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Have an Old Solar Inverter? Upgrade to SolarEdge!

If you’re like me, you probably installed your solar system back during a time when it wasn’t so hip to go solar. As a result, you likely have an old style ‘string’ inverter.

What does this mean? Remember those old style Christmas lights where if one light bulb burns out, the whole string goes out. Given the choice between buying one of those or a better set where if one light goes out – it’s the only light that goes out – which would you choose?

Of course, you’d choose the second option. So would I. Unfortunately, back when we went solar, the old style ‘one panel goes out they all go out’ inverter was the option available.

The good news is that solar inverters have evolved quite a bit since 2008 and if you’d like to get more power out of your existing system, upgrading to panel level optimizers makes a lot of sense, especially if:

  1. Your old inverter is coming to the end of its useful life
  2. Your roof has seasonal shading issues
  3. Your solar system is installed across multiple roofs
  4. Your solar inverter has stopped working altogether (and may be out of warranty)
  5. You’d like to add on to your existing solar array

The advantages of upgrading to SolarEdge from your old inverter include:

  1. Higher efficiency DC to AC conversion (98%) means more power from your existing panels
  2. Individual panel level optimization significantly increases overall energy harvest
  3. Unique fire safety features give you peace of mind http://www.solaredge.com/files/pdfs/fire_safety_white_paper.pdf
  4. Panel level monitoring makes for efficient remote diagnostics and reporting
  5. Path to upgrade your existing solar panels to higher wattages as desired

If you are a solar customer who is looking for a way to get a lot more out of your existing solar system, upgrading to SolarEdge very well could be the answer.

For a free evaluation and solar upgrade quote, call 877-959-8816

Buying out a Solar PPA

By Nick Weber Many current Solar PPA customers (those buying the electricity) are trying to determine two things: When to evaluate a buyout of their Solar PPA, and How to evaluate a buyout their Solar PPA? “When” is relatively simple, as many Solar PPA’s have similar buyout years and provisions.   The “How” is more complicated,Finish Reading

HelioPower, Inc. Job Fair & Hiring Event

  Thursday July 24th, 2014 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM 25747 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562 For More Information Please Visit Our Careers Page Photovoltaic Installer Description: Responsibilities: Qualifications: HelioPower Inc. is currently looking for PV Installers for Southern California and Northern California Operations. The PV Installer will be responsible for assisting photovoltaic system installationFinish Reading

Vanilla Solar is the Order of the Day

Typical solar power installation Vanilla Solar just too plain? Ok, let's face it, who doesn't like vanilla? It's a wonderful base for all kinds of delicious treats. I use vanilla almond milk in my morning smoothie. For many, vanilla ice cream is the perfect complement to a slice of hot apple pie, and if you're a... Finish Reading

Solar Freaking Roadway! – Are They Real?

Everyone has seen this snazzy video waxing eloquent about this awesome new technology that would allow us to convert all of our roads into solar farms and produce 3x the energy we would ever need. It's sounds awesome, and if it were a reality, it would be awesome. It's not a reality, here's why: Every... Finish Reading
Net Metering Batteries with Solar is OK in California

Net Metering Batteries with Solar is OK in California

  Today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a Proposed Decision which clears the path for economically using battery backup in conjunction with solar and other forms of renewable energy generation.  This is good news for existing and prospective solar customers, and great news if you have uneven power usage or high demand charges. Finish Reading

California Energy Policy – A Window of Opportunity

California Energy Policy – A Window of Opportunity

California energy policy has never been more clear, favorable or stable.  Three policies in particular combine to create an attractive but short window of opportunity for Californian’s considering solar or other renewable energy projects.  Let’s consider Net Metering, Meter Aggregation and the Investment Tax Credit in turn. Net Metering Today the California PUC issued aFinish Reading

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