Inverters

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

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

Take advantage of smart residential solar inverter ‘common language’

Take advantage of smart residential solar inverter ‘common language’

July 18, 2018 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

New codes and regulations are notorious for raising prices and halting innovation in industries, but the new rapid shutdown requirements facing the solar industry are having the opposite effect. Thanks to a coalition of manufacturers and interested parties across solar, the solutions being developed to meet NEC 2017 Module LevelRead More

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

July 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Yaskawa Solectria Solar (YSS) announced its partnership with Tigo, the leading manufacturer of Module-Level Power Electronics (MLPE). Together YSS and Tigo are providing a simple, safe solution for roof-mounted PV systems to ensure the safety of firefighters and first responders, and guarantee system owners of full compliance with the NationalRead More

CPS America to expand U.S. operations: assembly, service centers and fulfillment

CPS America to expand U.S. operations: assembly, service centers and fulfillment

July 10, 2018 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

CPS America is announcing several actions to reinforce its long-term position in America.  CPS America is part of Chint Group – $7B USD revenue, global, diversified energy and industrial businesses. Sister divisions of CPS that have been expanding in the USA include; Astronergy-PV panels, Noark-electrical components, T&D-transmission and distribution equipment,Read More

SMA America offers Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter in two new commercial power classes

SMA America offers Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter in two new commercial power classes

June 29, 2018 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA America has new comprehensive commercial solar solutions now available for ordering. SMA’s popular Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter is getting an upgrade with two new power classes. In addition to the currently available 50-kW CORE1 model, a new higher power 62.5-kW model is optimized for large projects utilizing higher efficiencyRead More