Inverters

Trends and best practices for installing solar PV inverters. Coverage includes string inverters, central inverters, microinverters, DC optimizers, rapid shutdown and more.

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

July 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

Yaskawa Solectria Solar (YSS) announced its partnership with Tigo, the leading manufacturer of Module-Level Power Electronics (MLPE). Together YSS and Tigo are providing a simple, safe solution for roof-mounted PV systems to ensure the safety of firefighters and first responders, and guarantee system owners of full compliance with the NationalRead More

CPS America to expand U.S. operations: assembly, service centers and fulfillment

CPS America to expand U.S. operations: assembly, service centers and fulfillment

July 10, 2018 at 9:09 am 0 comments

CPS America is announcing several actions to reinforce its long-term position in America.  CPS America is part of Chint Group – $7B USD revenue, global, diversified energy and industrial businesses. Sister divisions of CPS that have been expanding in the USA include; Astronergy-PV panels, Noark-electrical components, T&D-transmission and distribution equipment,Read More

SMA America offers Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter in two new commercial power classes

SMA America offers Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter in two new commercial power classes

June 29, 2018 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

SMA America has new comprehensive commercial solar solutions now available for ordering. SMA’s popular Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter is getting an upgrade with two new power classes. In addition to the currently available 50-kW CORE1 model, a new higher power 62.5-kW model is optimized for large projects utilizing higher efficiencyRead More

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

June 29, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. power grid, after faithfully delivering electricity to our neighborhoods for generations, is facing significant changes to how it operates — thanks to solar installations, wind farms, new energy storage systems and electric vehicles. As utilities meet the challenges of incorporating distributed energy sources on the low- and medium-voltageRead More

SolarEdge files lawsuit against Huawei for patent infringement

SolarEdge files lawsuit against Huawei for patent infringement

June 18, 2018 at 11:52 am 0 comments

SolarEdge Technologies has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity, Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, a German entity, and WATTKRAFT Solar GmbH, a German distributor for Huawei. The lawsuit, filed in the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany, one of the most pre-eminent GermanRead More

Soligent partners with Chilicon Power for grid-support inverter, monitoring solutions

Soligent partners with Chilicon Power for grid-support inverter, monitoring solutions

June 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Soligent Distribution, the leading distributor of solar equipment in the United States, has partnered with Chilicon Power, a tech-forward designer and manufacturer of grid-support inverter and monitoring solutions, to expand its quality product menu. Soligent, a pure play solar distributor, financier and technology platform supplies over 5,000 solar installers withRead More

Solar project logistics: Calculating the value of an efficient supply chain

Solar project logistics: Calculating the value of an efficient supply chain

June 13, 2018 at 7:00 am 3 comments

What is a supply chain? It is the flow of all components that go into a given product, and then the flow of that product from its manufacturing origin to its end destination. In a global economy (yes, there still is one, despite Trump’s best efforts) the path from cradleRead More

Power factor boost: Make sure to maximize revenue in design, data monitoring

Power factor boost: Make sure to maximize revenue in design, data monitoring

June 12, 2018 at 7:05 am 0 comments

Remember the Seinfeld episode where the rental car company took Jerry’s reservation, but still didn’t have a car for him? “You know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to hold the reservation. And that’s really the most important part: the holding. Anybody can just take them.” That’sRead More

Utility-scale solar string design webinar: Distributed vs. centralized strategies

Utility-scale solar string design webinar: Distributed vs. centralized strategies

June 11, 2018 at 11:01 am 0 comments

When designing a large site one consideration is string or central inverters? Both have well defined benefits. Historically, the large utility-scale sites have mainly relied upon central inverters. Now a third option, the Virtual Central, is paving the way for string inverters into this space. Higher powered string inverters, longerRead More

How to maximize large-scale PV site value with string design

How to maximize large-scale PV site value with string design

June 8, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Service models and technology at the string inverter level are vastly improved from where they were a few years ago. Earlier this week we looked at the value of choosing string inverters over central inverters for projects upward of 20 MW, thanks to 1,500-volt architecture, and then the nuances ofRead More