You may have seen a new type of panel emerge recently with twice as many half sized cells. They are referred to in different ways, such as half-cut cells, dual cells, split cells or low internal resistance panels. Cutting the standard cell in half and changing the layout has been simple, but highly advantageous. We’ll explain why in more detail here.
If you only considered SolarEdge for projects requiring panel level optimisation, you'd be overlooking one of the most innovative inverter brands of the past decade. SolarEdge haven't just split the inverter into two funtions, they're leveraging every possible advantage of the DC optimised concept. Power optimisers and other Module Level Power Electronics (MLPEs) are gaining traction fast, but it's SolarEdge's innovation that has them leading the way.
If you can't make sense of panel datasheets, this article is for you. It builds on our Solarpedia overview of solar panels, where we categorised panels into three groups, low end, standard and premium. This is good, but it doesn't tell you specifically what features can set panels apart. This is what we'll do in this post.
The solar inverter is arguably the most important part of your system. For this reason, picking your inverter is something you want to spend a bit of time doing, particularly if you want to interact with your system after it's installed. What makes a good inverter though?