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March is Inverter Month on Solarbuildermag.com, sponsored by SMA America. Here you will find news on the latest technology trends and products, plus and installation and servicing advice for solar PV string inverters, central inverters, microinverters and DC optimizers.

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Install pros discuss wire management for rail-less solar on low-slope metal roofing

Install pros discuss wire management for rail-less solar on low-slope metal roofing

May 11, 2021 at 8:31 am 0 comments

Rooftop rail-less solar PV systems have been around for many years, and year-over-year, continue to be a growing part of the solar market. Yet hesitancies still exist with both the technology and with learning new methodologies. One of these hesitancies is wire management. We recently sat down with Doug Claxton,Read More

KB Home integrating Schneider Electric’s Energy Center in California development

KB Home integrating Schneider Electric’s Energy Center in California development

May 10, 2021 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Schneider Electric announced a partnership with KB Home last week, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Schneider Electric will provide grid-to-plug innovation in KB Home’s new Sundance at Park Circle community in Valley Center, California. These homes will incorporate the Square D Energy Center and connected WiringRead More

Webinar: Can Your Microinverter Do This? Saving Time and Cost with NEP

Webinar: Can Your Microinverter Do This? Saving Time and Cost with NEP

May 10, 2021 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Register Here June 8, 2021 | 2 p.m. EDT Do you want to cut installation time in half, reduce energy clipping, keep up with higher-power modules and save up to 35% in equipment costs? Meet the NEP line of microinverters. The solar industry has pushed forward with solar equipment statusRead More

With its six MPP trackers, Delta's new M50A Flex solar inverter delivers more flexibility in PV system design.

Delta launches 50-kW rooftop solar inverter in Europe

May 4, 2021 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Delta launched a new generation of its M50A Flex, a 50-kW solar inverter. Following the successful launch of M70A last year, the M50A Flex inherits its new design concept. The features include six MPP trackers, Anti-PID and AC & DC Surge Protection Devices type 1 + type 2, making theRead More

SolarEdge launches next-gen 120-kW inverter for commercial ground-mount segment

SolarEdge launches next-gen 120-kW inverter for commercial ground-mount segment

May 3, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, announced the launch of its new 120kW Three Phase Inverter with Synergy Technology. Providing more power and higher profitability in ground mount PV installations, the new SE120K for 480V grids maximizes energy production with up to 150% DC oversizing. The solutionRead More

APsystems to license Tigo rapid shutdown tech as part of settlement

APsystems to license Tigo rapid shutdown tech as part of settlement

May 3, 2021 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Tigo has reached a settlement with APsystems over a lawsuit regarding Tigo’s intellectual property. As part of the settlement, APsystems obtain a license to use Tigo’s rapid shutdown technology. While APsystems denies any kind of infringement and complies with Sunspec RSD requirements, to avoid the expenses and inconvenience of litigation,Read More

Wapello Solar Project becomes largest solar project in Iowa

Wapello Solar Project becomes largest solar project in Iowa

April 22, 2021 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Sungrow has supplied 34 inverters completing a 127.5 MW solar facility in Wapello, Iowa. The Wapello Solar project, developed by Clēnera and constructed by RES, progressed with little to no delays despite beginning construction during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest solar project in Iowa, Wapello Solar entered into commercial operation on March 8, 2021. “WapelloRead More

GoodWe earns EuPD Top Brand Award in six countries – a new record

GoodWe earns EuPD Top Brand Award in six countries – a new record

April 19, 2021 at 11:42 am 0 comments

Last week, GoodWe was listed as the top inverter brand in six countries – something no other Chinese inverter brand has achieved before. The award issued by EuPD is for the rooftop category and the six countries are the Netherlands, Australia, Poland, Spain, South Africa and Pakistan. The prestigious TopRead More

Schneider Electric’s XW Pro eligible for California SGIP rebates

Schneider Electric’s XW Pro eligible for California SGIP rebates

April 12, 2021 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Schneider Electric Solar announced last week that their XW Pro solar hybrid inverter is now eligible for the California’s  energy storage rebates. Customers can install the XW Pro at low cost through the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), which provides rebates to support homeowners and communities in acquiring affordable energy storageRead More

California’s Volt-Watt consumer protection — what installers need to know

California’s Volt-Watt consumer protection — what installers need to know

April 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

High levels of renewable energy will be critical to meeting climate goals and creating a clean and sustainable economy, yet there are challenges to incorporating these energy sources on the electric grid. Fortunately, smart inverters have a variety of advanced functions which can help the grid reliably accommodate more andRead More