Inverters

SolarEdge unveils next-gen optimizer, commercial inverters, residential solution at Intersolar Europe

SolarEdge unveils next-gen optimizer, commercial inverters, residential solution at Intersolar Europe

May 30, 2017 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge Technologies is presenting its next-generation power optimizer, new large-capacity commercial inverters, and complete residential solution at Intersolar Europe. On the cutting-edge of PV safety and module-level power electronics, SolarEdge is unveiling its new S-Series power optimizer, which is an Intersolar Award Finalist in the Photovoltaics category. The S-Series powerRead More

Schneider Electric signs big agreement with Neoen, spanning three continents

Schneider Electric signs big agreement with Neoen, spanning three continents

May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Neoen, the premier French independent power producer and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, have signed a 750 MW Conext SmartGen multi-year framework agreement on three continents. The scope includes: conversion stations composed of 1,500-V inverters, medium voltage switchgear, transformers and complete monitoring and control system,Read More

Fronius hosting solar inverter service training at headquarters in June

Fronius hosting solar inverter service training at headquarters in June

May 12, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

String inverter manufacturer Fronius updated its hands-on installer qualification trainings, which now include system design, product applications and communications, while still covering service and onsite warranty repairs. After completing the trainings, installers are certified Fronius Service Providers (FSPs), offering high quality solar installations and field-service. Fronius Service Providers offer high-qualityRead More

APsystems names new EVP of US, EMEA

APsystems names new EVP of US, EMEA

May 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

APsystems, a leader in advanced microinverter technology for the solar PV industry, just named Olivier Jacques Executive Vice President, USA & EMEA. Jacques is based in Lyon, France, and most recently served as APsystems Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will report to Dr. Zhi-MinRead More

On the scene: New solar installation products we saw at the California Solar Power Expo

On the scene: New solar installation products we saw at the California Solar Power Expo

May 9, 2017 at 7:41 am Comments are Disabled

We attended the California Solar Expo in San Diego last week. Here’s a rundown of some of the notable new solar products we spotted around the trade show floor. S-5! is known for its rigorous testing and compliance standards for mounting solar on standing seam metal roofs. Its latest updateRead More

Ask an Expert: Inverter manufacturers give us their best troubleshooting advice

Ask an Expert: Inverter manufacturers give us their best troubleshooting advice

April 25, 2017 at 6:39 am 1 comment

Wi-Fi Can Cause Communication Issues Christopher Barrett, director of technical services, APsystems We often see issues our installers are facing related to communication, often due to misplacement of the gateway or an unreliable internet connection. Following best practices recommended by the manufacturer will help installers reduce repeat site visits toRead More

SMA system selected for pilot storage program at NREL facility

SMA system selected for pilot storage program at NREL facility

April 19, 2017 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will utilize SMA technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation’s premier wind energy technology research facility. Using the proven RESolve energy storage system, the project will testRead More

Yaskawa-Solectria Solar inverters now fully compatible with Tigo optimizers

Yaskawa-Solectria Solar inverters now fully compatible with Tigo optimizers

April 17, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar announced full compatibility of its three-phase string inverters with Tigo’s module optimizers, fully complying with the 2014 and 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) 690.12 Rapid Shutdown Requirements. “We are pleased to offer our customers a solution that complies with the upcoming module-level rapid shutdown requirements,” saidRead More

KACO improves its sales outlook for 2017

KACO improves its sales outlook for 2017

April 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

KACO new energy Group, based in Neckarsulm, Germany, has managed to chalk up orders totaling 600 megawatts in the first quarter of 2017. The main reason for this excellent start to the year is the market launch of a new technology driver in the field of inverter technology, the blueplanetRead More

Keys to inverter service: Data granularity, remote updates, customer relations

Keys to inverter service: Data granularity, remote updates, customer relations

April 10, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Services for solar inverters are improving markedly, from commissioning through replacement, as the flow of panel and string-level data becomes more granular, fueling more sophisticated monitoring systems. From string inverters at a commercial and industrial (C&I) level, to microinverters now dominant in the residential market, manufacturers are embracing dynamic improvementsRead More

 
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