Full-featured solution unlocks over 80% of the solar market for solar PV inverter manufacturers
Enteligent Inc., a developer of solar power optimization and electric vehicle (EV) solar charging technologies that deliver more of the clean solar energy you generate to reduce cost dramatically, has unveiled the Enteligent™ NMax Rapid Shutdown with Optimization ecosystem. This new coupled offering delivers the same, or better, technology as current market leaders without requiring a proprietary communications network and at a competitive price point.
“Currently, over 80% of North American rooftop solar installations benefit from power optimization and panel-level monitoring, but this solution is only available from the two leading solution providers who form a market duopoly,” said Sean Burke, founder and CEO of Enteligent. “Enteligent’s NMax solution provides our PV inverter partners with features that meet and exceed the market leaders, allowing them to now compete for the 80% market share from which they were previously excluded. It also brings alternatives to the solar installer community, who are eager to provide new offerings to differentiate from the large regional and national dealers. And it gives homeowners a better return on their solar investment, maximizing their rooftop coverage at a lower cost overall.”
The Enteligent NMax device is the only product that provides companies with a holistic solution to cover their power optimization, monitoring, and rapid shutdown requirements. It consists of the following:
- Rapid shutdown capability
- Power optimization
- Panel-level performance data over power-line communications (PLC).
Power optimization overcomes an inherent flaw of PV string installations that when one or more of connected solar panels are underproducing — whether due to shading, soiling, snow, or differing panel orientations — the output of all solar panels is reduced. Power optimization allows each panel to operate at its individual highest output all the time. Additionally, the Enteligent NMax panel-level monitoring feature provides the solar generation statistics of individual panels. The monitoring allows installers to validate that the panels are functioning properly, helps service providers diagnose and troubleshoot module issues, and gives homeowners peace of mind by making it easy to monitor performance.
Applying best practices from the tech sector enables Enteligent to take a system-level approach to solar power optimization. The company’s design team engineered next-generation technology to monitor and instantaneously respond to dynamic system-level events. Enteligent’s proprietary technology delivers the highest power output in the industry because it optimizes only when necessary. It dynamically switches in and out of optimization mode when required, resulting in an average of 10% higher electricity from a typical rooftop solar installation. The Enteligent NMax family of products will be available next quarter with leading industry distribution companies like Power Store and ABC Supply.