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)
59.7AHr, SOH 93%, 118k miles
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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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2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K miles: Apr 14, 2013, 20K miles (55.7Ah): Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah): Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah): Feb 8, 2017, 50K miles (47.2Ah): Dec 7, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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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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RegGuheert
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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!
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K miles: Apr 14, 2013, 20K miles (55.7Ah): Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah): Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah): Feb 8, 2017, 50K miles (47.2Ah): Dec 7, 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?
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K miles: Apr 14, 2013, 20K miles (55.7Ah): Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah): Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah): Feb 8, 2017, 50K miles (47.2Ah): Dec 7, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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