Inverters

Copper Mountain Solar (94 MW) in Nevada goes with SMA inverters

Copper Mountain Solar (94 MW) in Nevada goes with SMA inverters

March 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar facilities in the U.S. When Copper Mountain Solar 4 isRead More

Arc fault detection is still a problem for PV systems – meet a possible solution

Arc fault detection is still a problem for PV systems – meet a possible solution

March 27, 2017 at 8:43 am Comments are Disabled

Arc fault events are a pain point in the solar industry for the threat they pose to PV systems and, maybe more so, for the detection headaches they cause. Everyone reading this is nodding along, thinking of the times a system they installed was falsely tripped or, even worse, whenRead More

Enphase now shipping its sixth generation microinverter system

Enphase now shipping its sixth generation microinverter system

March 27, 2017 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

You may remember first reading about this around SPI last year, but now you can officially install them: Enphase Energy is shipping its Enphase IQ Microinverter System — its sixth generation of microinverters. Like all previous generations of their technology, the Enphase IQ System is a complete AC solution thatRead More

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

March 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

You don’t need to install a battery (yet) to give solar customers a next-gen solar-plus-storage system. Your customer wants reassurance Solar-plus-storage is finally ready for mainstream adoption, thanks to technology enhancements in DC-coupled inverters and continued cost reductions in smart battery technology. Batteries with grid-tied PV will soon be theRead More

Get hands-on with OutBack Power Technologies at one of these roadshow stops

Get hands-on with OutBack Power Technologies at one of these roadshow stops

March 22, 2017 at 7:40 am Comments are Disabled

OutBack Power Technologies is going to be hitting the road with its Energy Express van this spring to showcase several of its energy solutions to help solar installers grow their businesses. Its first stop was this week at the 2017 NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Continuing EducationRead More

MLPE boom: Analysts expect big things from module-level power electronics market

MLPE boom: Analysts expect big things from module-level power electronics market

March 17, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

The module-level power electronics industry is witnessing an intense growth phase. Demand is driven by increasing solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the globe and modernization of grid infrastructure capable of accommodating module-level power electronics (MLPE) technology within the system. “With movement towards renewable power and distributed power sources, the MLPERead More

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

March 17, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Electronics manufacturing services provider MC Assembly is working with Maine-based Pika Energy to manufacture components of the company’s solar inverter product lines. Pika Energy selected MC Assembly in 2016, seeking a New England-based manufacturing partner to meet the company’s increasing production needs.   “We looked to MC Assembly when weRead More

SMA’s Sunny Boy-US series achieves UL 1741 listing

SMA’s Sunny Boy-US series achieves UL 1741 listing

March 17, 2017 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

SMA America announced the Sunny Boy-US series as the first residential inverter to achieve UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) listing, which represents a significant step in creating a more stable grid and providing the best technology for the residential market. SMA has completed functional and safety testing with the SunnyRead More

1,500-volt systems to trend in 2017: Here’s what you need to know

1,500-volt systems to trend in 2017: Here’s what you need to know

March 14, 2017 at 6:06 am 1 comment

Large-scale solar projects are heading into yet another sea change: the 1,500-volt PV system (Vdc). The idea behind the voltage increase is the same now as it was during the move from 600 volts to 1,000 volts — further reduce installation costs and increase profitability by reducing the number ofRead More

Fronius explains streamlined software updates for its inverter lineup

Fronius explains streamlined software updates for its inverter lineup

March 13, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

Fronius is really focused on streamlining its software updates these days. Now Fronius customers are able to remotely update the software of inverters over the web. All you need is a Fronius SnapINverter that has an internet connection and the inverter or system is registered on Fronius Solar.web, Fronius’ freeRead More

 
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