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SolarWorld / SolarEdge 13440W Grid-Tied Solar Kit; DIY (Do-it-yourself)

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  • 13.4 kW Grid-Tied Package
  • grid interactiveSolarWorld panels match with the SolarEdge power optimizer system is a powerful combination. We put these two industry giants together in our grid-tie pre-engineered package to maximize performance from every panel providing our customers with increased energy harvest. Get the most out of your grid-tied system with SolarEdge’s revolutionary power optimizers. SolarEdge controls the harvest of power at the solar panel level increasing yields by as much as 25%.  The Power Optimizer optimizes energy output by performing Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) individually for each panel and also collect performance maintains a fixed DC string voltage. Power Optimizers are guaranteed for 25 years.
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SolarWorld / SolarEdge 13440W Grid-tied Package

Kit Description Part Number STC* Array Size Monthly kWh @ 5 Sun Hours /Day STC* SolarEdge Optimizer Model Type Panel & Power Optimizer Warranty
48 280W SolarWorld Panels w/
SolarEdge Power Optimizer Kit
SESW-13440 13,440 Watts 2,016 kWh SolarEdge
P300-5NA4ARS
Grid Tied
Panel Power Optimizer
25 Years

*STC = "Standard Test Conditions" Definition

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The SolarEdge SolarWorld grid-tied system combines panel-level power optimizers and monitoring with a specialized DC-AC string inverter to maximize the energy yield of a solar installation with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) on each panel that mitigates partial string shading, panel mismatch, uneven soiling and aging variance losses. The system is designed to automatically maintain a fixed string voltage to ensure that the inverter always operates as efficiently as possible, regardless of string size, shading, or temperature. This allows flexible string length ranging from 8 to 25 panels and mitigates the performance impact of varying panel sizes, tilts or orientations. The installation is scalable and facilitates expansion or replacements because future modules do not need to match existing ones. pre-engineered Installing a SolarEdge system can reduce installation time and cost by decreasing the number of strings, DC disconnects and other balance of system parts.

SolarEdge Technologies provides electronics to that act similar to micro inverters at a panel level but uses a central inverter to maximize energy harvesting. The SolarEdge technology is unique in that it uses a system in which each solar panel is connected to a power optimizer which guarantees maximum power to be drawn from each SolarWorld panel throughout the day then feeds the energy that it generates through a central inverter on the wall to the utility grid. The SolarEdge solution provides some unique benefits with their system, such as increased energy product per panel, improved safety for the DIY installer, and panel level performance monitoring. The power optimizers are designed to function continuously for over 25 years without maintenance in outdoor conditions with extremely low failure rates. The SolarEdge inverter is designed, and warranted, for 12 years of operation.

In a SolarEdge system, a power optimizer (Powerbox) is mounted behind and connected to each panel. At least 8 panels power optimizer  must be used, so your system can start as small at 8 panels with wattages up to 350 watts each. The output of the power optimizer is wired in series “strings” just like a typical grid connected system, but strings can be made of 8 to 25 panels and several strings of different numbers of panels may be connected to the same SolarEdge inverter. This allows the homeowner to put as many solar panels on a roof that can fit in allowable space. Panels can be partially shaded and can even be on different planes of the roof. Different brands and wattage panels can be used in the same string, making it easy to add to an existing system later or to replace a failed or broken panel. When the panels with power optimizer are installed, the homeowner can safely handle the wiring because there is only one volt output per panel until they are connected to the inverter and the inverter is turned on. The installer will know if the wiring is correct by counting the panels and making sure therepre-engineered is one volt per panel in each string. This allows for the quantity in series and the polarity to be easily verified.

SolarWorld’s Sunmodule solar panels are recognized as one of the leaders in setting industry standard in quality. SolarWorld stringently control the entire manufacturing process, ensuring high performance in each and every panel. SolarWorld has been ISO 9001 certified for more than 10 years, which means they have been officially recognized for their quality management for a long time now. The fact they are American made makes this sweet system even sweeter. Ul Listed, 25 year warranty

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What's On The Truck

  • 48 - SolarWorld, 280W Solar Panels, Clear Frame Mono, SW280 Mono
  • 48 - SolarEdge Power Optimizers P300-5NA4ARS
  • 1 - SolarEdge, SE11400A-US 1-Ph Grid Tied Inverter
  • PV Wire, 10AWG, UL4703 with H4, 600VDC as Required to Edge of Array
  • 1 Line Drawing; Full Instructive Three-Line Diagram of Entire DC Circuit, as Well as AC Lines to Your Metered Service Entrance.

SolarWorld solarKit Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days After Funds Clear. Stocked in California, New Jersey & Hawaii. Custom Line Drawing PDF is sent via email in 5 - 7 business days.

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Options & Accessories Part # Price  
1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)

NOTE: Checkout Default Price Decreases in Segments As Per Unit Quantity Increases. ironridge solar racks
BP6932304solar roof rack
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)

NOTE: Checkout Default Price Decreases in Segments As Per Unit Quantity Increases.dpw
BP6932304solar ground rack
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SolarEdge, Zigbee Repeater (range extender), SE1000-ZBRPT-NAenvoy  5700173SolarEdge
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SolarEdge, ZigBee Wireless Card, Slave, use with SE1000-ZBGW-K-NA, to plug into Inverter, With External Antenna, Digi International, SE1000-ZB03-SLV-NAenvoy  5701104SolarEdge
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Additional Hardware That May Be Required

dcBlue Pacific Solar has provided all of the main parts you will need for your kit. (See "What's On The Truck") Roof racks and roof rack attachment options or a ground rack system are site specific options that are not included with the base package. Additionally some additional items sourced from your local hardware store that your may need to purchase are: Conduit, appropriately sized electrical wire from the array, some fasteners, sealant, grounding rod, junction box at the edge of the array where you will make the transition to conduit, an AC combiner box if you have more than one string and a AC disconnect within 10' of the main panel which may be required in some local jurisdictions.

 

SolarEdge Product Warranty Program

SolarEdge includes a 25 year warranty for power optimizers and a standard 12 year warranty for inverters, extendable to 20 or 25 years. SolarEdge manages a rapid RMA (Return Material Authorization) process and guarantee a replacement unit shipped within 48 hours at no cost, given the reported defect is eligible for coverage under the Limited Product Warranty.

The warranty extension is available with a one-time payment fee and must be activated within 16 months of inverter shipment. Should you choose to purchase the extended warranty, you would contact SolarEdge directly as the warranty is between you the consumer and SolarEdge. www.solaredge.us/groups/us/service/warranty

Please see the fees below for warranty extension cost:

  • Extension from 12 to 20 years Price ($) Single Phase Inverter Less Than 4kW $228
  • Single Phase Inverter Greater Than 4kW - 7kW $288
  • Extension from 12 to 25 years Price ($) Single Phase Inverter Less Than 4kW $437
  • Single Phase Inverter Greater Than 4kW - 7kW $469

SolarEdge / Microinverter Comparison

Benefits

Microinverters

SolarEdge
Power Optimizers

 Details

Cost per Watt

Higher

Lower - 20-50% cheaper

  • Microinverters cost includes trunk cables and gateways

  • SolarEdge system cost includes inverter, built-in module-level monitoring and 25 year warranty for inverters and power optimizers

Scalability

Not scalable

Scalable

  • The cost/watt of a SolarEdge system decreases as installation
    size increases

Added Energy

Lower

Higher

  • Power optimizers have higher efficiency (99.5%) than Microinverters
  • Reduced efficiency of Microinverters increases heat dissipation
    which enhances module degradation
  • Microinverters have a higher minimum voltage than power
    optimizers:
    • Less shading tolerance
    • Late wake up leading to fewer production hour

Compatibility

Limited

Broad

  • Microinverters have a limited AC output power (e.g. no support for 72-cell modules)
  • When connected to higher capacity modules, the excess DC power is
    lost. E.g. in a 6kW installation of 260W modules, only 5kW AC power
    will be produced

Reliability

 Lower

Higher

  • Microinverters have much higher part count leading to increased
    failure rate
  • Some Microinverters work with electrolytic capacitors which have
    short life time
  • Microinverters create higher temperatures

 

 

 

 

SolarWorld SolarEdge 13440W Solar Kit Do-It-Yourself Home or Business Package

SolarWorld provides the power for the SolarEdge inverters to sync with the grid at 240 VAC, and because the MPPT and voltage management is handled by the power optimizer, have built-in AC and DC Disconnects, weigh just 52 pounds, and are 97% efficient. The system also offers optional wireless inverter connectivity for simpler installation, free of Ethernet or RS485 cabling. ETL Listed to UL 1742 for the US and Canada. SolarEdge has a 25-year warranty for the power optimizer and 12-year warranty for the inverter, extendable to 25 years. Current residential solar systems are typically built from ten to 50 solar panels connected in a series-parallel connection. Several panels (typically 10 to 15) are connected in series, forming a string, to achieve a voltage high enough to enable efficient DC/AC inversion usually between 150V to 600V. More power can be added to the system by adding multiple strings in parallel.

Since the strings are connected in parallel, each string must have the same operating voltage. Thus, in order to efficiently produce power each string must match others in operating voltage. This generally includes matching in SolarWorld panel make and model, string length and orientation and shading conditions, to name a few parameters. The entire array is connected to a solar inverter which is responsible for harvesting the electrical power and inverting it to AC so it can be fed into the grid. If an array consists of two strings with differing operating voltage characteristics (e.g. panel model or panel orientation), two inverters will be needed.

The series connection in each string also poses problems that reduce the maximum power available for inversion. This stems from the fact that the same amount of current flows through all of the panels of each string, disabling individual panel power maximization. SolarEdge is different in that they introduce a distributed power harvesting architecture at the panel level, in that way, the SolarEdge system overcomes the limitations present in current PV systems. Instead of using a single power harvesting device, an inverter, for the entire array, SolarEdge divides power harvesting functions between two devices: solar panel integrated Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) units. These units optimize the energy output from each panel.

The SolarEdge inverter handles only DC to AC inversion, not high power MPPT, schemes. Further, because this inversion is handled at a fixed DC voltage, the inverter can be a simpler, more cost-effective device. Well performing Balance of System components, among them the inverter, are of high importance to the overall performance and longevity of a solar system. The SolarEdge distributed architecture approach contributes to improved system performance. In addition, quality of installation is of critical importance to system performance. SolarEdge systems allow for simplified installation, therefore posing fewer complications and potential errors when installing your SolarWorld SolarEdge package.

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NOTE, IMPORTANT INSTALLATION: It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that all products are installed and operated in accordance with local and national building codes as specific by the NEC (National Electric Code), UBC (Uniform Building Code) or IBC (International Building Code) and local utility company policy. These codes may vary from city to city and county to county. All Grid-tied solar installations should be permitted and inspected, where required, by the local inspection authority in the same manner as other equivalent electrical systems. Blue Pacific Solar recommends you contract with a local licensed electrician to do the final electrical connection of your solar system from the AC disconnect to your home utility breaker box. Some local permitting authorities require that a licensed electrician do all the wiring from the rack to the utility interconnect. If you need help with the permitting documents for your kit, we are here for you. Solar permit service add on is available at checkout.

Additional Safety Instructions; Perform all electrical installations in accordance with all applicable local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. Be aware that only qualified personnel should install or replace SolarEdge optimizer. Do not attempt to repair the SolarEdge optimizer; it contains no user-serviceable parts. If it fails, please contact SolarEdge customer service to obtain an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number and start the replacement process. Tampering with or opening the optimizer will void the warranty. Before installing or using the optimizer or inverter, please read all instructions and cautionary markings in the technical description and on the solar equipment. Connect the SolarEdge kit to the utility grid only after receiving prior approval from the electrical utility company. Be aware that the body of the optimizer is the heat sink. Under normal operating conditions, the temperature is 15°C above ambient, but under extreme conditions the optimizer can reach a temperature of 80°C. To reduce risk of burns, use caution when working with optimizer. Do NOT disconnect the solar module from the SolarEdge optimizer without first removing AC power.

This SolarWorld SolarEdge 13440W Solar Kit is an affordable expandable do-it-yourself (DIY) high quality solution for your home or businesses energy independence.