Many things to many people: Virtual power plants Q&A with SolarEdge

Israel-headquartered SolarEdge launched a software platform for aggregating household energy storage units - and other distributed energy equipment - into virtual power plants, last week. The company’s solution has already been chosen for a VPP project in Australia by AGL, one of the country’s biggest utilities. The commercial launch of the VPP platform direct to customers is now underway. Energy-Storage.News editor Andy Colthorpe spoke with Lior Handelsman, one of SolarEdge’s founders and vice president of marketing and product strategy.

The future of combining EV with PV

SPONSORED: To date, the electric vehicle and the PV energy markets have existed independently of each other. By combining EV charging with PV energy, both industries are able to benefit and can potentially hasten the adoption of each technology, writes Lior Handelsman.

The growing role of software in PV systems

SPONSORED: As software takes on a greater importance in the roll-out and utilisation of PV, SolarEdge's Lior Handelsman discusses how best to harness it to ensure the opportunities on offer can be captured.

SolarEdge rolls out new integrated residential solution throughout Europe

SolarEdge is rolling out a new complete residential solution throughout Europe that combines inverters, storage and home automation. The idea is to manage and monitor electricity consumption, solar energy generation and storage through one central device control that enables enhanced energy independence and increases self-consumption.

SPONSORED: The expanding role of PV inverters

The PV inverter was originally named for its main function of AC-DC conversion, but as demands are increasing on PV systems, the inverter’s role has since expanded. Lior Handelsman explains more.