Power optimizers are a module-level power electronics solution that can be installed on-site or integrated during the manufacturing of solar panel. Power optimizers offer many benefits to solar PV systems including the following.
- Increased energy yield: Through maximum power point tracking at panel level, power optimizers lessen the power loss caused by a number of factors including variances in module power, partial shading, soiling and/or uneven aging.
- Real-time, module-level monitoring: Power optimizers enable module-level performance monitoring, reducing maintenance time and cost while increasing system uptime.
- Enhanced safety: Power optimizers also provide protection for workers during PV system installation, maintenance and firefighters. Design flexibility: Through maximum power point tracking at panel level, power optimizers enable module mixing and placement of modules on different planes.
Overall, power optimizers offer immediate and long-term financial benefits from higher energy production from each module and reduced maintenance cost.