SolarEdge and Commercial Solar: What is it?

As solar energy continues to grow in popularity in the UK, many businesses are looking for ways to optimise their solar panel systems to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs. One such solution that has gained traction in recent years is SolarEdge. 

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what SolarEdge is, how it works, and the benefits and drawbacks of this innovative solar energy management system.

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What is SolarEdge?

SolarEdge is a solar energy management system that is designed to optimise the performance of solar panels. It uses advanced power optimisers and a central inverter to manage the flow of energy between the solar panels and grid. The system is designed to maximise energy output and minimise energy losses. This results in higher energy efficiency and lower energy costs.

How Does SolarEdge Work?

The SolarEdge system works by optimising the performance of each individual solar panel in a solar panel array. Each solar panel is equipped with a power optimiser that communicates with a central inverter. The power optimiser monitors the output of the solar panel and adjusts the voltage to maximise energy production. The central inverter then converts the DC energy produced by the solar panels into AC energy that can be used to power homes and businesses or fed back into the grid.

Benefits of SolarEdge

Higher Energy Efficiency:

One of the main benefits of SolarEdge is that it can increase the energy efficiency of solar panel systems. By optimising the performance of each individual solar panel, SolarEdge improves the overall energy output of a solar panel array.

Enhanced Safety: 

Another benefit of SolarEdge is that it can enhance the safety of solar panel systems. The system uses advanced safety features, such as rapid shutdown and arc detection, minimising the risk of electrical fires.

Real-Time Monitoring and Maintenance: 

SolarEdge also provides real-time monitoring of the solar panel systems. This allows businesses to track their energy production and optimise the performance of their solar panel system. But most importantly businesses can identify issues with individual panels, which on large commercial systems makes finding faults a lot easier. This is because you can monitor the output of each individual panel.


SolarEdge is a flexible solution that can be used with a wide range of solar panel types and configurations. This makes it an ideal solution for both residential and commercial solar panel systems.

What next?

Overall, SolarEdge is an innovative solution for solar energy management that can provide significant benefits to businesses. While it may be more expensive and complex than traditional solar panel systems, the increased energy efficiency, enhanced safety features, and real-time monitoring capabilities of the system make it an attractive option for those looking to optimise their solar panel systems. 

If you are interested in SolarEdge and commercial solar PV, you can contact our friendly team here at Eclipse Energy Commercial. We will offer a free no obligation survey of your business premises. 

Just fill out a form on our website or give us a call on 01422 414850.

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