Inverters

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

SMA America’s residential storage inverter is now shipping

SMA America’s residential storage inverter is now shipping

September 17, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

SMA America‘s AC-coupled solution for residential energy storage and management, the Sunny Boy Storage-US inverter, is now shipping. “The Sunny Boy Storage-US offers intelligent residential energy storage and is equipped with outstanding features and functions to reduce future electricity bills,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president for SMA’s Residential andRead More

Panasonic teams with SolarEdge for new optimized HIT S Series module

Panasonic teams with SolarEdge for new optimized HIT S Series module

September 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America and SolarEdge Technologies are introducing the HIT S Series Module, a new premium smart module for the U.S. residential market optimized by SolarEdge. Expanding Panasonic’s photovoltaic high-performance HIT portfolio, the HIT S Series Module with a SolarEdge power optimizer is designed to generate moreRead More

Details on CyboEnergy’s new line of AC-assisted off-grid inverters

Details on CyboEnergy’s new line of AC-assisted off-grid inverters

September 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

CyboEnergy a developed a family of AC-assisted off-grid CyboInverters that can run almost any kind of AC loads including air-conditioners, refrigerators, EV chargers, pumps, motors, appliances, lights, fans, TV, computers, etc., without batteries. Let’s look at how. CyboEnergy CEO George Cheng said this product allows a “battery-less off-grid solar systemRead More

Fronius targets new competitive advantages for solar installers with Smart Solution

Fronius targets new competitive advantages for solar installers with Smart Solution

August 31, 2018 at 7:54 am 0 comments

As solar markets across the United States are getting more established, differentiation becomes increasingly important for solar installers. This is why inverter manufacturer Fronius is introducing a wide variety of new solar solutions at this year’s Solar Power International (SPI) trade show in Anaheim (Booth #1538) that are aimed at helpingRead More

Meet SMA’s Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter — a scalable 1,500 Vdc option for large-scale projects

Meet SMA’s Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter — a scalable 1,500 Vdc option for large-scale projects

August 27, 2018 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

SMA America‘s new Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter is now available for ordering in North America and will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019. Designed for larger distributed generation and utility-scale projects, the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 can be used as modular building block for deveoplers in need of aRead More

APsystems to debut four-module, 1,200 W microinverter at Solar Power International

APsystems to debut four-module, 1,200 W microinverter at Solar Power International

August 27, 2018 at 11:21 am 0 comments

APsystems will unveil the QS1, a four-module, single-phase microinverter for residential applications at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim. A new design for APsystems, the company says the QS1 offers 75 percent faster installation time, while offering the highest peak output power and up to 3x faster transmissionRead More

OutBack Power, HiQ Solar expand deal to sell three-phase commercial string inverter

OutBack Power, HiQ Solar expand deal to sell three-phase commercial string inverter

July 23, 2018 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

OutBack Power expanded its partnership with HiQ Solar to better serve current HiQ and ProHarvest customers, establish new markets and develop next generation products. Moving forward, all installer sales, EPC sales, and technical support activities will be managed by OutBack under the ProHarvest brand. HiQ Solar will focus on engineeringRead More

New from CPS America: 1,500-volt inverters, communication interface, turn-key storage solution

New from CPS America: 1,500-volt inverters, communication interface, turn-key storage solution

July 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

CPS America announced several updates to note within its product and service offering at Intersolar North America. 1500V 100kW and 125kW String Inverters.  Shipping now with UL certifications for customers in America, these inverters come in two architecture options: centralized or distributed array configurations. CPS provides two types of wire-boxes, eachRead More

Tigo revamps wireless communication approach in TS4 lineup with new device, architecture

Tigo revamps wireless communication approach in TS4 lineup with new device, architecture

July 18, 2018 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

I admit it: I can’t keep up with all of the Tigo news these days. Here’s the latest two announcements (not including this partnership with Solectria), which complement one another: The new Tigo Access Point (TAP) and Mesh communication architecture. TAP wireless communication TAP is a new wireless device forRead More

From small to large-scale solar + storage: Delta debuts Battery Energy Storage Skid, turnkey residential solution

From small to large-scale solar + storage: Delta debuts Battery Energy Storage Skid, turnkey residential solution

July 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm 1 comment

Delta debuted its Battery Energy Storage Skid (BESS) Solution for industrial and commercial applications, as well as upgrades to its residential energy product portfolio at Intersolar North America 2018. Delta’s pre-engineered BESS is a fully integrated battery storage system with PCS scalable from 125 kW to 500 kW, energy storageRead More