SOLAREDGE P320-5 SERIES DC OPTIMIZER with out thier inverter?

patdufopatdufo Registered Users Posts: 2
SOLAREDGE P320-5 SERIES DC OPTIMIZER can these be used as a charge controller?I have 3 mision solar 295 w pannels,would these hook up to the batterires or do I have to have thier inverter?thanks.Also have eppever 40 amp mppt controllers on the rest but was given 6 of the solar edge free with used pannels also my system is 24v

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  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 1,482 ✭✭✭✭
    No. They are designed to work only with Solar Edge Grid Tie inverters.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

  • BlackHoleSun_TNBlackHoleSun_TN Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭

    Are there any optimizers (Solar Edge or Tigo or Others) that can be used in off-grid applications? With or without inverters?

    Thank you.

  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 1,482 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2019 #4

    Tigo optimizers work in off grid systems.

    There is info out there, just didn't feel right posting other retailers info here. Look them up.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,055 admin

    LittleHarbor2 and the rest of the forum members,

    Links to other retailers that answer questions asked--Perfectly OK.

    -Bill "moderator" B.

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • BlackHoleSun_TNBlackHoleSun_TN Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭

    Thank you very much.

    I emailed TIGO and they gave me information on optimization off-grid.

    Does anyone have any experiences using them? Do they truly address shading concerns? Do they really increase effeciency?

    I am looking to use them on 14x Mission Solar Panels 360 MONO using a Schneider Electric MPPT80, and Schneider Electric XW+ 5548, to LiPO 48v Batteries.

    Thank you again.

  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TIGO  optimizers can only masks the effects of shade, they don't make a fully lit panel any more efficient,

    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • jonrjonr Solar Expert Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2019 #8

    Say that you can sometimes optimize by 2% to 13% (see reference) over bypass diodes - usually less. I'd like to see an economic analysis that shows this is worthwhile (vs just adding more panels).

    https://www.solaredge.com/sites/default/files/se_technical_bypass_diode_effect_in_shading.pdf

    I am available for custom hardware/firmware development

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