benefit of a new 12-year product warranty.

It is also worth noting that each site would be assessed on a case by case basis, if it would not improve your yield, we will tell you.

OUR INSTALLED PACKAGES

To Suit 10 Solar Panels

£3650

To Suit 12 Solar Panels

£3750

To Suit 14 Solar Panels

£3850

To Suit 16 Solar Panels

£3995

ALL THE ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE VAT, INSTALLATION & SCAFFOLDING TO SUIT UP TO A TWO STOREY PROPERTY

Maximum power

from each panel

In a solar PV system, each panel has an individual maximum power point.

Differences between panels introduce power losses. For example:

This is the case in your existing system and as your system ages, the

differences between panel production grows and even more energy is lost.

Installing Solar Edge allows your panels to operate independently rather than conventional string inverters which work in series, grouping panels together, which means the panel in that particular series can only operate as efficiently as the least efficient panel in that series. Solar Edge eliminates this and lets every panel work to its maximum potential to gain you as much energy as you could possibly generate.

Improved

Inverter Technology

In addition, during the past years, inverter efficiency has continually improved, therefore, your system can feed in even more solar energy into the grid.

The SolarEdge revolutionary HD-Wave digital inverter technology has improved the inverter efficiency to 99%, reduced the weight of the inverter by 50% and improved the reliability and expected lifespan of the inverter to 20+ years.

More

Solar Energy

The graph below shows the additional energy your system could potentially be generating by upgrading to SolarEdge’s optimised inverter technology.

*All images and data used above are for illustrative purpose only. Assume a traditional inverter system without module-level power electronics.

Peace of mind for

your investment

With a traditional string inverter system, you typically do not receive any notification if there is a problem with system production. But with SolarEdge you can monitor the performance of each panel in your system to secure your long-term investment.

Get updates anytime, anywhere using free iPhone and Android applications. Comprehensive statistics about your solar system allow you to analyse if your system is producing it’s maximum potential.

Superior

safety solution

PV systems are generally safe and do not pose an inherent danger to people or property However, with a traditional inverter, as long as the sun is up, PV wires are energised with high DC voltages.

With SolarEdge, whenever AC power is off, DC wires are designed to de-energise providing protection to installers, maintenance personnel, firefighters and property.

System

lifetime warranty

When you upgrade to SolarEdge, the inverter solution has longer warranties so you can continue to optimise energy generation well into the future. Power optimisers: 25-year warranty Inverter: 12-year standard warranty, extendable to 20/25 years

Monitoring: free for system lifetime

Inverter

Monitoring

Power Optimiser

Upgrade to StorEdge

Once you upgrade your solar energy system to SolarEdge, it will be StorEdge ready. If you want to add a battery to your system, you can do it quickly, easily, and with minimal costs.

The SolarEdge StorEdgeTM solution enables you to reduce your electricity bills and maximise self- consumption by storing unused PV power in a battery for later consumption. Use a single SolarEdge inverter to manage and monitor PV generation, consumption, and energy storage. Compatible third-party batteries, such as LUX Power AC Battery Storage, can be added to existing SolarEdge systems.