Team Austria WINS Solar Decathlon

At the Solar Decathlon in California, succeeded the Austrian team in the category of energy balance, as well as in the overall standings and won the first place. “Munich, October 31, 2013 – the photovoltaic solution with Lotus G2 Holleis modules with SolarEdge inside” a major advantage of the Solar Decathlon ( gave the team of the Technical University of Vienna. In the overall standings as well as in the energy balance the Austrians occupied the first place. The International University competition of the U.S. Department of energy awarded every year the most energy-efficient solar houses in ten different categories, including project communication, market attractiveness, and hot water. For the proper installation of the better-performing photovoltaic system on the roof of the energy autarkic LISI (living inspired by sustainable innovation) House of Vienna University of technology the company made alternative energy systems Hardman from the Austrian Bruck, a partner of SolarEdge,. In addition to the best current yield in the competition also have module-accurate monitoring and fail-safe security system of the integrated SolarEdge technology convinced.

The Lotus G2 with SolarEdge inside helped our team, achieving a higher energy yield, to get a better visibility of the daily energy production and to simplify the installation. “This technology was the key to the best place in the category energy balance to achieve,” explains Karin Stieldorf, team captain of the Technical University of Austria. We congratulate the team of Austria. “With the use of LotusG2 Hanson modules with SolarEdge inside’ they showed impressive that there are new innovative solutions, the conventional PV systems far ahead are”, says Joachim Nell, General Manager Central Europe at SolarEdge. SolarEdge technologies SolarEdge technologies offers comprehensive solutions to optimize performance of solar products and PV monitoring, which can be maximized energy production and the application faster return on investment. The Leistungsoptimierer by SolarEdge offer MPPT to each module, while at the same time to monitor the performance of the modules.

The highly efficient SolarEdge inverter is specially designed for use with the SolarEdge Leistungsoptimierern. The SolarEdge system offers optimal performance, a flexible design and ensures the best possible utilization of the roof area. Through the electronic products can be serviced at module level better and the SafeDC mechanism provides for better system security. SolarEdge found on the Internet under on alternative energy systems the company Hardman Hardman’s alternative energy systems employed since 1986 with the harnessing of renewable forms of energy, and is a concept of the continuous technological development continuously. The LotusG2 Hanson modules are offered with 250Wp and 300Wp and alternatively with antiREFLEX glass. The Lotus series has been certified by TuV Sud in spring 2013. Hardman’s team serves customers worldwide and offers complete photovoltaic systems.