Winchester, UK - Schott Solar and SolarEdge have reached a joint design partnership agreement to develop and test a novel PV panel-integrated power harvesting system embedded directly into Schott Solar's modules.
The outcome of the joint efforts will maximize power generation throughout the solar lifecycle while reducing complexities and costs.
While the solar industry has taken enormous strides to speed cell efficiency and other innovations, there are widely adopted array designs and system architectures that inherently create room for improvement. New architecture and standard design activate considerable power per solar field, as well as monitoring. Poor roof utilization, fire and maintenance safety issues, and ineffective panel theft prevention measures can be avoided.
"SolarEdge is an innovative company offering an original multi-disciplinary system solution that we at Schott Solar are extremely impressed with," said Jurgen Fortenbacher, Head Strategy & Business Development at Schott Solar. "We believe that the outcome of our partnership will significantly enhance power output."
Guy Sella, chairman, CEO and founder of SolarEdge, commented: "By combining both our technologies we will be able to make PV technology more efficient while at the same time reducing costs."
Schott Solar is embedding SolarEdge's active electronics directly into the company's panels in order to achieve optimal power yield while reducing these installation and maintenance challenges and costs. The two partner companies are currently testing the combined technologies.
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