Valdemar
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Re: Failed SolarEdge Optimizer causes entire string to fail

Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:50 am

bradbissell wrote:As a side note, the crew took 6 panels off the roof to swap everything out, and placed them on my front lawn. I now have 6 very nice rectangles of dead grass. Oops. The black panels got hot enough to cook the grass.


I guess there can be additional benefits to removing your lawn in California, which it looks like will be required by law soon ;)
'11 SL, totaled
-1CB@33k/21mo, -2CB@53k/33mo, -3CB@68k/41mo, -4CB(41.5AHr)@79k/49mo, -5CB(38.85AHr)@87.5k/54mo
-0CB(66.14AHr)@87.5k/54mo (BBB)
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RegGuheert
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Re: Failed SolarEdge Optimizer causes entire string to fail

Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:18 pm

bradbissell wrote:The discolored panel was purple in color not black like the rest of the array. It was like that from day 1. Perhaps a backing sheet issue, or some thing else, but the discoloration covered the entire panel, so I don't think it was heat.
O.K. That sounds much better!

I'm surprised that SolarWorld would not take care of something like.
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Re: Failed SolarEdge Optimizer causes entire string to fail

Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:50 am

I , too, had 3 SolarEdge Optimizer fail this past week taking a string of 18 panels down. Bummer.

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Re: Failed SolarEdge Optimizer causes entire string to fail

Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:52 am

dsops00 wrote:I , too, had 3 SolarEdge Optimizer fail this past week taking a string of 18 panels down. Bummer.
Three? Did you get hit by lightning?

Good luck getting your system repaired!
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2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
2011 miles at purchase. 10K miles on Apr 14, 2013. 20K miles (55.7Ah) on Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah) on Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah) on Feb 8, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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Re: Failed SolarEdge Optimizer causes entire string to fail

Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:49 pm

dsops00 wrote:I , too, had 3 SolarEdge Optimizer fail this past week taking a string of 18 panels down. Bummer.


Was your installer or SolarEdge able to tell you why the optmizers took down the entire string?
I have a small commercial system that is about 4 months old. and have had 6 optmizers fail to date. System was working fine and just today tripped offline. Wondering if its because of the bad optmizers.

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Re: Failed SolarEdge Optimizer causes entire string to fail

Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:23 pm

12345678t wrote:I have a small commercial system that is about 4 months old. and have had 6 optmizers fail to date.
You have had SIX optimizers fail in four months?? How many solar panels total are in this system?
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2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
2011 miles at purchase. 10K miles on Apr 14, 2013. 20K miles (55.7Ah) on Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah) on Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah) on Feb 8, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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