Inverters

First Solar to provide warranty service for Power Electronics inverters

First Solar to provide warranty service for Power Electronics inverters

January 10, 2018 at 8:32 am 0 comments

First Solar and Power Electronics have finalized an agreement to utilize First Solar’s PV Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team to provide Power Electronics warranty service on inverters installed throughout the United States. This unique relationship enables tangible owner value by reducing response time and repair time. The arrangement allows PowerRead More

Tigo debuts its most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution yet

Tigo debuts its most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution yet

January 8, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Tigo released its new TS4-F (Fire Safety) to join the current TS4 Platform of integrated and retrofit/add-on junction box covers. As the most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution in the TS4 Platform, the TS4-F will accompany the family of products in the form of integrated PV modules by manufacturers worldwide. ConsultRead More

Fronius USA announces new President and CEO

Fronius USA announces new President and CEO

January 5, 2018 at 8:06 am 0 comments

Fronius USA, located in Portage, Indiana and leading manufacturer of welding and solar equipment, announces new leadership to serve as both Director of Solar Energy and overall CEO of the company. During his Fronius career, Adrian Noronho has progressed in various leadership roles since joining the organization 7 years ago.Read More

Schneider Electric sending 1,000 Conext hybrid inverters to Puerto Rico

Schneider Electric sending 1,000 Conext hybrid inverters to Puerto Rico

December 21, 2017 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico over 90 days ago and many residents are still without power, making this the longest major blackout in U.S. history. Officials have estimated it could take four to six months to restore the power grid to full functionality. As we’ve noted before, solar companiesRead More

Enphase simplifies, beefs up Combiner+ for its IQ microinverter system

Enphase simplifies, beefs up Combiner+ for its IQ microinverter system

December 18, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Enphase Energy continues to build out its IQ platform with the IQ Combiner+ with Enphase IQ Envoy. The IQ Combiner+ consolidates residential solar interconnection equipment into a single enclosure and streamlines PV and storage installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution for residential applications. What’s different about it? The IQ Combiner+Read More

SB Buzz Podcast: Fronius’ Dan Fortson talks the evolution of solar from the early days to now (and how he’d change it)

SB Buzz Podcast: Fronius’ Dan Fortson talks the evolution of solar from the early days to now (and how he’d change it)

December 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

Dan Fortson, applications engineer for Fronius USA, is a lifer in solar energy – starting back in the wild west days of the ‘80s, learning from the early off-grid PV pioneers to now working for one of the top inverter brands in the industry. He has seen a lot over the years, and he’sRead More

What will solar systems look like in 2020? Fronius makes predictions

What will solar systems look like in 2020? Fronius makes predictions

December 6, 2017 at 10:21 am 0 comments

In just a few years, we will flip the calendar to a new decade. However, in a rapidly evolving industry like solar, a few years can mean significant changes. So what will solar systems look like in 2020? Fronius has some bold predictions they’d like to share, as well as aRead More

Alencon’s SPOT X2 DC-to-DC optimizer can boost utility-scale PV plant performance.

Close the Gap: How to revive lagging large-scale PV project performance

December 4, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

A completed PV project is like a splashy free agent sports signing. Everyone is all pumped up at the ribbon cutting or press conference, but if it underperforms and misses expectations, that goodwill is gone. Live up to that contract or get booed. In a world where new utility-scale projectsRead More

SMA’s utility-scale storage inverters now all UL-listed

SMA’s utility-scale storage inverters now all UL-listed

November 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

SMA just announced two new power classes for its utility-scale storage product portfolio. Now available, the Sunny Central Storage 2750-EV-US for 1,500 V projects has achieved UL 62109 listing, and the Sunny Central Storage 2475-US for 1,000 V projects has achieved UL 1741 listing. Other products in the line-up, includingRead More

Schneider Electric expands power ratings of Conext SmartGen inverter line

Schneider Electric expands power ratings of Conext SmartGen inverter line

November 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Schneider Electric Solar has extended its Conext SmartGen inverter power ratings for greater flexibility and optimization of both small and large utility power plants. For large scale power plants, the CS2200 is now available and is optimized for 4.4 MW stations using two inverters. To expand the power ratings forRead More