Choosing the right inverter for your solar system is just as important as choosing the right solar panels. Enphase and SolarEdge are both established players and are two of the top inverter brands. When Googling “Enphase vs SolarEdge”, there are fans for both technologies, with each camp advocating their choice of technology is better. At
In Orinda in California’s Contra Costa County, we installed a solar system consisting of 30 LGsolar panels, paired with 1 SolarEdge inverter. This install has a small amount of shade. With SolarEdge, each individual solar panel gets its own individual optimizer. If a solar panel is shaded, only that particular solar panel is affected. It
Alamo, California is a small, unincorporated, town located between Danville and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County. Here, we installed a larger solar system, consisting of 40 all-black Panasonic 315-watt panels. Because of the surrounding trees, the system is under some shade. To mitigate, we installed a SolarEdge inverter, which allows the panels to have
In Alamo, CA, we installed all-black LG panels with a SolarEdge inverter. While the surrounding trees do cause shading, the SolarEdge inverter is able to individually optimize each panel, allowing each to produce at its own maximum. Even if some of the panels are shaded, it does not affect production for the rest of the
Solar install in Hayward, California. This solar system contains 16 LG 320-watt panels with a SolarEdge inverter. Total system size is 5.12 kilowatts DC. We expect this system to produce 7,518 kilowatts of electricity in its first year. With Net Metering, solar customers are billed annually for electricity (though some taxes and fees are still
Solar install in Alamo, California. This system consists of 22 SunPower 345-watt solar panels paired with a SolarEdge inverter. While this site will have some shade, the SolarEdge inverter includes individual optimizers for each panel. This means that even if one panel is shaded, SolarEdge is able to optimize the production of other panels.
Solar install in Pleasanton, California. This system consists of 22 all-black SunPower 335 watt panels paired with a SolarEdge inverter. Even with shading, we expect this system to produce 10,096 kilowatts of electricity in its first year. On a SolarEdge system, each panel contains an optimizer to individually maximize solar a production on a per-panel
Solar install in San Ramon, California. System consults of 22 all-black LG 300 panels with a SolarEdge inverter. We estimated this system to produce 8273 kilowatts in its first year. So far, production is exceeding our expectations by over 10%. With Net Metering with the electric company, extra solar production during the day offsets the