Solaredge Energy Hub: Everything you need to know

In 2020 SolarEdge introduced the SolarEdge EnergyHub Inverter, the newest and most powerful home inverter. The Energy Hub is the correct combination of the capability of all current inverters from SolarEdge to have a future-proof solution that enables additional SolarEdge home energy products, ranging from home battery supports to Level 2 Smart EV Chargers, to their growing range of innovative home/intelligent energy solutions, to conveniently fit into the same inverter product. What is even better? With the inverter-winning PV Magazine’s 2020 Inverter of the Year award, Energy Hub has been well received in the industry.


SolarEdge Energy Hub: Capabilities


Solar inverters are essential components of any solar installation because they convert the direct current (DC) electricity produced by your solar panels into available alternating current (AC). However, not every inverter comes pre-installed with an energy storage system or an electric vehicle (EV) charger. If you wish to add storage or charge an EV with your solar panel output later, you would require extra hardware as well as potentially costly installation and electrical work.

Given that solar panels will provide electricity for more than 25 years, it is a smart idea to future-proof your solar installation so you can add storage or charge a new electric vehicle from your panels in the future. Energy Hub is designed to provide stability and the standard inverter efficiency that SolarEdge is known for. Prism Technology from SolarEdge, which is the program that allows other technologies in the Energy Hub ecosystem to be combined, is a vital component of these capabilities. HD-Wave technology is used to power a solar inverter.

Inverters from SolarEdge with HD Wave technology are already a popular choice among residential solar customers in Australia. The inverters are smaller, lighter, and more powerful than previous SolarEdge inverter iterations, thanks to the HD Wave technology that underpins the performance of such inverter + power optimizer systems. In the new Energy Hub, this technology is standard.


For DC-coupled systems, a battery inverter


Battery systems can be AC-coupled or DC-coupled, a simple distinction that affects both the amount of hardware you will need to buy and install, as well as the efficiency with which you can use and store electricity from your solar panels. Energy Hub supports a DC-coupled battery, which means you can take energy from your solar panels and store it in your battery without first converting it to AC power. This means your solar plus storage device will be more effective, and you will be able to oversize your solar panels so that any excess will be stored directly in your battery.

Importantly, whether you install enough batteries or connect to a generator, Energy Hub is capable of having enough power output to backup your entire home. This is unquestionably a differentiator.


Difference between AC and DC-coupled systems.


A DC-coupled unit will take electricity from your solar panel system without this initial inversion and store it directly in your cell. At the same time, an AC-coupled battery transforms your solar energy first to AC energy, then back to DC energy. There are advantages and disadvantages of any setup. Still, the most significant distinction is the number of times you have to invert power: at each inversion, you lose some energy, meaning that less conversion from AC to DC or vice versa causes less loss. Check our article on each type of system’s advantages and disadvantages to further examine the differences between AC & DC-coupled systems.


Connectivity to Evs


It is a brilliant idea to consider any future improvements in your energy usage before building a solar panel system, such as any plans you have for converting to an electric vehicle over the life of your panels. You could buy two cars over the life of the solar energy system. With the rising prevalence of hybrid cars and state-level goals to move away from internal combustion engines, at least one of those vehicles would almost certainly be electric.


Home energy monitoring is built-in.


Whether at the system, string, or individual panel level, most solar inverters have some monitoring capability for solar output. As an upsell or a perk for existing consumers and installers, a couple will also have consumption monitoring capabilities. Energy Hub provides homeowners with efficiency and consumption monitoring standards, and the app is updated every few minutes. Your installer will be able to do remote maintenance and system upgrades with ease because they will access this information.


Now is the time to get the Energy Hub for your home


If you want to install the SolarEdge Energy Hub in your house, Contac US. Check out how much money you will save by going solar with Hawking Solar today! For more information about solar panels, our team of experts is here to help! 07-3062-7614.

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