Micro inverters and power optimizer:-
During solar power harvesting process the electrical power obtained from the solar panels and juiced down in large amount to banks of energy storage (batteries) or used on conventional loads has to be voltage and frequency mitigated in order to obtain maximum efficiency. The process of mitigating the PV electrical power it is done using power optimizer, power conditioners, power controllers and power regulators.
What is the common benefit using either a power optimizer or a micro inverter?
They are both mounted individual under a module and they do leverage the control at module level and they both eliminate the Christmas Tree Effect allowing modules to be parallel connected and in this way when one it is invalidated the rest of them are working full steam offering the best efficiency for the PV plant.
Enphase Microinverter System:-
The Enphase Microinverter is a fully-integrated device that converts the DC output from a single solar module into grid-compliant AC power. The Microinverter system is designed to maximize solar PV module power output, increase system reliability and dramatically simplify design, installation and system management while also improving safety. It can be used with modules of up to 240 watt with peak power voltage of 31-50 volts. The all new The M215 Microinverter uses Enphase's Next Generation technology to achieve higher efficiency, more power and improved installation.
SolarEdge Distributed Power Maximizer:-
SolarEdge makes the first end-to-end distributed power system with DC-DC power maximizers for each module combined with a specialized DC-AC string inverter to work with those power optimizer and module-level monitoring system. SolarEdge architecture allows flexible string length ranging from 8 to 25 modules regardless of module operating and open circuit voltages. SolarEdge systems are available for modules with MC3, MC4 and Tyco connectors and it comes with a monitoring data logger and communication gateway.
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