Energy & Power
SolarEdge and Tesla partner for PV storage solutions
By Renée Francoeur
May 7, 2015 – SolarEdge Technologies reports it is collaborating with Tesla Motors to provide an inverter solution that will allow for grid and photovoltaic integration with Tesla’s home battery plan, the Powerwall.
The joint development builds on SolarEdge’s DC-optimized inverter solution and Tesla’s automotive-grade energy storage technology.
Designed to manage both functions with just one inverter, it will allow for outdoor installation, and include remote monitoring and troubleshooting. It will also support upgrading existing SolarEdge systems with the storage solution.
To safeguard workers, homeowners and firefighters, the inverter is designed to employ SolarEdge’s SafeDC architecture, which enables safe voltage levels in the event of inverter or grid disconnection, according to SolarEdge.
The product is expected to be available by the end of 2015.