SolarEdge launches a device that enables automatic control of heavy load home appliances, extending battery backup time during grid outages

The device is the latest addition to the SolarEdge Home smart energy management ecosystem

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. is a provider of power optimizer, solar inverter and monitoring products for photovoltaic arrays. These products aim to increase energy output through module-level Maximum Power Point Tracking.

California — SolarEdge announced the launch of the SolarEdge Home Load Controller.

The compact device, a new addition to the SolarEdge Home smart energy management ecosystem, would enable longer and smarter backup control.

The company says the wireless device was designed to optimize energy consumption by controlling heavy load home appliances. Compactly designed, the size of a card deck, the Load Controller is easy to install, enabling remote and automatic control of home appliances such as heat pumps, EV chargers, pool and well pumps, HVAC and others. As a result, homeowners can increase their solar self-consumption by using excess energy that would otherwise be lost and extend their battery backup time during grid outages.

Once installed, the load controller seamlessly integrates with the user-friendly mySolarEdge App, enabling homeowners to control loads directly from their smartphone. Homeowners can now schedule and track their solar energy production, battery storage, grid services (if connected), and solar self-consumption.

The Home operating system best calculates energy usage and savings according to personal preference while considering external factors such as weather events and utility rates.

Peter Mathews, North America General Manager of SolarEdge, said: “Smart energy management is becoming crucial as electricity costs continue to escalate and grid outages become more prevalent. There is a growing need for tools and technology that manage solar energy consumption in a smarter and coordinated way. We believe that this will pave the way for energy independence and sustainable living.”

The product is available for orders from October 2022.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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