Is there a disadvantage to using optimizers on the sunny side?

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    Greg Smith Community Moderator
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    This is an excellent question, Stefan, and one that is asked frequently. As you correctly stated, you can selectively deploy the S and O units. However, optimization has more benefits than just mitigating shade. Soiling, module degradation, various orientations, etc., are all candidates for using our TS4-Os. 

    Use Os in the whole project and enjoy reclaimed energy for the next 25 years!

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    Stefan Den Engelsman

    Thank you Greg for your quick reply. In that case I'll go for the -O units. It does obviously beg the question why you have the -S units if those -O ones provide so much more than just mitigating shade ;-)

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    Greg Smith Community Moderator
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    That is another great question, Stefan. Some installers do not see the benefits of optimization, usually for price concerns, so they skimp on areas that do not suffer immediate module mismatch. I understand this concern for larger commercial rooftop systems (a few thousand modules) where the small price difference between the S and O starts to matter. But for residential systems must load them up. What's another $300-400 on a $20k system?

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    Stefan Den Engelsman

    Thanks again Greg. Our installer mentioned a price difference (for him at least) of about $4.3 per device, so for it's peanuts really...
    Anyway, thanks for the info!

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