SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in power optimizers, PV inverters, and module-level monitoring services, announced that the German TSG 1899 Hoffenheim football club selected the SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system for the largest PV plant within the “Bundesliga” league. Being a successful football club in Germany, Hoffenheim required a PV plant that matched its performance. The SolarEdge inverter and power optimizer system was selected for the 1 MW carport PV system installed next to the Wirsol-Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, due to its high return on investment and long-term asset protection. In addition, SolarEdge technology includes system-embedded SafeDC™ technology, which offers both asset and personnel protection through automatic shut-down to safe voltage for maintenance and in case of a fire.
Installed by Wircon, the 1MW carport PV system consists of 47 SolarEdge inverters and 2,013 SolarEdge power optimizers. The fixed-string voltage of the SolarEdge inverter allows for a more flexible system design and longer strings for decreased balance of system costs.
“We consistently recommend the SolarEdge system solution to commercial system owners because the technology protects the long-term investment in the PV system," stated Dr. Peter Vest, CEO of Wircon. “The combination of SolarEdge module monitoring and remote maintenance reduces O&M costs, while the power harvesting per module assures the maximum revenue generation for the system lifetime.”
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is also installing SolarEdge technology in two additional installations. One on the roof of the “TSG-Fanhaus” and one with 2,500-square-feet of PV at its training and business facilities in Zuzenhausen. These plants will include SolarEdge’s Smart Energy Management solution, which reduces electricity costs by maximizing self-consumption.
“The selection of the SolarEdge system solution to help future-proof this investment is further evidence of the importance of effective solar asset management in order to improve the financials of a PV project,” stated Joachim Nell, General Manager of SolarEdge Central Europe.