How Do Microinverter Balcony Solutions Empower Home Electric Systems?

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As the photovoltaic (PV) system advances, various specialized fields have emerged. In February of this year, the German VDE drafted a document to simplify the rules for balcony PV systems while ensuring safety. It proposed relaxing the power limitation to 800W (currently limited to 600W), aligning with European standards. This action once again brought balcony PV systems into the spotlight, sparking discussions.

What is Balcony PV?

As the name implies, a balcony PV system, also known as a plug-in PV system, refers to a PV system that can be installed on a balcony and belongs to ultra-small distributed PV systems. Before the concept of balcony PV emerged, the prerequisite for homeowners to install distributed PV systems was having sufficient roof or yard space to accommodate large PV panels and other equipment. However, in the context of rapid urbanization, many urban apartment residents lack such space conditions. Regardless of this condition, they still wish to achieve green energy transition while saving on electricity expenses. Therefore, the compact, small-sized, and simple balcony PV system has emerged as the optimal choice, especially for apartment residents.

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What are the advantages of Balcony PV?

Budget-Saving: Balcony PV systems utilize clean and pollution-free solar energy, resulting in virtually zero energy cost. Moreover, the converted solar energy into electricity can reduce users’ reliance on the grid and save on electricity bills. Typically, a balcony PV system includes PV panels, microinverters, mounting brackets, and power cables. With strong governmental support, the equipment costs have significantly decreased, allowing users to get payback only after a few years after installation.

Easy Installation: Balcony PV system is compact and can be seamlessly integrated into balconies, maximizing space utilization. Furthermore, the simplicity of the balcony PV system makes it easy to install and move. On one hand, it is not necessary to have a professional installer, as even ordinary individuals can easily complete the installation within an hour after carefully reading the instructions. On the other hand, if users plan to relocate, the system can be disassembled and reinstalled to continue serving them.

Plug-and-Play: What users need to do is to fix the PV system to the balcony railing and plug the system cables into household outlets. Then solar energy generation is started to meet daily household electricity needs, making users benefit from green energy.

How to install a balcony PV system?

The capacity of a balcony PV system should be confirmed with various factors like balcony conditions, investment budgets, and electricity demands. For instance, if a user selects a 600W balcony PV system consisting of two 300W PV panels, these panels can be securely fixed to the balcony railing at the optimal angle using mounting brackets. They are then connected in parallel to a 600W microinverter, which is subsequently plugged into a household outlet to enable power generation. It’s important to note that changing environmental conditions like sunlight resources and vegetation and building shadows can affect energy generation efficiency. Consequently, users should take these factors into consideration before installation and adjust the angles of solar panels if necessary to achieve optimal power generation.

BENY Balcony PV Solution: Driving Green Energy Transition

In the realm of PV systems, inverters play a pivotal role and act as the “brain” of the system. Compared to traditional inverters, microinverters stand out in balcony PV systems due to their adaptability, safety, and high efficiency, making them the user’s preferred choice. Considering varying user needs, BENY offers microinverters with capacities ranging from 600W to 800W to suit different balcony PV system sizes. The low-voltage design, always under the safe voltage of human body, significantly enhances system and personnel’s security. With an IP67 protection rating and fully-potting design, microinverters demonstrate strong environmental adaptability and longevity and can work at a temperature range of -40°C to 70°C. BENY microinverters incorporates NXP automotive-grade chip and integrated relays, delivering exceptional performance, and they are certified in accordance with VDE standards. BENY also provides a warranty of up to 25 years, alleviating user concerns.

Additionally, users can complement their balcony PV system with a portable energy storage system. Extra power generated during sufficient sunlight can be stored in the battery. This enables nighttime power supply or serves as backup power during low lighting conditions or grid outages. As for the energy management, BENY also offers cutting-edge monitoring and management solutions, including the Energy Management Unit (EMU) and intelligent gateway products. These solutions empower users to monitor and manage the operational status of PV systems. With a user-friendly online platform or mobile app BYM Cloud, users can access real-time and historical power generation data, enabling informed decisions for optimizing energy utilization.

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Note: During actual installation, the side with LED light on the microinverter should face outward to observe its working status.

These advanced and technological functions further elevate BENY microinverter energy solutions to comprehensive and intelligent ones, providing users with enhanced flexibility, reliability, and benefits. Whether the aim is to fulfill daily electricity needs or to upgrade energy management strategies, BENY microinverter solutions have created more possibilities for users, paving the way for a smarter future in household energy management.

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