SolarMagic – Get more out of your solar panels
Solar Panels are typically wired in a string fashion, what does that mean? Well remember those pesky Christmas lights? When one of your bulbs went out the whole string of lights would also go out, this is similar to how solar panels work, If even a little part of the system gets shaded, well the whole solar panel system becomes less efficient.
One of these SolarMagic Units sits behind every solar panel, literally working its magic to keep each solar panel in order to maximize the energy harvest in shady or dirty conditions which would typically have a negative effect on the system. According to SolarMagic’s Website:
“National’s SolarMagic technology uses our expertise in power conversion and advanced algorithms to get the most energy possible out of each panel in a solar array. Today’s systems are limited by the weakest link, and one or two compromised panels can take down the entire string or array. This is somewhat similar to a section of Christmas lights that go out when one light fails. However, with SolarMagic technology, if one panel in a solar installation is shaded, dirty, or otherwise compromised, that panel is allowed to produce what little energy it can while the other panels continue to operate at their full potential.”
According to the company the SolarMagic unit measures 10 x 12 cm and is currently being field tested and is already proving that the technology works in real world conditions. Field tests show a 45% increase in solar pv panel efficency! The product will be on the market next year! We’re looking forward to getting our hands one a couple of these puppies to see how they work.