SolarEdge Technologies Inc, has won a sort-after Intersolar Award for its HD-Wave technology inverter. SolarEdge were honoured with the award in the Photovoltaics category for its innovative power conversion method that maximises record efficiency whilst significantly decreasing inverter size and weight. The new technology represents one of the biggest leaps in solar technology in the past 20 years.
By employing distributed switching and advanced digital processing to synthesize a clean, high-definition sine wave, HD-Wave inverters have less than 1/2 the heat dissipation, 16x less magnetics, and 2.5x less cooling components than current SolarEdge inverters, which are already among the smallest on the market. Inverters powered by HD-Wave technology are less than 6kW, 14.5L, less than 9.5kg and have 99% weighted efficiency.
“Functioning as the brain of PV systems, inverters are integral in accelerating the pace towards grid parity and advancing PV proliferation,” said Guy Sella, CEO and Chairman of SolarEdge. “We are proud to be recognized, for the second time in 4 years, by Intersolar and their esteemed judges for our technology leading position within the PV industry.”
“SolarEdge is honoured to be given this esteemed Intersolar Award for our HD-Wave technology inverter,” said Lior Handelsman, VP Marketing and Product Strategy of SolarEdge. “Representing a significant transition in inverter technology, the use of digital processing in our HD-Wave inverter technology will allow us to more quickly improve inverter size, efficiency, and reliability than the current industry standard.”
The HD-Wave technology inverter is already available in select locations. SolarEdge plans for a more extensive rollout throughout 2016.
Along with its extended portfolio of smart energy management solutions and its commercial offering, SolarEdge is displaying its HD-Wave technology inverter at its booth, located in Hall B3, Booth 110 during Intersolar EU.