SOLAREDGE VS ENPHASE

 

COMPARISON

 

SolarEdge VS Enphase


COMPARISON


ENPHASE®


SOLAREDGE®

Partial Shade Mitigation

Yes


Yes
 

Individual Solar Module Monitoring


Yes
 

Yes

Multiple Solar Module Orientations


Yes
 

Yes


Warranty Of Under Module Mounted Electronics
 

25 Years

25 Years

CEC Weighted Inverter Efficiency

96%


97.5%
 
The Highest CEC Efficiency Of Any 240 Volt Single Phase Inverter In the Industry
(Results in a larger rebate in many states and higher energy production.)
 

Minimum Start Voltage

22 Volts


5
Volts
(Starts producing power at far lower voltage levels for better energy harvesting)

Internet Communications Port Built Into System


No
(Must purchase optional Envoy® communications gateway.)
 

Yes
(Comes standard with Ethernet, RS232 and RS485 support built right in.)

Use Of Industry Standard Cabling


No
(Must purchase a comparatively expensive Engage® proprietary cabling assemply for inverter interconnection.)
 

Yes
(Uses low cost, industry standard cabling and only for extension purposes. Power Optimizer cabling is built in.)

Maximum Power Rating Per Each Module Mounted Electronics

215 Watts


300 Watts
(Allows for larger modules to
be used without wasting power.)

Module Mounted Electronics Exposed To Spikes, Surges, Brownouts From The Utility Grid

Yes


No
(SolarEdge's power optimizers are connected to the electrically stable DC power lines so they are isolated from a direct connection to the harsh environment of the grid for a potentially longer life expectancy.)


Use Of Electrolytic Capacitors In Under Module Mounted Electronics Which Have The Potential To Dry Out, Leak And Fail When Used In High Temperature Or Extreme Temperature Cycling Environments
 

Yes


No
(SolarEdge uses no electrolytic capacitors in their under module mounted Power Optimizers.)

Power Line Communication Issues


Yes

(Because the Envoy® and microinverters share the AC power line with every other appliance in your home, electrical interference can cause communication issues in your system.)
 

No
(SolarEdge's power optimizers communicate with the inverter through the electrically quiet DC power lines so the potential for interference is dramatically reduced.)

Under Module Mounted Electronics Peak Efficiency

96.3%


99.3%
(Higher Efficiency Means Less Temperature Related Stress.)


With SolarEdge you'll not only get a bigger cash rebate in many states, but also higher energy production because SolarEdge offers the highest 240 volt single phase CEC weighted efficiency rating on the market.

And why on Earth would  anyone want to connect a 250 or 260 Watt solar panel to an inverter that's only rated to handle a maximum of 215 Watts ? And when it comes to warranties, Our "Sunsational" free 25 year SolarEdge inverter warranty upgrade and the standard 25 year Power Optimizer Unit warranty says it all !
 

Click Here To Download A Much More Detailed Comparison Between SolarEdge And Enphase®

 


 

GERMAN BASED PHOTON LABS

One Of The Worlds Leading Authorities On Solar Electricity Puts The New SolarEdge Power Optimizers To The Test

 

Click To Read This Photon Labs Case Study

 


 

Could These Innocuous Looking Components Be The Downfall Of That Micro Inverter System That You've Been Considering ?

After Twelve Years Of Repairing Inverters At The Component Level, We Think So.

They're Known As Electrolytic Capacitors And They Could Be A Micro Inverter's Worst Nightmare!

 

Micro Inverter Electrolytic Capacitors

Click Here To Learn Why These Components Might Just Ruin Your Return On Investment

 


 

YOUR MICRO INVERTER RUNNETH OVER

Just like you can overfill a cup with coffee, you can easily overpower a micro inverter with too large of a solar panel.

This Is Important To Know !

If you're considering a micro inverter solar system, you absolutely must read this before spending a dime with any solar dealer !

Click Here To Learn More


 


 


SolarEdge Benefits....
 

 
 

 

 

SolarEdge Eases Installation And Reduces Cost....
 

 


 

 

SolarEdge Gives You Peace Of Mind....
 

 

 


 


INCLUDES REMOTE SYSTEM MONITORING

Module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring, enabled by the SolarEdge PowerBoxes. Performance of each and every PV module is measured and communicated across existing power lines, to maximize solar power harvesting at all times and reduce maintenance cost and time.

 

SolarEdge Site Mapper 
 


 

 

NEW!

iPhone Monitoring Application – enables system owners to perform remote monitoring on the go and in the field from their iPhone

 


 


SolarEdge Arc Fault Protection

 

 

 

 

 

SolarEdge Installation Training Highlights


 

 

 

 

 

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