Solar Market Outlook in Israel
The growth rate might be slow but Israel’s young solar market is poised to accelerate in the next few years. It took years of push from the local solar developers and their effort is not in vain as the country has reached 5% in its renewable electricity generation, according to reports from Israel’s Energy Ministry.
As of the Global Market Outlook report for 2021-2025, Israel was named as the largest solar market in the Middle East. This was impressive despite the fact that its newly installed solar PV capacities saw a 20% drop in 2020. In fact, the country was in the top 10 (in tenth place) in 2020 in terms of solar capacity per capita. It is ranked alongside other major solar power players in the global landscape such as Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, and Belgium.
The Israeli government and Energy Ministry has projected 17% in solar power generation by 2030. It isn’t ambitious but it is a good number to aim for given its humble growth rate.
Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Israel
The number of solar energy manufacturers in Israel is limited at the moment. However, Israel does have access to global suppliers of solar power equipment that allows them to meet their targets.
Top 8 Major Seaports & Logistics in Israel
There are a number of seaports in Israel with which individuals and commercial consumers can transport solar power：
What are Power Optimizers for Solar Inverters?
Power optimizers are additional devices used in Solar Power generation to convert DC to DC (that’s right, not a typo, DC to DC). Power optimizers tune the performance of individual panels in the Solar power plant.
Optimizers are required because the photoelectric effect does not produce the same energy in all the panels equally. Factors like the shading of panels due to clouds and dust can result in non-uniform distribution of power.
What are the types of Power Optimizers for Solar Inverters?
Module-level Power Optimizer: Power optimizers at each module level optimize the energy distribution to negate the effect of peculiar conditions.
Sometimes the panels don’t operate at the optimal power efficiency. In that case, the module measures the maximum power point tracking. MPPT helps to optimize the DC characteristics to get the maximum possible power output.
In Solar Power plants, the panels get connected in series. Therefore the reduced output from a few panels can lead to the reduced power output power of the whole system.
Sometimes up to 50% of power is lost. Power optimizers become critical for not only optimizing the output DC power. But also save the system from power loss of up to half of the capacity.
How do the Power Optimizers for Solar Plant work?
Large Solar plants face an efficiency dip in power production and delivery of the power to the load. Solar Inverters convert DC to AC for the consumers.
The DC input to the inverters is not consistent without an optimizer. Power optimizers use maximum power point tracking to make the DC power output from panels optimal.
This optimal DC power is fed to the Solar Inverters to get the efficient flow of current at optimal levels. Smaller DC voltage is hard to convert into AC voltage. Power Optimizers are necessary, especially for big Solar power plants.
What are some top brands of Power Optimizers for Solar Inverters?
SolarEdge produces high quality PV modules for Power Optimization in the Solar Inverters.
Latest technology in Power optimizers is presented by the following brands.