The solar optimizer increases the conversion rate and efficiency for DC to Dc energy. Power optimizers work to ensure that you are getting the most out of your PV array, which makes them a perfect complement to compatible string inverters. Power Optimizer works in less than ideal site conditions with your panels and inverters to ensure greater output.
How do Solar Optimizers work to Improve Efficiency?
The Solar Optimizer are DC/DC converters which, once installed on solar panels, turn the module into a “smart module.” Optimizers take DC energy, regulate the output of the module and deliver energy to the central inverter for final DC to AC energy conversion. The Optimizers increase the overall energy output of your PV array by consistently tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each individual module in your system.
Tracking the modules MPPT increases the efficiency of DC power from the solar cell and down to the central inverter where the power is converted to usable AC power.
Will Power Optimizers work under Extreme Environmental Conditions?
Power Optimizers are designed to work in extreme environmental conditions, though with less efficiency than days with good weather. Additionally, with their MPPT tracking your system may perform better on days with adverse weather conditions. Under conditions where there is complete shading over a single module, the Solar optimizer may temporarily shut down. This will not affect the performance of other solar optimizers in the string.