A configuration can be defined via four different paths:

  • Manual configuration
  • Suggest configuration
  • Select configuration
  • Suggest SolarEdge configuration

Manual configuration

  1. Inverter selection

    Inverter selection

    Select an inverter from the drop-down menus Company and Model. Click the button for detailed information on the selected inverter. Alternatively, click the button to access the database. The desired inverter can also be selected there.

    If the desired inverter does not exist in the database, you can create and use your own data records.

  2. Specify number of inverters

  3. Per used MPP tracker: Specify number of strings and number of modules per string

    • Manual
    • Using the selection list

      Selection number of modules

      The selection list only shows circuits that are within the design and tolerance range. Circuit tolerances can be edited under Options > Project options > Connection limits or by clicking on the Configuration limits link. For more information, see Configuration limits.
  4. (optional) Add more inverters

    • Existing connections or inverters can be added via the button .
    • Additional inverters can be added via the button .

Automatic Configuration

The existing module areas can be automatically interconnected using

  • Suggest configuration
  • Select configuration

In both cases, the automatic configuration depends on the configuration limits.

The suggestions of the automatically generated circuits are made without Power Optimizers.

Suggest configuration

With the button the selected module area is connected automatically. It is possible to select several module areas at once for configuration. The suitable inverters are selected from the database via the on-hand selection link.

Suggest configuration

Select configuration

If a selection of different, automatically calculated configurations is desired, the dialogue Calculate Inverter Configuration can be opened via the button .

Calculate inverter configuration

To select an inverter configuration, proceed as follows:

  1. Use the button to select the inverters in question from the database

  2. (optional) Adjust View and criteria

    • Here, settings for the display and information on the MPP trackers of the inverters can be made, according to which criteria the MPP trackers are to be connected.
  3. (optional) Adjust configuration limits

  4. Start automatic configuration via the button

  5. Select the desired configuration

    • More detailed information about the configuration can be obtained by pressing the button

Automatic SolarEdge configuration

If SolarEdge products have been selected in the inverter selection, the button can be used. Systems with one or more module surfaces can also be automatically interconnected with SolarEdge inverters and power optimizers. All SolarEdge configuration rules that are stored in the products of our database are observed.

The power optimizers are determined in the 1x1 layout in such a way that the smallest possible power optimizer is used. Automatic configuration in 2x1 or 4x1 layout (2 or 4 modules on one power optimizer) is currently not possible.

The automatically generated SolarEdge configuration proposal is not an official SolarEdge configuration.

The maximum sizing factor from the configuration limits is overwritten with the sizing factors applicable to SolarEdge products in the case of the SolarEdge configuration to be determined:

  • 150 % for 3-phase devices
  • 155 % for devices with HDwave
  • 135 % for all other SolarEdge devices

See also