Inverters

Pared-down MLPE: How Empower Micro Systems does residential solar with two SKUs

Pared-down MLPE: How Empower Micro Systems does residential solar with two SKUs

November 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

In its early days, the U.S. residential solar market was dominated by high-volume buyers like Sunrun, Solar City and Vivint, which means they bought most of the equipment, with the remaining market being served through distribution channels. But big-time growth going forward in the residential solar segment will be drivenRead More

PV Pointer: Minimize truck rolls by using smart software

PV Pointer: Minimize truck rolls by using smart software

November 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

We’ve all heard the expression “work smarter, not harder,” but you would be surprised how often solar installers get in a truck and roll out to a jobsite to adjust or repair something that probably could have been fixed remotely back at HQ. Many software-savvy solar installers are boning upRead More

All Fronius Primo, Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant

All Fronius Primo, Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant

November 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Fronius USA received UL certification for the Fronius Primo 10-15 kW and Fronius Symo 208-V inverters to comply with California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements. With that, all Fronius Primo and Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant. What this means Rule 21 refers to the generator interconnection requirements of eachRead More

On the Scene: We went to the Eaton Experience Center to see the grid’s future

On the Scene: We went to the Eaton Experience Center to see the grid’s future

October 31, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Eaton is one of those companies that does everything without you realizing it, with innovations for industries as diverse as aviation, data centers, food and beverage, rail and, of course, utilities, just to name a few. The company recently expanded its Experience Center in Pittsburgh to show the latest advancesRead More

How OMRON reduces solar module PID potential through its inverter topology

How OMRON reduces solar module PID potential through its inverter topology

October 30, 2017 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Potential induced degradation (PID) of a solar module — you know it, and you hate it. We met with string inverter manufacturer OMRON at Solar Power International, which claimed its inverter can actually prevent PV degradation from PID. They explained it like this: Grounding module frames causes a voltage differenceRead More

Tabuchi updates EIBS solar-storage system, now UL 9540 certification compliant

Tabuchi updates EIBS solar-storage system, now UL 9540 certification compliant

October 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

At Intersolar, Tabuchi America, announced the launch of its Next Generation Eco-Intelligent Battery System (EIBS). The all-in-one system is compliant with the cUL 9540 certification requirements, which provides third-party validation of safety, reliability and efficient energy management for hybrid solar-plus-storage systems. Tabuchi’s grid-friendly system includes a high efficiency inverter, stackableRead More

Entire Solis 4G inverter line now available with UL 1741 SA certification

Entire Solis 4G inverter line now available with UL 1741 SA certification

October 23, 2017 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Ginlong Technologies sent word that its complete product line of Ginlong Solis (NA) Single-Phase 4G PV string inverters have been tested and certified for compliance to the new UL 1741 SA Standard as described in the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) Rule 21. Each Ginlong Solis (NA) single-phase 4G PVRead More

Details on expanded Fronius Solutions Provider program

Details on expanded Fronius Solutions Provider program

October 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

Fronius is expanding its Fronius Solutions Provider (FSP) program, a network of solar installers that are certified and trained directly from the manufacturer. At the upcoming certification training in November, solar installers receive exclusive training to install and field-repair Fronius products, receive NABCEP continuing education credits and have the opportunityRead More

SolarEdge will give you $10,000 if you connect the 500,000th PV project to its platform

SolarEdge will give you $10,000 if you connect the 500,000th PV project to its platform

October 12, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

GTM Research recently ranked SolarEdge as a top global monitoring provider with more than 466,000 monitored PV systems around the world. In order to celebrate this new milestone, the company is offering a $10,000 prize to the installer that connects the 500,000th PV site to our monitoring platform. Less than aRead More

The LG NeON 2 ACe debuts at Intersolar 2017.

Modules and integration: Four reasons why AC, smart modules are on the rise

October 10, 2017 at 9:01 am 0 comments

At Intersolar 2017, the industry’s newest power couple made its engagement announcement: LG and Enphase have teamed up on an AC module. Known as LG’s NeON 2 ACe, the new product combines LG’s NeON 2 technology with Enphase’s IQ6+ microinverter. “This changes the basic architecture of an install — theRead More