Inverters

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

Data Drivers: Inverter monitoring system trends in the residential market

Data Drivers: Inverter monitoring system trends in the residential market

May 10, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

This is an excerpt from the 2018 Inverter Buyer’s Guide. Be sure to download the full free report, complete with specs on 136 inverters at the bottom of this page. Don’t let the hard, boxy exterior fool you — today’s inverters are all about transparency. A key in inverter selectionRead More

Time for use? How to prepare PV systems today for storage tomorrow

Time for use? How to prepare PV systems today for storage tomorrow

May 3, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

This is an excerpt from the 2018 Inverter Buyer’s Guide. Be sure to download the full free report, complete with specs on 136 inverters at the bottom of this page. We know that a PV system is a 25-year asset, but we maybe don’t think enough about what that meansRead More

SMA debuts new monitoring, control platform — Data Manager M

SMA debuts new monitoring, control platform — Data Manager M

May 1, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

As the future of energy management becomes today’s reality, SMA is investing in efforts to digitize commercial energy management and bring greater energy independence to customers. The company has introduced a new, future-proof generation of monitoring and control solutions with the Data Manager M. In combination with Sunny Portal poweredRead More

Worldwide solar inverter market to decline $6.3 billion by 2022 (but Americas to expand)

Worldwide solar inverter market to decline $6.3 billion by 2022 (but Americas to expand)

April 25, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters market will decline from $6.3 billion in 2017 to $3.7 billion in 2022, with Asia-Pacific (APAC) relinquishing its leading regional share to the Americas over the forecast period, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s report: ‘Solar PV Inverters –Read More

Solaria uses a direct contact between cells to reduce power loss as well as achieve an all-black look.

New AC module now available via Solaria, Enphase

April 23, 2018 at 10:08 am 1 comment

Enphase Energy and Solaria Corp. are teaming up to introduce an Enphase Energized AC Module, the Solaria PowerXT-AC. The Solaria PowerXT-AC features the Enphase IQ 7+ Microinverter and delivers high performance and aesthetics through Solaria’s proprietary module technology. The PowerXT-AC will be available from Soligent at locations around the U.S.Read More

ABB offers new code compliant inverters for residential solar installers

ABB offers new code compliant inverters for residential solar installers

April 11, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Following the new SunSpec communication protocol, ABB offers a unique configuration that ensures design flexibility and compliance with 2014 & 2017 NEC 690.12 requirements. The robust energy production of a single-phase string inverter, the rapid shutdown function and an optimizer option provides installers a stronger solution to code compliant solarRead More

GE Power ships 40 MW of Brilliance solar inverters to project in Japan

GE Power ships 40 MW of Brilliance solar inverters to project in Japan

April 11, 2018 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

GE Power recently successfully delivered and commissioned its Brilliance Solar Inverters to Pacifico Energy Osaki GK for the 40.32-megawatt alternating current (AC) mega-solar project in Furukawa, Japan. GE’s Brilliance Solar Inverters meet the customer’s requirements both for reliability and cost competitiveness. Along with the inverters, GE also supplied ring mainRead More

Sungrow SG60KTL solar inverter earns VDE 4120 compliance

Sungrow SG60KTL solar inverter earns VDE 4120 compliance

March 22, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Sungrow Power Supply Co. has received VDE 4120 compliance for its string inverter SG60KTL, becoming the first PV pure player to receive this certificate in the string inverter segment worldwide. VDE-AR-N 4120:2015 fulfills the technical conditions necessary for the connections and operations of the Sungrow SG60KTL to the high voltageRead More

SMA Utility Power Rack solution comes pre-assembled, possible 40 percent cost savings

SMA Utility Power Rack solution comes pre-assembled, possible 40 percent cost savings

March 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA is now taking orders for its Utility Power Rack 5000/5500, a highly integrated, turnkey solution that offers up to 40 percent integration cost savings over alternative solutions. It is completely pre-assembled for easy set up and commissioning, reducing time-consuming labor processes in the field and minimizing installation risk. CompatibleRead More

Details on ABB’s new residential inverter series now available in the U.S.

Details on ABB’s new residential inverter series now available in the U.S.

March 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The new UNO-DM-PLUS-US series from ABB is now available for immediate shipment in the U.S. Available in five power ratings, from 3.3 to 6.0 kW, these solar inverters have a compact design that delivers high performance with excellent power density enabling maximum energy production. They are designed with digital intelligenceRead More