The residential solutions company introduced an optimizer model that can be paired to two solar panels.
Published: April 3, 2023
"Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Enteligent announced it has introduced a new rapid shutdown device (RSD) with module level power optimizers and a production monitoring system.
The device, called the Enteligent™ NMax Rapid Shutdown with Optimization, can be attached to a single panel or paired with two panels. The paired unit can support up to 900 W of maximum power. It offers a pass-through efficiency of 99.8% in full sun, and maximum power consumption by the device tops out at 1.8 W.
Power optimizers overcome an inherent limitation of PV string installations. In traditional stringed solar arrays, an entire string of panels will only produce as much as the weakest link in the string. This means that shading, soiling, or faults in the panel can severely cut down on electricity production. Power optimizers avoid this issue, allowing each individual panel to achieve its highest output without being affected by others in the array configuration."