Omron will offer SolarEdge’s three-phase DC optimised inverter solution, consisting of inverters, power optimisers, and module-level monitoring, for the high-voltage Japanese PV market while SolarEdge is offering a DC optimised solution that manages and monitors energy at the module level in order to maximise power generation and increase string-design flexibility.
These advantages open up a wide-range of new PV installation possibilities, including sites suffering from shade or uneven slopes, meaning that installers no longer need to consider factors such as site location, orientation, and solar irradiance when designing PV sites.
As part of the launch, SolarEdge will supply high-voltage, three-phase inverters and power optimisers to Omron for local distribution and sales. Omron’s after-sales service network of 140 locations nationwide is available for the SolarEdge solution following the launch. The systems are expected to become available in March 2018.
Japan’s PV market has been steadily expanding, following the Japanese government’s introduction of its renewable energy feed in tariff (FIT) program that began in the summer of 2012. As such, further innovation in PV solutions is required in order to ensure efficient energy usage and to maintain a balance in the country’s energy supply and demand.