SolarEdge StorEdge™ Battery Storage System

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Introduction

SolarEdge’s StorEdge™ DC coupled storage solution allows home owners to maximize self-consumption and to enable energy independence. Unused PV power is stored in a battery and used when needed to maximize self consumption. The solution is based on a single inverter for both PV and storage.

Can be added to existing PV systems using SolarEdge inverters.

System schematic

SolarEdge StorEdge™ System Diagram

Features

  • DC coupled solution allows high system efficiency
  • PV power is stored directly in the battery
  • No additional conversions from AC to DC and back to AC
  • Module-level power optimization for more power harvesting
  • A single inverter for both PV and on-grid storage
  • Outdoor installation allows flexibility in battery location
  • No special wires required - uses the same PV cables  with no high voltages & currents during installation and maintenance
  • PV array and battery voltage designed to reduce to safe voltage upon AC shut down
  • Monitor the battery status, PV production, and self-consumption data
  • Smarter energy consumption to reduce electricity bill
  • Remote access to inverter/battery software
  • Easy access to the inverter during maintenance (outdoor installation)

 The system consists of

  • A SolarEdge inverter and Power Optimisers - to connect the solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.
  • A StorEdge interface unit to control battery charging.
  • A high voltage battery - to store the energy when it’s generated, for use when it’s needed e.g. LG Chem RESU H.
  • SolarEdge Energy Meter for monitoring import/export to the grid.
  • Cabling and switchgear - for efficient and safe operation
Additional cost to end user from ~ £7,000 + Vat (compared to normal PV system)
See: SolarEdge StorEdge™ Battery Storage System Kit

Products

Solar Panels for renewable generation.  REC Peak Energy Series Silver Frame
SolarEdge Inverter to connect the solar photovoltaic (PV) panels via the optimisers. SolarEdge Single Phase Inverter
SolarEdge Optimisers to optimise each panel before the inverter, providing better solar performance and increased generation. SolarEdge P Series Power Optimizer (module add on)
SolarEdge StorEdge Interface to control when to charge or discharge the battery. Solaredge Storedge Interface
LG Chem RESU H battery to store the energy when it’s generated, for use when it’s needed. Also compatible with the Tesla Powerwall. LG Chem RESU 7 H Angle
SolarEdge Electricity Meter & CT Clamps to measure export/import so the system knows when to charge/discharge the battery in order to increase self-sufficiency. SolarEdge Electricity Meter