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Jiangsu GNE New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (abbreviation: GNE) was established in 2013. It is a high-tech leading enterprise of photovoltaic power optimizers in China and has a representative position in the field of module-level power management (MLPE).

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Leading Core Technologies

· First company to offer optimized power optimizers and rapid shutdown devices with UL and TUV certifications in China

· High conversion rates.

· Stable, reliable performance

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· Variety of models that can meet the needs of different regions and projects of various scales

· High Adaptability, can be matched with different types of solar modules.

Certifications of 20+ Countries

· 30+ utility model patents

· 4 invention patents

· 2 communication certificates, and several product certifications

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Honeypot cloud data platform is a smart solution for your PV system. It displays, analyzes, and stores the power station data uploaded by the data processors. It also keeps you updated on the power station operation status in real time. With Honeypot, you can enhance the safety and efficiency of your PV system, and save on operation and maintenance costs.

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265MW PV Station in Shanxi, China

5MW Floating PV Station in Thailand

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How to boost your solar power system with solar optimization?

How to boost your solar power system with solar optimization?

If you have a solar power system or are planning to install one, you might be wondering how to get the most power out of it. One way to enhance the performance and efficiency of your solar system is to use solar optimization devices. These devices can help you overcome the challenges of shading, mismatch,  different orientation, and aging that can reduce the output of your solar panels.   In this article, we will explain what solar optimization is, how it works, and what types of solar optimization devices are available. We will also help you decide whether you need solar optimization for your solar system and how to choose the best option for your needs.   What is Solar Optimization?   Solar optimization is the process of maximizing the power output of each solar panel in a solar system. Solar optimization devices are also known as module-level power electronics (MLPEs), which are attached to each solar panel to optimize their performance individually.   Solar optimization devices use a technology called maximum power point tracking (MPPT) to adjust the voltage and current of each solar panel according to the environmental conditions and the characteristics of the panel. This way, each panel can produce the maximum amount of power possible, regardless of the performance of the other panels in the system.     Why Do You Need Solar Optimization?   Solar optimization not only can help you increase the energy output and the lifespan of your solar system but also can also help you monitor and maintain your solar system more easily and effectively.   Here are some of the benefits of solar optimization:   · Less Shading Issues Shading is one of the main factors that can lower the output of your solar system. Shading can occur due to trees, buildings, clouds, dust, or dirt on your solar panels. When a part of a solar panel is shaded, it creates a bottleneck that reduces the current flow of the whole panel and the whole string of panels connected to it,  which could significantly decrease the power output of your solar system. Solar optimization devices can bypass the shaded parts of the panels and allow the unshaded parts to operate normally, minimizing the power losses due to shading.     · Eliminate Panel Mismatch Mismatch is another factor that can affect the output of your solar system. Mismatch occurs when the electrical parameters of the solar panels in a system are different due to manufacturing variations, aging, degradation, or damage. When the panels in a system have different voltages or currents, they cannot operate at their optimal points, resulting in power losses. Solar optimization devices can match the voltage and current of each panel to their optimal points, reducing the power losses due to mismatch.   · Extend Solar System's Lifespan Solar optimization devices can protect your solar system from potential damages caused by hot spots, reverse currents, or overvoltage. Hot spots are areas of high temperature on the solar panels that can occur due to shading, mismatch, or poor ventilation. Hot spots can degrade the performance and the lifespan of the panels. Reverse currents are currents that flow in the opposite direction of the normal current flow, which can happen when a panel is shaded or damaged. Reverse currents can cause overheating and fire hazards. Overvoltages are voltages that exceed the maximum voltage rating of the solar system, which can happen due to lightning strikes, grid fluctuations, or faulty wiring. Overvoltages can damage the solar panels, the inverters, or the electrical appliances. Solar optimization devices can prevent or mitigate these issues by regulating the voltage and current of each panel, enhancing the safety and the durability of your solar system.     · Monitor and Maintenance Solar optimization devices can provide you with real-time data and alerts on the performance and the status of each panel in your solar system. You can access this information through a web portal or a mobile app, and use it to troubleshoot any problems, optimize your energy consumption, or plan your maintenance schedule. Solar optimization devices can also enable remote control and firmware updates for your solar system, making it easier and more convenient to manage your solar system.   What Types of Solar Optimization Devices are There?   There are four main types of solar optimization devices:   1. Discrete DC optimizers   2. Smart panels   3. Maxim panels   4. Microinverters   Let's take a look at each type and how they differ from each other:   1. Discrete DC optimizers Discrete DC optimizers are separate devices that are attached to each solar panel in a system. They optimize the voltage and current of each panel before sending it to a central inverter, which converts the DC power to AC power for the grid or the load. Discrete DC optimizers are compatible with most solar panels and inverters, and they can be installed on some or all of the panels in a system, depending on the shading or mismatch conditions. Discrete DC optimizers are the second most expensive option for solar optimization, after microinverters. One of the leading manufacturers of discrete DC optimizers is Tigo, which offers a range of products and solutions for different applications and budgets.   2. Smart panels Smart panels are solar panels that have integrated DC optimizers built into them. They work in the same way as discrete DC optimizers, but they are more convenient and cost-effective, as they eliminate the need for separate devices and wiring. However, smart panels require that all of the panels in a system have optimizers, which may not be necessary or desirable for some situations. Smart panels are also compatible with most inverters, and they can be mixed and matched with different brands and models of solar panels. Many of the smart panels on the market are the result of collaborations between Tigo and other module manufacturers, such as Jinko Solar, Canadian Solar, and Trina Solar.   3. Maxim panels Maxim panels are solar panels that have microchip optimizers embedded in them. They optimize the voltage and current of each cell string in a panel, rather than the whole panel. They also bypass the shaded or mismatched cell strings, rather than boosting them, which reduces the voltage drop and the power losses. Maxim panels are the cheapest option for solar optimization, as they use simpler and smaller devices than DC optimizers or microinverters. However, Maxim panels are not very popular or widely available, as they have been phased out by some of the module manufacturers that used to offer them, such as Jinko Solar, Suntech, and ET Solar.   4. Microinverters Microinverters are mini inverters that are attached to each solar panel in a system. They optimize and convert the voltage and current of each panel from DC to AC at the panel level, rather than at the system level. This eliminates the need for a central inverter, and allows each panel to operate independently from the rest of the system. Microinverters are the most expensive option for solar optimization, but they also offer the highest performance and safety benefits. Microinverters are also easy to install and expand, as they do not require complex wiring or configuration. One of the leading manufacturers of microinverters is Enphase, which offers a comprehensive and integrated solution for solar optimization, monitoring, and management.   What about Bypass Diodes?   Bypass diodes are devices that are used to prevent power loss and damage in solar panels due to shading or faulty cells. They are connected in parallel with the solar cells or panels, but with opposite polarity, so that they only conduct current when the cell or panel is reverse biased. This allows the current to flow around the underperforming or faulty section, rather than through it, and reduces the voltage drop and heat generation. However, Bypass diodes don't optimize solar panels individually. Also they will be deactivated when there’s significant shading because the voltage is too low, which could cause the entire system to shut off.   How to Choose the Best Solar Optimization Device for Your Needs?   The best solar optimization device for your needs will depend on several factors, such as:   · Budget   · Shading Situation   · Your Safety Concerns   · System Size and Configuration   · Monitoring and Maintenance Preferences   Here are some general guidelines to help you choose the best solar optimization device for your needs:   · If you have a low budget and minimal shading, you may not need solar optimization at all, or you may opt for the cheapest option, which is Maxim panels, if you can still find them.   · If you have a moderate budget and moderate shading, you may choose the most cost-effective option, which is smart panels(intergrated solar optimizer), or you may choose discrete DC optimizers, if you only want to optimize some of the panels in your system.   · If you have a high budget and high shading, you may choose the most advanced option, which is microinverters, or you may choose discrete DC optimizers, if you want to have more flexibility and compatibility with your system components.   · If you have a high concern for safety, you may choose microinvertersor DC optimizers with shut down function, as they reduce the risk of fire and electric shock by lowering the voltage on your roof and isolating the faults in your system.   · If you have a small or simple system, you may choose any of the options, as they will not make much difference in terms of installation and performance.   · If you have a large or complex system, you may choose microinverters, as they will make it easier to install and expand your system, and they will also provide more consistent and reliable performance across your system.   · If you have a high interest in monitoring and maintaining your system, you may choose any of the options, as they will all provide you with panel-level data and alerts, and some of them will also allow you to control and update your system remotely.   Conclusion   Solar optimization is a way to improve the performance and efficiency of your solar system by maximizing the power output of each solar panel. Solar optimization devices are also known as module-level power electronics (MLPEs), which are attached to each solar panel to optimize their voltage and current. Solar optimization devices can help you overcome the challenges of shading, mismatch, and aging that can reduce the output of your solar system. Solar optimization devices can also help you monitor and maintain your solar system more easily and effectively.   There are four main types of solar optimization devices: discrete DC optimizers, smart panels, Maxim panels, and microinverters. They differ in terms of cost, convenience, compatibility, and performance. The best solar optimization device for your needs will depend on your budget, your shading situation, your safety concerns, your system size and configuration, and your monitoring and maintenance preferences.

11-28-2023

The Advantages of Photovoltaic Optimizer's

The Advantages of Photovoltaic Optimizer's

If you want to get more power from your solar panels, you may have heard of Solar Optimizer or Photovoltaic Optimizer. These are devices that can improve the performance and efficiency of your photovoltaic system by optimizing the output of each panel. But what are they exactly, and how do they work? In this article, we will reveal the secret of Photovoltaic Optimizer's advantages and show you how they can benefit your solar installation.   What is a photovoltaic optimizer? A photovoltaic optimizer is a device that adjusts the DC characteristics of each solar panel to optimize its energy output. It is ideal for situations where shading or multiple orientations are present, as it can mitigate the power loss caused by these factors. A photovoltaic optimizer can track the maximum power point (MPP) of each panel in real time and adjust the voltage and current accordingly. This way, each panel can work in its optimal condition and produce the maximum amount of power possible.   A photovoltaic optimizer is different from a micro inverter, which converts the DC power from each panel to AC power. A photovoltaic optimizer works with a central inverter, which converts the DC power from the whole string of panels to AC power. This means that a photovoltaic optimizer can reduce the DC losses and increase the AC efficiency of the system.   Key Benefits of Photovoltaic Optimizer There are many benefits of using a photovoltaic optimizer for your solar system, such as:   · Increase the power generation of your system by 5% to 25%, depending on the shading and mismatch conditions of your panels.   · Reduce the operation and maintenance costs of your system by accurately locating the problem points and improving the operation and maintenance efficiency of the power station.   · Reduce the safety risks of your system by achieving component-level shutdown and preventing electric arcs from forming in the connectors.   · Monitor the performance of each panel and get real-time alerts and notifications of any issues or faults.   How to install a photovoltaic optimizer? A photovoltaic optimizer is usually installed on each solar panel (some models can connect to two modules), as shown in the following figure:     The topology diagram of a photovoltaic optimizer system is shown in the following figure:     As you can see, a photovoltaic optimizer system consists of three main components: the power optimizer, the inverter, and the monitoring platform (data processing device, data receiver, and data cloud center). The power optimizers are connected to each panel and optimize their output. The inverter is connected to the power optimizers and converts the DC power to AC power. The monitoring platform is connected to the inverter, collects the data from each power optimizer, and displays it on a web or mobile app.   How to I choose a photovoltaic optimizer? There are different types and models of photovoltaic optimizers available on the market, and you need to choose the one that suits your needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a photovoltaic optimizer:   · The input power and voltage of your panels. You need to choose a power optimizer that can support the input power and voltage of your panels. For example, if you have panels with 800Wp input power, you need to choose a power optimizer that can handle 800Wp+ input power and the input voltage, such as Honeybee 850.   · The features and functions of the power optimizer. You need to choose a power optimizer that has the features and functions that you need. For example, the advanced safety features, simplified wiring, and smart remote monitoring,   · The compatibility and warranty of the power optimizer. You need to choose a power optimizer that is compatible with your panels, inverter, and monitoring platform. You also need to check the warranty and service terms of the power optimizer and choose a reliable and reputable brand that can provide you with quality products and support.   A photovoltaic optimizer is a device that can optimize the output of each solar panel and increase the power generation and efficiency of your photovoltaic system. It can also reduce operation and maintenance costs, decrease safety risks, and monitor the performance of each panel. If you want to get the most out of your solar panels, you should consider installing a photovoltaic optimizer for your system. You can choose from different types and models of photovoltaic optimizers, depending on your needs and preferences. You can also consult with a professional solar installer or provider to help you choose and install the best photovoltaic optimizer for your system.  

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