Inverters

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

Namaste Solar deploys Solectria inverters in utility-owned solar projects in Vermont

Namaste Solar deploys Solectria inverters in utility-owned solar projects in Vermont

December 2, 2016 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

Namasté Solar, an employee-owned cooperative that designs, installs and maintains solar electric systems, deployed Yaskawa-Solectria‘s PVI 28TL and PVI 36TL inverters in two solar systems in Vermont that are the first Solectria inverters to be owned by town and village utilities. The Nebraska Valley and Waterhouse Solar Farms total 2.7Read More

New 100 kW solar inverter released by Ingeteam

New 100 kW solar inverter released by Ingeteam

December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Ingeteam is finalizing the launch of its new PV string inverter, which will make it possible to achieve a power output of 100 kWAC in a single, 75 kg unit. This inverter will be on show at the Solar-Tec fair in Cairo (Egypt) from the 4th to 6th December, andRead More

Rule 21 compliance: SolarEdge advanced inverters meet UL 1741 draft requirements

Rule 21 compliance: SolarEdge advanced inverters meet UL 1741 draft requirements

November 30, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, announces that Intertek confirmed that samples of SolarEdge inverters were the first it tested to meet the UL 1741 SA draft requirements to be smart inverters. SolarEdge single-phase smart inverters are Rule 21 ready and supportRead More

String inverter market forecast to grow the next five years, led by utility market share

String inverter market forecast to grow the next five years, led by utility market share

November 28, 2016 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

The string inverter market is expected to grow from an estimated $2.61 billion in 2016 to $3.89 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 8.29 percent from 2016 to 2021. These estimates are pulled from the “String Inverter Market by Phase (Single and Three), System Type (On-Grid and Off-Grid), Power RatingRead More

Details on three new inverter models from KACO

Details on three new inverter models from KACO

November 16, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

The German inverter manufacturer, KACO new energy GmbH, has made new three-phase devices available. The blueplanet 8.6 TL3 and 10.0 TL3 are suitable for residential and commercial-scale PV arrays; the blueplanet 20.0 TL3 fits commercial systems as well as large-scale, industrial-sized power plants. All three inverters enter the market withRead More

SMA hits 10 GW installed capacity in North America

SMA hits 10 GW installed capacity in North America

November 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA has increased its installed inverter capacity in North America by 33 percent in less than a year to reach 10 GW. SMA credits the success to its product portfolio, which spans from large turnkey solutions for utility power plants and three-phase inverter technology with energy management function to fully optimizedRead More

APsystems’ YC500i microinverter now certified for installs in Los Angeles

APsystems’ YC500i microinverter now certified for installs in Los Angeles

November 8, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

APsystems sent word that its YC500i microinverter with EnergyMax has been certified for use in the Los Angeles market. General Approval under the City of Los Angeles’ rigorous certification process was announced by the Department of Building and Safety, following testing by the Los Angeles City Electrical Testing Laboratory. GeneralRead More

What to see from Fronius at Solar Power PV Conference & Expo Chicago

What to see from Fronius at Solar Power PV Conference & Expo Chicago

October 28, 2016 at 7:21 am Comments are Disabled

Are you headed to the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Chicago? If so, you may want to stop by the booth of Indiana-based inverter manufacturer Fronius. In 2012, Fronius moved its U.S. headquarters to Portage, Ind., and grown its local presence ever since, including a 400,000 sq. ft.Read More

JLM Energy orders 4 MW of Ideal Power conversion systems

JLM Energy orders 4 MW of Ideal Power conversion systems

October 26, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Ideal Power Inc. just signed a Master Purchase Agreement with JLM Energy to supply its 30-kW and 125-kW power conversion systems for JLM Energy’s portfolio of commercial battery energy storage systems and microgrid projects. The agreement includes an initial purchase order for 4 MW of products to be delivered over theRead More

Yaskawa-Solectria offers rebate on residential inverters this fall through its distribution partners

Yaskawa-Solectria offers rebate on residential inverters this fall through its distribution partners

October 25, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Looking to offer a little bit of savings to your customers? Yaskawa-Solectria sent word that it is offering $25 rebates on its lineup of residential inverters, when purchased through its distribution partners, as part of its autumn sale. Those include: • PVI 3800TL • PVI 5200TL • PVI 6600TL •Read More