Upgrade your current Solar PV System

Investing in solar was a great idea, you would have benefited from reduced energy bills and of course the Government’s Feed-In Tariff.  But as with most technology, advancements mean that there is now a way to generate even more power and in turn more saving and income from your system.

How?  Well, did you know that older string inverter systems lower the output of all panels to the level of the lowest performing panel?  Just a simple bit of shading, soiling or damage to one panel can affect the whole system. Power Optimisers added to each panel mitigates these losses, by extracting the maximum energy from every panel, regardless of the others in the string.

Even greater returns
on your investment

The benefits of upgrading

As Certified Installers, we upgrade around 100 systems a month with SolarEdge Inverter and Power Optimiser technology, giving PV owners the following comprehensive benefits:

Even greater returns
on your investment

The benefits of upgrading

As Certified Installers, we upgrade around 100 systems a month with SolarEdge Inverter and Power Optimiser technology, giving PV owners the following comprehensive benefits:

Increased Generation

SolarEdge Power Optimiser technology has been tested by industry magazine Photon and has been proven to increase generation by up to 25%.

20 Year Warranty

Older string inverters typically only came with a 5-year warranty and many are now out of date. We offer a 20-year warranty on the latest high-performance SolarEdge HD Wave inverter, plus the SolarEdge Power Optimisers come with a 25-year warranty meaning that you never have to worry again.

Expert Monitoring

A SolarEdge system gives you access to individual panel monitoring via your computer, tablet or phone allowing full visibility of the performance of your system. We also offer a monitoring service that then alerts you to any issues for your peace of mind.

Enhanced Safety

Fire-fighting a house with a standard inverter will cause a high risk to occupants and firefighters, this is due to the high level of DC current that will still be live even when power to the house is shut down. SolarEdge has SafeDC TM which reduces the voltage in the DC cables to a safe extra-low voltage when required.

Many Thanks to Solar Plants

“I live in the south-east of England. I had their new inverter fitted on my existing solar panels and the main inverter at the end of June this year (2016). I have just had electricity bill for this quarter which was £150 compared to last year my bill was £383. So it has cut my bill down £150 and I’m still with the same energy supplier. I recommend this product to anyone who is seeking to buy the system and wanting to cut down on their bills. I’m more than impressed with the product being I’m an OAP. Every bit of money I save the better. Many Thanks to Solar Plants LTD.”

— Colin Baker

Many Thanks to Solar Plants

“I live in the south-east of England. I had their new inverter fitted on my existing solar panels and the main inverter at the end of June this year (2016). I have just had electricity bill for this quarter which was £150 compared to last year my bill was £383. So it has cut my bill down £150 and I’m still with the same energy supplier. I recommend this product to anyone who is seeking to buy the system and wanting to cut down on their bills. I’m more than impressed with the product being I’m an OAP. Every bit of money I save the better. Many Thanks to Solar Plants LTD”

— Colin Baker

Not all Inverters are made equal

Traditional vs SolarEdge

Older string inverters will lower the output of your system to the lowest performing panel. A SolarEdge system mitigates these losses through extracting the maximum energy from every panel, regardless of the others in the string. Therefore if one panel is not functioning at full capacity, it will not affect the performance of your system.

Upgrading to a SolarEdge system has seen some customers increase the performance of their solar by up to 25%!

Indeed, most standard systems do not come with panel level monitoring so many owners do not even know if they have issues. SolarEdge gives detailed online or app-based monitoring for you to easily view at any time. Here at Solar Plants, we have a dedicated team who will monitor your system and alert you to any issues if they arise.

Nearly a third of all customers we upgrade have had panel or wiring issues they were not aware of!

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Not all Inverters are made equal

Traditional vs SolarEdge

Older string inverters will lower the output of your system to the lowest performing panel. A SolarEdge system mitigates these losses through extracting the maximum energy from every panel, regardless of the others in the string. Therefore if one panel is not functioning at full capacity, it will not affect the performance of your system.

• Upgrading to a SolarEdge system has seen some customers increase the performance of their solar by up to 25%!

Indeed, most standard systems do not come with panel level monitoring so many owners do not even know if they have issues. SolarEdge gives detailed online or app-based monitoring for you to easily view at any time.   Here at Solar Plants, we have a dedicated team who will monitor your system and alert you to any issues if they arise.

• Nearly a third of all customers we upgrade have had panel or wiring issues they were not aware of!

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What could be damaging
your returns?

Underperformance

There are many reasons why your panels may not be performing at their optimum ability.

What could be damaging
your returns?

Underperformance

There are many reasons why your panels may not be performing at their optimum ability.

SOILING

Panels often get soiled because of simple things such as leaves, bird poo, mould etc.  Just a small amount of soiling can bring down the performance of a system by a staggering 50%!

MALFUNCTION

A panel may not be working or could malfunction at any time, but unfortunately, there is no way of telling with a traditional inverter system.  If one panel is not working then the rest of the panels in that string will also be restricted from working.

DEGRADATION

All panels age at different rates, and as they age their power and efficiency reduces, just one panel degrading at a faster rate than others will bring the total power of your system down.

MANUFACTURING TOLERANCE

All panels have a quoted ‘power tolerance’. For example a 200 watt panel with +5%/-5% tolerance is guaranteed to produce between 190 – 210 watts, however a traditional inverter will bring the power of all panels down to the lowest in the string.

THERMAL MISMATCH

Each individual cell in a solar panel is unique, and as a result all perform differently. Excess heat brings down the performance of solar cells, and mismatch occurs where the current between cells is regulated to the poorest performing cell, thus effecting the overall performance of that panel and in turn the string.

TRANSPORTATION DAMAGE

Many panels have travelled from far and wide to get to the UK, by land and sea. Just a simple bit of undetected damage to one cell or electrical component can bring down the performance of your total system.

Full visibility of your system

SolarEdge Monitoring

Full visibility of your system

SolarEdge Monitoring

Data from SolarEdge Power Optimisers, placed on the back of each panel, is transmitted to the SolarEdge inverter and this data is shared over a telephone line, WIFI or communication gateway device to the SolarEdge Monitoring Portal. This enables you to monitor each individual panel.

You can view both current and historical data on the performance of your system either on a laptop or desktop computer, or, download the free app on your smart device.

Let the experts care for your investment

Solar Plants Monitoring

We have been installing SolarEdge technology since 2011 and were the first Certified Installer in the UK. We monitor 6,000 individual systems on behalf of our customers and are currently upgrading 100 stringed systems a month to SolarEdge inverter and power optimiser technology.

We are also a SolarEdge Service Partner, which means that our in-house electricians have received advanced training to be able to repair or replace SolarEdge systems installed by other companies.

Let the experts care for your investment

Solar Plants Monitoring

We have been installing SolarEdge technology since 2011 and were the first Certified Installer in the UK. We monitor 6,000 individual systems on behalf of our customers and are currently upgrading 100 stringed systems a month to SolarEdge inverter and power optimiser technology.

We are also a SolarEdge Service Partner, which means that our in-house electricians have received advanced training to be able to repair or replace SolarEdge systems installed by other companies.

Let the experts care for your investment

Solar Plants Monitoring

We have been installing SolarEdge technology since 2011 and were the first Certified Installer in the UK. We monitor 4,000 individual systems on behalf of our customers and are currently upgrading 200 stringed systems a month to SolarEdge inverter and power optimiser technology.

We are also a SolarEdge Service Partner, which means that our in-house electricians have received advanced training to be able to repair or replace SolarEdge systems installed by other companies.

Easier than one,
two, three.

The Solar Plants Process

We provide a comprehensive system health check to assess how your PV is functioning against MCS projections:

Easier than one,
two, three.

The Solar Plants Process

We provide a comprehensive system health check to assess how your PV is functioning against MCS projections:

Advisers

We have many highly trained Energy Advisers situated throughout the UK available to visit at your convenience.  They will use their understanding of how solar technology works to determine whether SolarEdge could provide you with a more profitable and long-term solution.

Health Check

In addition, our Energy Advisers will conduct a thorough review of your current system, including looking at your initial paperwork/predictions, warranties, energy bills, generation meter readings and FIT statements.  This enables them to compare current system output against the projected SolarEdge output and make their recommendations accordingly.

Quotation

If we believe that an upgrade to a SolarEdge system would benefit you, then we will leave you will a free, no obligation quotation, with detailed analysis and projections and literature about SolarEdge to help you reach your own conclusions.

When you’re ready

There will be no hard pressure sale on the day.  You will be left with the information and quotation for you to ponder over in your own time.  The Energy Adviser and Solar Plants Customer Service Team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Maximise your return on investment and benefit from total peace of mind.

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