1Sun’s energy converted into DC voltage by PV panels on roof
2Inverter converts DC voltage into ‘useable’ AC voltage
3The generation meter records production
4Electricity generated used in household appliances during the day
5Surplus energy can be used to charge a battery for use when generation drops
6Unused electricity fed back into National Grid
All Solar panels are the same? Right? No!
Stratford Energy Solutions work with all major brands but recommend SunPower panels.
From the moment it’s switched on, a SunPower® system generates more energy than conventional panels, and keeps providing value when other brands fade. SunPower panels are backed by the industry’s best 25-year combined Power, Product & Service warranty.
SunPower’s Maxeon technology is the most advanced type of solar cell available today. Conventional solar cells lose power over time because of corrosion and breakage. The unique design of SunPower solar cells eliminates 85% of the reasons that conventional cells fail.
This means over 25 years they will generate up to 60% more energy with power output guaranteed at 92% in year 25. Maxeon Solar Panels are designed to be durable and that is why SunPower predict a useful life of more than 40 years.
Meet SunPower® Maxeon® Cells
No grid lines
Maxeon cells use back-contact conductivity, eliminating unsightly metal gridlines, and enabling them to absorb more sunlight.
Solid metal backing
Metal adds massive strength to each cell, helping it resist corrosion from the elements, while making the entire panel more durable.
Expanding and contracting from daily temperature swings are no problem with our built-in strain relief and thick, triple-redundant connectors.
Traditional PV systems consist of PV modules wired together in a series, much like Christmas tree lights. If a single module underperforms for any reason (cloud-cover, dust or dirt for example), the rest of the modules on that string also underperform, reducing energy production across the whole string.
The SolarEdge PV Solution
In a SolarEdge installation, each PV module is connected to an intelligent electronic chip called a power optimizer. Power optimizers maximize solar energy production from each module separately and therefore reduce power losses. If an individual module underperforms, it won’t affect the performance of any of the other modules in the string.
Every SolarEdge system further benefits from advanced monitoring that tracks and reports the performance of every module, and exceptional safety features. We include a Modbus Energy meter which provides full visibility of your Solar generation & household usage. A suite of integrated smart energy solutions further maximize your energy production and energy savings.