Take the Next Step in DC Optimization
Our submodule optimizers embed the maximum power point tracker (MPPT) function deeper in the photovoltaic system than ever before. You’re no longer constrained by the limits of conventional PV system design. Submodule optimizers enable longer series strings and the use of higher voltage- and power-rated PV inverters. Together, the added flexibility reduces overall DC and AC copper, combiner, and installation labor costs. Combined with mismatch energy recovery afforded by submodule optimization, you will deliver improved financials for even the largest PV projects.
This is DC optimization without costly boxes hanging off the back of your panel, without network cabling or communications gateways, and without hotspot stresses. Submodule optimizers enable you to perform MPPT and DC optimization on each cell string. This granularity minimizes power degradation due to shading, soiling, and other sources of mismatch within the panel.
Unlike the diodes they replace, submodule optimizers do not bypass weak cell strings. Instead, they allow each cell string to deliver maximum power under any environmental conditions, enabling you to harvest more energy, achieve denser panel layouts, and improve system reliability.