Integrated products will boost system performance for all types of PV installations
MUNICH – June 19, 2013 – Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced a range of smart module products optimized bySolarEdge. Integrating Upsolar’s PV modules with SolarEdge’s advanced power optimization technology, the smart solar products will offer customers a full range of intelligent solutions for residential, commercial and utility scale applications.
Upsolar’s smart modules integrate seamlessly with SolarEdge technology to increase the energy output of each module and expand design flexibility. By embedding SolarEdge’s optimizers directly into their modules during the manufacturing process, Upsolar can offer a lower balance of systems cost while maximizing roof utilization and power harvesting. In addition, users of the new smart products can remotely access performance monitoring software and ultimately enjoy safety with SolarEdge’s SafeDC™ feature, which automatically shuts down modules’ DC voltage levels when the inverter or grid power is down.
“Thanks to a strong technical partnership already in place, Upsolar has been able to quickly incorporate SolarEdge’s advanced optimization technology directly into our modules,” said Enrico Carniato, Europe Managing Director for Upsolar. “Driven in part by growing demand in the residential sector, we’ve already experienced a surge in interest in the design and installation benefits provided by this offering.”
As part of a range of smart module offerings, Upsolar and SolarEdge will jointly introduce fully equipped smart module kits. Featuring SolarEdge equipped modules and inverters, the kits will provide customers with smart systems that require fewer components than any other smart module product on the market. The kits will offer multiple types of Upsolar smart modules – 60 and 72 cell poly and monocrystalline options – and SolarEdge inverters ranging from 2.2-17 kW (Europe) and 3-20 kW (North America). Fully certified for European (IEC), North American (UL) and Australian markets (CEC AUS), kits will soon be available worldwide.
“Upsolar has demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing smart module technology – the next generation of solar,” said Zvi Lando, Vice President of Sales for SolarEdge. “By combining two world-class technologies, we can offer our customers a product with superior performance and competitive prices.”
Upsolar and SolarEdge will be exhibiting at Intersolar EU in Munich on June 19-21. Representatives from Upsolar (Booth #A3.390) and SolarEdge (Booth #B5.110) will be available to discuss the new joint solutions and their regional availability.
Upsolar develops and produces high quality solar PV modules at competitive prices, offering a secure long-term investment for customers around the world. Bolstered by a commitment to product R&D and support from its flexible manufacturing platforms, Upsolar ensures top-tier performance and reliability while maintaining an asset light approach to its business. All Upsolar products are backed by industry-leading product and performance guarantees to ensure superior performance over the lifetime of each system. Upsolar also champions environmental sustainability through key sponsorships and environmental initiatives. To learn more about Upsolar, its products or its sustainability efforts, please visit www.upsolar.com.
About SolarEdge Technologies
SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power optimization and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster ROI. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring the performance of each module. The high efficiency SolarEdge inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. The SolarEdge system provides optimal power, flexible design and full roof utilization. Module-level electronics enable enhanced maintenance and increased system safety with the SafeDC™ mechanism. SolarEdge is online at www.solaredge.com