Solar Power (PV) 5.88 kW System: Key Attributes

Key Features

The SolarEdge PV inverter is designed to work with the SolarEdge Power Optimizers that manage each solar panel separately. Consequently, the inverter is only responsible for DC to AC conversion which makes it a less complicated and more reliable solar inverter. A fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times, independent of string length and temperature. 

The SolarEdge inverter is fully compatible with the Tesla Powerwall Battery.

The SolarEdge Power Optimizer connects to a single panel to monitor and control its performance, individually. This level of control mitigates all types of panel mismatch losses, from manufacturing tolerances to partial shading and improves the performance of the PV system. It allows for more flexible system designs and maximum space utilisation.

  •  Compatible with the StorEdge Interface and Tesla Powerwall
  •  Designed specifically to work with Power Optimizers
  •  Independent, panel level management and monitoring
  •  More power generated from system

 

* The suggested price is comprised of RRP less the applicable solar incentive and excluding installation. the solar incentive value applies to PVR5880C50 solar power system in Zone 3.

^ Energy savings of up to 8100 kWh/year is based on the average amount energy produced per year by the PVR5880C50 solar power system in Zone 3. Savings and incentives will vary depending upon your location, type of Solahart system installed, orientation and inclination of the solar panels. 

† Solahart Warranty Details:

  • Solar Panels: 10 years, 
  • Inverter and Racking: 10 years,
  • Labour: 5 years,
  • For full warranty details refer to the Solahart Owner’s Guide.

PVR5880C50 Specifications

Solar Panel Specifications

Panel Electrical Characteristics
Maximum Power (Pmax)
Power Class
280W
0/+5W
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc) 39.2V
Short Circuit Current  (Isc) 9.44A
Maximum Power Voltage (Vmp) 31.9V
Maximum Power Current (Imp) 8.78A
Module Efficiency (%) 17
Temperature Coefficients  
PMPP
VOC
ISC
-0.39%/ ˚C
-0.31%/ ˚C
+0.045%/ ˚C
Maximum System Voltage  ( IEC ) 1000V

 

Panel Specifications 
Dimensions 1665 mm x 991 mm x 38 mm
Weight 18 kg 
Cell Type and configuration 120 REC HC multi-crystalline cells
6 strings of 20 cells
Glass 3.2mm solar glass with anti-reflection surface treatment
Back sheet Highly resistant polyester
Frame Anodised aluminium
Temperature range -40°C to + 85°C
Junction Box Protection Class IP 67
Connectors Multi-contact MC4 
Part Number REC280TP
Solahart Warranty 10 years (5 years labour) on panels*

   

Inverter Technical data
Output (AC) 
Rated AC Power Output 4985VA
Maximum AC Power Output 4985VA
AC Output Voltage (Nominal) 220/230V
AC Output Voltage Range 184-264.5V
AC Frequency (Nominal) 50 ± 5Hz
Maximum Continuous Output Current 27A
Residual Current Detector / Residual Current Step Detector 300/30mA
Utility Monitoring, Islanding Protection,

Country Configurable Thresholds
Yes
Input (DC) 
Maximum DC Power (Module STC) 6750W
Transformer-less, Ungrounded Yes
Maximum Input Voltage 500V
Nominal DC Input Voltage 350V
Maximum Input Current 19.5A
Reverse-Polarity Protection Yes
Ground-Fault Isolation Detection 600kÙ Sensitivity
Maximum Inverter Efficiency 97.60%
European Weighted Efficiency 97.40%
Night time Power Consumption <2.5W
Additional features 
Supported Communication Interfaces RS485, Ethernet,
Wi-Fi (optional)
Smart Energy Management Export Limitation, StorEdge applications
Standard compliance 
Safety IEC-62103 (EN50178),
IEC-62109, AS-3100
Grid Connection Standards VDE 0126-1-1,
VDE-AR-N-4105, AS-4777, RD-1663, DK 5940
Emissions IEC61000-6-2, IEC61000-6-3,IEC61000-3-11,
IEC61000-3-12,
FCC part15 class B
RoHS Yes
Installation specifications 
AC Output Cable Gland-diameter 9-16mm
DC Input 2 MC4 pairs
Dimensions (W/H/D)mm 315/540/191
Weight 21.7kg
Cooling Natural Convection
Noise <25 dBA
Operating Temperature Range -20˚C to 50˚C
Protection Rating IP65 - Outdoor and Indoor
Product Details 
SolarEdge Part Number SE5000
Solahart Warranty 10 years1

  

Power Optimizer Technical data
Input (DC) 
Rated Input DC Power2 300W
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage (Voc at lowest temperature) 48V
MPPT Operating Range 8-48V
Maximum Continuous Input Current (Isc) 10A
Maximum Efficiency 99.50%
Weighted Efficiency 98.80%
Overvoltage Category II
Output during operation (Power Optimizer connected to operating SolarEdge inverter) 
Maximum DC Output Current 15A
Maximum DC Output Voltage 60V
Output during standby (Power Optimizer disconnected from SolarEdge inverter or SolarEdge inverter off) 
Safety Output Voltage per Power Optimizer (DC) 1V
Standard compliance 
EMC FCC Part15 Class B, IEC61000-6-2, IEC61000-6-3
Safety IEC62109-1(class II safety),UL1741
RoHS Yes
Fire Safety VDE-AR-E  2100-712:2013-05
Installation specifications 
Maximum Allowed System Voltage (DC) 1000V
Dimensions (W/H/D)mm 128/27.5/152
Weight (including cables) 760gr
Input Connector MC4
Output Connector MC4
Output Wire Length 0.95m
Operating Temperature Range -40˚C to 85˚C
Protection Rating IP68
Relative Humidity 0-100%
PV system design using a SolarEdge inverter 
Minimum String Length (Power Optimizers) 8
Maximum String Length (Power Optimizers) 25
Maximum Power per String 5250W
Parallel Strings of Different Lengths or Orientations Yes
Product Details 
SolarEdge Part Number P300
Solahart Warranty 10 years1

1 For full details see Solahart Owner’s Guide and Installation Instructions. Conditions apply.

2 Rated STC power of the module. Module of up to +5% power tolerance allowed.

How Solar Power (PV) Systems Work

Solar power panels generate electricity from sunlight. The roof mounted solar panels are made up of many photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells collect the sun’s light and convert the energy into DC electricity. This is fed through an inverter and converted to 240V AC electricity to power your home.

The amount of electricity you can produce depends on the number and efficiency of the panels, the size of the inverter and the amount of sunlight in your location. Your home remains connected to the electricity grid so when you generate more electricity than you need you can feed it into the grid or purchase more from the grid when you are not producing enough to meet your requirements.

The Science Explained

The amount of energy from the sun that falls on Earth's surface is enormous. All the energy stored in Earth's reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas is matched by the energy from just 20 days of sunshine. Outside Earth's atmosphere, the sun's energy contains about 1,300 watts per square meter. About one-third of this light is reflected back into space, and some is absorbed by the atmosphere (in part causing winds to blow).

By the time it reaches Earth's surface, the energy in sunlight has fallen to about 1,000 watts per square meter at noon on a cloudless day. Averaged over the entire surface of the planet, 24 hours per day for a year, each square meter collects the approximate energy equivalent of almost a barrel of oil, or 4.2 kilowatt-hours of energy every day. Deserts, with very dry air and little cloud cover, receive the most sun—more than six kilowatt-hours per day per square meter.

How does a solar cell turn sunlight into electricity?

The sun's light (and all light) contains energy. Usually, when light hits an object the energy turns into heat, like the warmth you feel while sitting in the sun. But when light hits certain materials the energy turns into an electrical current instead, which we can then harness for power. Solar technology uses large crystals made out of silicon, which produces an electrical current when struck by light. Silicon can do this because the electrons in the crystal get up and move when exposed to light instead of just vibrating in place to make heat. The silicon turns a good portion of light energy into electricity.

The most important components of a PV cell are two layers of semiconductor material generally composed of silicon crystals. On its own, crystallized silicon is not a very good conductor of electricity, but when impurities are intentionally added—a process called doping—the stage is set for creating an electric current. The bottom layer of the PV cell is usually doped with boron, which bonds with the silicon to facilitate a positive charge (P). The top layer is doped with phosphorus, which bonds with the silicon to facilitate a negative charge (N).

When sunlight enters the cell, its energy knocks electrons loose in both layers. Because of the opposite charges of the layers, the electrons want to flow from the n-type layer to the p-type layer, but the electric field at the P-N junction prevents this from happening. The presence of an external circuit, however, provides the necessary path for electrons in the n-type layer to travel to the p-type layer. Extremely thin wires running along the top of the n-type layer provide this external circuit, and the electrons flowing through this circuit provide the cell's owner with a supply of electricity.

How PV Cells Work

Most PV systems consist of individual square cells averaging about six inches on a side. Alone, each cell generates very little power (approximately four watts), so they are assembled together panels encased in glass and plastic to provide protection from the weather. These panels are either used as separate units or grouped into even larger arrays to form a solar power (PV) system.


Solar Power System Design

The Solahart Solar Power system is comprised of two main components; a string or array of photovoltaic panels and an inverter. The photovoltaic (PV) panels transform solar radiation into electrical energy in the form of direct current (DC). In order to utilise this energy and feed it back into the grid, the direct current is transformed into alternating current (AC) by the inverter. This conversion is also known as DC to AC inversion.

The alternating current generated by the inverter is fed into the main switchboard, which in turn is connected to the electricity grid. If the energy generated exceeds that required by property demands, your electrical network operator may allow the difference to be directly injected into the grid and become available to other users. Energy injected into the grid can be measured by electricity network operators as either gross (everything generated) or nett (excess generated). Injected energy may or may not be purchased by the local electrical network operator according to national and local standards, and regulations.

PV Panel Orientation & Inclination

To maximize system output, install panels at optimum orientation and inclination (tilt) angles. The specifics of this will depend on the installation location and must be calculated by a qualified system designer. The ideal angle for mounting a panel should result in the sun’s rays falling perpendicular (i.e. at a 90° angle) to the panel surface.

Panels should be installed in a shade free position. Even minor or partial shading of the panels/array will reduce system output. A panel is considered shade free when it is both:

  • Free from shade or shadows all year round.
  • Exposed to several hours of direct sunlight, even during the shortest days

Brochures

Trouble-Free, Worry-Free PV: That’s the Solahart difference: Download

Why Solahart Solar Power?: Download

Solar Power FAQ: Download

Solahart Solar Power (PV) Panel: 280W Series: Download

Solahart Solar Power (PV) Inverter SE5000 & Power Optimizer Module Add-On P300: Download

Solahart Solar Power (PV) Inverter SE5000 with Backup: Download

Installation Manuals

Solahart Single Phase PV Systems Owner's Guide: Download

Solahart Single Phase PV Systems Installation Manual: Download

Addendum - Earth Fault Alarm Instructions: Download

Solar Incentive Forms

Small-scale Technology Certificate Assignment Form: Download