Inverters

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

News on Fronius updates to Solar.web and MLPE solutions

News on Fronius updates to Solar.web and MLPE solutions

December 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

The Fronius Solar Energy Division will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, and to mark the occasion, it will be expanding its product portfolio. Here are some notes on the updates:   Increasing energy efficiency with Fronius Solar.web A highlight here is the Rest API server interface for FroniusRead More

One of SolarEdge’s new commercial power optimizers can connect two modules

One of SolarEdge’s new commercial power optimizers can connect two modules

December 15, 2016 at 10:49 am 1 comment

SolarEdge is launching its highest wattage power optimizer – the P800 – which expands its commercial power optimizer offering. Installers can now connect even higher wattage modules in a 2-to-1 configuration in commercial projects, thus reducing installation time on the roof, lowering part count, and increasing system energy production. CommercialRead More

SolarEdge debuts new communications, management MLE monitoring kit

SolarEdge debuts new communications, management MLE monitoring kit

December 14, 2016 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Looking for a new advanced communications and management accessory to enhance module-level monitoring and improve O&M operations for that special person in your life this Christmas? SolarEdge Technologies may have just the stocking stuffer with its latest product launch. Meet the GSM Cellular Kit In an effort to speed up installationRead More

Ideal Power, KACO team on 360-kW solar+storage system in Alberta, Canada

Ideal Power, KACO team on 360-kW solar+storage system in Alberta, Canada

December 13, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Ideal Power Inc. has some cool power conversion technologies (here’s an in-depth look at one). The innovator just received a 360-kW purchase order from KACO new energy to supply its 3-port, grid-resilient 30kW Power Conversion Systems (PCS) for the Living Energy Project at the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre in Alberta,Read More

Check out APsystem’s new Energy Monitoring and Analysis website

Check out APsystem’s new Energy Monitoring and Analysis website

December 13, 2016 at 11:15 am 1 comment

APsystems just launched a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website. Let’s check it out. What’s new? The web-based platform, available for free on any connected device, monitors and reports module-level energy production of solar arrays which utilize APsystems inverters and provides that information to homeowners andRead More

Report: String inverter market to reach $3 Billion by 2021

Report: String inverter market to reach $3 Billion by 2021

December 12, 2016 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

In the latest “String Inverter Market – Global Forecast to 2021” report, available Research and Markets, the expectation is for the string inverter market to reach $3 billion by 2021. Reasons behind the numbers String inverters are used in residential, commercial & industrial, and utilities. The string inverter market isRead More

Pika Energy’s three-phase Islanding Inverter now UL-1741 listed

Pika Energy’s three-phase Islanding Inverter now UL-1741 listed

December 7, 2016 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Pika Energy has received ETL listing for the three-phase model of its Pika Islanding Inverter. The company previously announced the UL listing of its single-phase Pika Islanding Inverter (X7600 Series), which has been shipping to customers since September 2016. The three-phase X11400 model of the Pika Islanding Inverter will begin shippingRead 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