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SolarEdge launches first PV inverter-integrated EV charger

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PV technology company SolarEdge Technologies is launching the world’s first inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger at Intersolar North America, offering six times faster charging than a standard charger.
SolarEdge launches first PV inverter-integrated EV charger

The new Level 2 EV charger is based on patent-pending technology and is embedded into SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter, leveraging its solar boost mode. This enables charging up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger by supplementing grid power with PV power.

The company’s HD-Wave inverter, once integrated with an EV charger, will not only provide the existing management and monitoring of solar production, but will also enable EV charging from a single inverter and dashboard. The combined solution will offer considerable cost savings on both hardware and labour by eliminating the need for an additional conduit, wiring, and breaker installation. The solution will also eliminate the need for an additional dedicated circuit breaker, which saves space and a potential main distribution panel upgrade.

The solar boost mode utilises both grid and PV to charge at 9.6 kW (40 Amp) Level 2 charging, which is up to six times faster than standard Level 1 charging. If PV is not available, the inverter-integrated EV charger will use grid power to charge at 7.6 kW (32 Amp) Level 2 charging, which is up to five times faster than standard Level 1 charging.

“SolarEdge is dedicated to developing innovative solutions for increasing the use of renewable energy and cost savings for our customers and end users” said Guy Sella, CEO and Chairman of SolarEdge. ““Adding EV charging to our growing-range of products further enables system owners to easily manage their energy needs.”

With a 12-year warranty, the inverter-integrated EV charger offers potential future operating modes, such as demand-response and charging at off-peak hours to optimize Time-of-Use (TOU) rates. The inverter-integrated EV charger is expected to be available in the last quarter of 2017.

SolarEdge specialises in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services. The company is presenting the new charger at booth #9421 at Intersolar North America in San Francisco.

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