Redefining Power - The SolarEdge Blog

  • I Beg to Differ

    By: Hannah Mann | October 08, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    In 1880 Margarete Steiff founded the famous German plush toy company Steiff, which was, and still is, distinguished by its high quality products and high prices. Read more
  • An Inconvenient Truth?

    By: Shalhevet Bar-Asher | September 08, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    An issue sparking much debate in recent years is that of climate change. On the one hand we have Al Gore and the majority of scientists saying we must do something before it’s too late, on the other hand we have the skeptics who say there is no climate change, and in between we have people saying climate change is real but not man-made, or people who are altogether indifferent. (You can read what Californians think about the matter in this recent PPIC survey.) Read more
  • Tools of Convenience Take on Time

    By: Chase Potter | August 19, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    With 14.6 GW of solar installations worldwide just this year, solar power has never been more popular. As new countries pass legislation to open up more markets to PV installations, the life of an installer becomes busier and busier. To combat the hectic schedules, SolarEdge developed 3 tools for its installers: the Site Design, Mapping and Configuration Tools. Read more
  • SolarEdge Makes Impossible Installations Possible

    By: Danya Golan | August 12, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    Mr. Eitan Reem who lives in the peaceful Kfar Vradim village in northern Israel, wanted to join the constantly increasing community of home owners and farmers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their roofs. He approached Solgal Energy, one of the leading PV installers in Israel who reviewed the house’s position and design and recommended the installation of a 4kW system on the southern façade of the roof. Read more
  • The Arc Triumph

    By: Shalhevet Bar-Asher | July 20, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    In recent posts we spoke about fire risks associated with PV systems and about the attractiveness of PV systems to thieves. Well, we’d like to mention one more menace… electric arcs.What is an electric arc? It is the continuous flow of current through the air. What does it look like? Watch this YouTube movie: Read more
  • Impressions from Intersolar

    By: Amit Rosner | June 17, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    Wow! It has been a fantastic show! Read more
  • PV & Safety Under (or Above) the Same Roof

    By: Danya Golan | May 27, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    So by now almost everybody knows why solar energy is good (e.g. these 10 good reasons), but not many consider the potential risks related to traditional PV installations. PV systems have been used for the last century with no fatalities and are considered very reliable and safe. However, it is important to remember that DC voltage is generated by PV panels as long as the sun is up, even when grid power is down. Read more
  • Shedding light on PV system shading

    By: Ilan Yoscovich | May 06, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    Installing a PV solar system is an exciting opportunity to get energy from a free and natural energy source - our sun. But are we really getting the maximum power out of our PV installation? Read more
  • Bringing Light to Africa with PV Systems

    By: Amit Rosner | March 10, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    Recently we’ve been privileged to take part in bringing light into people's lives in one of the world’s poorest regions. I just returned from a trip to Uganda with JHA, an American NGO that brings sustainable technologies to rural African villages. The people living there have no access to electricity, sewage system, or even clean water. They live on less than $1 a day, spend hours a day searching for water and firewood, and struggle with malaria and other diseases. Read more
  • Distributed DC Architecture – Maximum Solar Power Harvesting

    By: Danya Golan | March 02, 2010 | Comments (0) | Tweet This
    So we have a new blog, and we told you about our experiences from PV conferences around the globe, but we didn’t take the time yet to explain who we are and what we do. To get answers to all these questions you will have to keep following our blog, but I would like to start with a short but comprehensive description of the SolarEdge system and its benefits. Read more