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Since the beginning of winter in 2022, affected by the war in Russia and Ukraine, the problem of energy shortage in Europe has gradually emerged, and solar energy has become a hot energy source.
Recently, there has been a craze for balcony solar systems in Germany. This simple plug-and-play solar system requires only an AC power outlet, without a distribution box, and can be installed by non-professionals, so it has attracted much attention. At the same time, microinverters have become the first choice of many people.
What is balcony solar? Why invest in balcony solar? How to choose a balcony microinverter? Details are as follows.
Cost-effective initial investment. Simply one or two solar panels and a microinverter, usually with a cable length of 5-10 meters, can build a balcony solar system.
Referring to the general price in the Europe, a solar panel is 200-400 Euros, and a microinverter is 100 Euros. If you buy two panels, you can realize your solar energy investment plan for less than 1,000 Euros.
Preparations: First observe the condition of your balcony railings to check the stability, and then check the orientation of the balcony. Taking the northern hemisphere as an example, it is best to place solar panels facing south.
Solar panel: Install the fixing parts according to the installation manual, then carefully hang the solar panel on the railing or the prepared support to check the stability. Brackets are safer as protection because they are installed on the floor at a slope. The proportions of the panels are determined by the balcony area.
Microinverter: Pre-arrange the AC bus at the appropriate position of the microinverter, install the microinverter on the bracket or on the frame of the solar panel, closely connect the AC port with the AC bus connector. Finally insert the plug into the AC outlet to power on.
HOW DOES BALCONY SOLAR SYSTEM WORK?
Solar incentives are very substantial. You can get a 50% tax deduction on the cost of the purchase, which can be reclaimed within 10 years by tax returns, or deducted from the invoice by transferring a 50% credit to the person who installed the panels.
The less upfront cost of balcony solar system can save your electricity bill compared to a rooftop PV array, which the power cannot be stored and will mostly be used in your home’s appliances. Reasonable allocation of electricity consumption time can effectively save electricity bills.
It can be carried when moving or camping. Small solar panel and microinverter are both portable, you can put them in the trunk of your car and travel with you.
There is no need for a large roof of the self-built house, just a spacious balcony with sufficient light; no need to hire professionals to install, but realize plug-and-play by yourself, saving installation costs.
As mentioned above, MPPT is an important index to measure the quality of the microinverter. The higher the static efficiency of MPPT, the more likely the microinverter will convert output. The static MPPT efficiency of AHONY BSS600 can reach 99.8%, maximizing energy extraction.
European efficiency, which is only applied in the PV effect, refers to a solar inverter with a standard configuration array given weights at different power points according to European lighting conditions to estimate the overall efficiency of the inverter. The larger the value, the better the performance. The EURO efficiency of AHONY BSS600 can reach 96%, which is at the leading level.
Microinverter can not only realize 1-in-1, also x-in-1. But it depends on the continuous current of the microinverter. The larger the continuous current, the more solar panels can be supported in parallel. The maximum continuous current of AHONY BSS600 is 18A, and it can cooperate with the self-developed solar parallel optimizer to realize 2-in-1.
Common microinverter communication methods include Bluetooth and WiFi AHONY microinverter communication method is Bluetooth and WIFI, which achieves stable and humanized communication at the same time.
The microinverter monitoring platform can display the basic numerical status of the solar panel. Data diagnosis can also be made in time to troubleshoot problems. Cloud Interlligence is the supporting monitoring, analysis and management system for AHONY microinverters. It contains detailed operating data. The APP on the mobile phone is Cloud Interlligence , which can scan codes to connect microinverters and gateways. The user-friendly page design is easier to operate.
The microinverter needs to be placed outdoors along with the panel. The higher the protection level, the better the dustproof and waterproof effect. The standard is above ip65. BENY BYM600 ip rating is ip67.
There are no mandatory certification standards for solar systems below 800w in Europe, but it is different in Germany. Inverters should be certified according to the VDE standard (VDE AR-N 4105). BENY BYM600 has VDE-4105 and CE certification, conforms to German and European standards, and also has INMETRO certification, conforms to Brazilian standards.
The general warranty period of microinverter is 5 years
Compared with string inverters, microinverters are more suitable for this small-scale balcony solar system. The small size and high-efficiency design of microinverters can well solve the problem of reduced power generation caused by partial panel shadows. Even if you can’t power your entire house, planning when you use it wisely can save your electricity bills.
The microinverter is one of the important products of AHONY solar series, and it has invested a lot of R&D energy, which has created its superior performance. Contact us now for details of microinverters and balcony solar solutions.