Inverters

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

Cantsink has a new inverter mounting system to ease solar installs, maintenance

Cantsink has a new inverter mounting system to ease solar installs, maintenance

July 16, 2019 at 7:32 am 0 comments

Cantsink, a solar product supplier since 2010, is introducing Centric, its latest solar innovation, to speed inverter installation and make monitoring easier. By allowing location of string inverters at a central position among ground-mounted panels, Centric streamlines inverter placement during construction. In a traditional arrangement underneath the panels, inverters areRead More

ABB unloads solar inverter business to world’s eighth largest inverter manufacturer FIMER

ABB unloads solar inverter business to world’s eighth largest inverter manufacturer FIMER

July 9, 2019 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

ABB is selling its solar inverter business to the Italian company FIMER S.p.A. The companies say the transaction will enhance the future prospects of the solar inverter business and will enable ABB to focus its business portfolio on other growth markets. Both companies will ensure a smooth transition for customersRead More

GlobalData: Solar PV inverters market to decline at annual rate of 13.2 percent by 2023

GlobalData: Solar PV inverters market to decline at annual rate of 13.2 percent by 2023

June 17, 2019 at 8:53 am 0 comments

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters market is set to decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% and reach $3.04 billion in 2023, primarily due to a sharp drop in inverter prices and slowdown in solar PV installations, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.Read More

Ginlong Solis inverters added to Loanpal approved vendor list

Ginlong Solis inverters added to Loanpal approved vendor list

May 29, 2019 at 10:35 am 1 comment

Ginlong Solis‘entire line of Solis Residential Inverters and accessories have been added to the Approved Vendor List (AVL) of Loanpal. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewable has ranked Loanpal as the second largest residential solar loan provider in the U.S with a 20% market share in that space in 2018. GinlongRead More

The Fronius Symo Advanced inverter is the first to achieve SunSpec Rapid Shutdown Certification

The Fronius Symo Advanced inverter is the first to achieve SunSpec Rapid Shutdown Certification

May 22, 2019 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

The Fronius Symo Advanced is the first inverter on the market to receive the official SunSpec Rapid Shutdown certification, according to the Indiana-based inverter manufacturer and the SunSpec Alliance. The three-phase inverter comes with an integrated Power Line Communication (PLC) transmitter based on the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown communication standard. What’sRead More

Commercial inverter manufacturers like CPS America are easing installation and O&M with separable wireboxes.

Seven trends from our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide

May 14, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

We asked every inverter manufacturer to tell us about their latest and greatest products for our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide. What came back was a range of innovations from the most powerful microinverter on the market to the latest utility-scale string technology. At this point, solar inverter spec sheetsRead More

SolarEdge to offer its own battery as part of full storage solution, among several product portfolio updates

SolarEdge to offer its own battery as part of full storage solution, among several product portfolio updates

May 13, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Word out of Intersolar Europe is SolarEdge Technologies is expanding its StorEdge solution with the launch of new inverters optimized for the combined management of solar, storage, and home energy. The StorEdge expansion will include three new additions to the solution portfolio, plus the company will preview its own commercial andRead More

Tigo updates its TS4-A solar MLPE platform: Wattage increase, weight decrease, more

Tigo updates its TS4-A solar MLPE platform: Wattage increase, weight decrease, more

May 8, 2019 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

Tigo Energy, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, unveiled its new TS4-A, the advanced retrofit/add-on solution that brings smart PV module technology to standard modules for advanced functionality. This is a new generation of flexible module-level power electronics in the TS4 Platform that features improved lightweight hardware forRead More

SolarEdge inverters ready for the EU’s requirement for generator code

SolarEdge inverters ready for the EU’s requirement for generator code

May 7, 2019 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge inverters now comply with the EU’s 2016/631 Code, also referred to as requirement for generator (RFG), calling for the establishment of a network code with power requirements for power generators. The code, effective as of April 27, 2019, introduces new technical requirements, including the provision of reactive power, regulationRead More

Tigo’s TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems now compatible with Chint Power Systems

Tigo’s TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems now compatible with Chint Power Systems

April 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Tigo, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, announced the new Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification of its TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems (RSS) with Chint Power Systems (CPS), a North American renowned smart energy solution provider. The CPS inverters listed below successfully certified with Tigo’s RSS solutions: TS4-F (FireRead More