The SolarEdge Energy Hub is a revolutionary new system designed to future-proof your household and help you maximise your solar savings. This smart inverter not only boasts a world-leading 99% efficiency, but it’s also configured to connect with battery storage, EV chargers and other smart appliances and energy add-ons.
SolarEdge inverters are designed to work with small electrical devices called power optimisers. Optimisers were invented by SolarEdge, and one is fitted to each panel in a SolarEdge system. The optimisers allow each single panel to output to its maximum potential regardless of the output of the other panels. Optimisers overcome the limitations of traditional “string” inverter solar systems sold in Australia.
In standard solar systems that have a string inverter, the panels are connected in a string, and all the panels must face in the same direction. The inverter sees the string of panels as a single panel. If a single panel is affected by shad for example, and its output drops by 50%, the output of every panel in the string will fall by 50%.
The SolarEdge Energy Hub inverter and optimisers allow every panel to operate at maximum output increasing the system output compared to standard systems and increasing customer savings.
Here’s everything you need to know about the SolarEdge Energy Hub.
What is the SolarEdge Energy Hub?
When it comes to solar inverter technology, SolarEdge leads the way. The new Energy Hub is the perfect inverter solution not just for now but also for the future. The problem that many people experience with solar energy is that it can be incredibly costly to upgrade your system – for example, adding battery storage usually requires a whole new inverter installation. The Energy Hub removes these complications because it’s pre-prepared for anything.
The system is designed to grow with you, so if you want to add a battery to store excess solar energy, you can. It’s even ready to handle multiple batteries and generator backup if you need it to. Impressively, the Energy Hub is also pre-configured to connect to an electric vehicle charging station.
Why Choose SolarEdge?
Not only is SolarEdge one of the leading solar inverter manufacturers in the world, but the release of the Energy Hub is possibly one of the biggest advancements in residential solar technology so far. Here are 4 key benefits of the SolarEdge Energy Hub.
Ready for solar battery connection
As mentioned above, many people who install solar panels for the first time often choose on-grid solar. This means you can power your home during the day using solar energy, and in the evening (or when the sun isn’t giving you enough solar energy) you’re connected to the main grid. The alternative is installing solar battery storage, which means excess solar generated during the day can be used at night.
The cost of solar battery solutions is still prohibitive to many, but that may not be the case in the future. Many standard solar inverters aren’t equipped to work with battery storage, which means you need to buy a new inverter if you want to add battery storage. The SolarEdge Energy Hub inverter is already equipped to handle a solar battery, meaning fewer costs when you upgrade.
The new SolarEdge Energy Bank battery will soon be available in Australia (early April 2022) and will work seamlessly with the Energy Hub inverter.
99% inverter efficiency
Regardless of how many solar panels you install on your roof, if your inverter doesn’t have high efficiency, you won’t be maximising your solar savings. In simple terms, your inverter turns solar energy into the type of electricity that powers your home. However, for example, if it only has 80% efficiency, you lose 20% of the energy your solar panels produce.
The SolarEdge Energy Hub features a record-breaking 99% efficiency, which means you get as much benefit from your solar system as possible.
Be ready for EV charging
The electric vehicle (EV) sales are still low in Australia but are now growing. As we move away from fossil fuels, EVs are high on many people’s ‘to-buy’ list. However, even if you’ve got solar energy at home, most inverters aren’t equipped to feed solar energy directly into your EV charging station.
SolarEdge has changed all of that because it’s already pre-configured to connect to a Smart EV Charger. Not only will you have no fuel costs, but you can charge your car for free from the sun!
Advanced energy monitoring
Getting a visual of your energy consumption and savings is a great way to understand your usage even more. With this knowledge comes the ability to change your consumption habits and realise even more benefits from your solar energy system.
With the mySolarEdge app, you can track all of your energy data from usage to battery levels. You can even remotely control EV charging and other smart energy devices.
Want more information on the SolarEdge Energy Hub?
Whether you’re going solar for the first time or you’d like to upgrade your system to something more future-proof, we can help. SolarBright are your local experts in SolarEdge technology, and we can ensure your solar system is ready for the future.