SolarEdge Technologies, a PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services company, announced the immediate international availability of its StorEdge solution. At the end of 2015, the company already completed a number of StorEdge installations in select locations around the world.
Compatible with Tesla’s home battery, the Powerwall, StorEdge is a DC-coupled storage solution that allows home owners to reduce electric bills and gain energy independence. With StorEdge, unused solar energy is stored in a battery and used when needed to maximize self-consumption and for power backup. StorEdge also supports Time-of-Use management, which promotes energy consumption when electric demand from the grid is low (off-peak rates) and lower consumption when demand is high (peak rates). The backup function allows homeowners to store solar energy and use it during electric outages.
The solution is based on a single inverter that manages and monitors solar energy generation, consumption, and storage. With the complete SolarEdge DC optimized StorEdge™ system, homeowners benefit from higher generation, higher efficiency, simple design, enhanced safety, full monitoring, and easy maintenance.
“With the evolution of the solar energy market and subsidy programs, innovative solutions are increasingly necessary to create synergy between distributed solar energy and storage,” stated Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge’s VP of Marketing and Product. “As a top global inverter company, SolarEdge is committed to contributing to a thriving solar industry by offering products, such as StorEdge.”
Available in Australia, Europe, South Africa, and the United States, StorEdge can be ordered by PV installers via SolarEdge distributors.
— Solar Builder magazine