Several owners of solar panels use the so-called ‘power optimizer’ products of SolarEdge. The PIDbox Mini of iLumen is the only solution in the market that is compatible with these products.
The power optimizers try to achieve a higher efficiency by providing a control unit at each solar panel that gets the maximum power out of the panel. In a conventional PV system, the maximum efficiency is obtained from a complete string.
When opting for a ‘power optimizer’, this device is inserted between each solar panel and the inverter. As with conventional PV systems, the efficiency enhancing PIDbox Mini can be installed in this configuration without affecting the operation of the inverter.
When connecting the PIDbox Mini to a SolarEdge single phase inverter, operating the unit does not require any additional configuration.
When connecting the PIDbox Mini to a SolarEdge three phase inverter, the inverter must be configured to operate with the unit. This feature is referred to as ‘Night Offset mode’.
The PIDbox Mini of iLumen is the only PID solution in the market that is compatible with SolarEdge technology.
The full statement of SolarEdge concerning the compatibility of the PIDbox can be read here.