Inverters

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

Enphase IQ 7A solar microinverters start shipping in November, can generate up to 14 percent more power

Enphase IQ 7A solar microinverters start shipping in November, can generate up to 14 percent more power

October 28, 2019 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Enphase Energy says that the Enphase IQ 7A microinverter for high-power monofacial and bifacial solar modules will begin shipping to customers in North America in November 2019. The IQ 7A microinverter augments the lineup of seventh-generation Enphase microinverters with support for modules up to 450 W, targeting high-power residential andRead More

What to know about the simultaneous AC- and DC-coupling of a solar PV system

What to know about the simultaneous AC- and DC-coupling of a solar PV system

October 9, 2019 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Traditionally, DC-coupled systems were used mainly in small domestic and off-grid applications. Systems using a charger controller to control the power into the chemical storage, or battery bank, were also not typically used commercially. The DC input voltage into the charger controller was close to the nominal battery voltage inRead More

SolarEdge files three patent infringement lawsuits against Huawei in China

SolarEdge files three patent infringement lawsuits against Huawei in China

October 7, 2019 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge Technologies has filed three lawsuits for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity. SolarEdge is evaluating filing additional actions to protect its patents. The lawsuits, filed in the Regional Courts of Jinan and Shenzhen in China, cite unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited byRead More

ABB throws its hat in the energy storage ring, teaming with Humless’ Universal Energy Management system

ABB throws its hat in the energy storage ring, teaming with Humless’ Universal Energy Management system

September 30, 2019 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

ABB launched its Universal 10/4 Residential Storage System at SPI, which is powered by Humless’ groundbreaking 48V Universal Energy Management (UEM) and ABB’s UNO-DM-TL-PLUS line of residential inverters. ABB is billing this as an all-in-one ESS that intelligently manages the flow of electricity from any source for any use. ItRead More

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This Sol-Ark, SimpliPhi Power collaboration is a sneaky great solar + storage partnership

September 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  SimpliPhi Power is collaborating with Sol-Ark (one of the best, up-and-coming solar + storage inverters on the market) on the latest evolution of its AccESS energy storage and management system. Combining SimpliPhi’s highly efficient energy storage with the Sol-Ark DC transformerless hybrid inverter creates operational efficiencies in size, weight,Read More

SolarEdge SPI updates: A slick 120-kW inverter design, an upgrade to its residential storage solution StorEdge

SolarEdge SPI updates: A slick 120-kW inverter design, an upgrade to its residential storage solution StorEdge

September 23, 2019 at 6:36 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge Technologies is extending its commercial offering to improve the scalability of DC optimization in large PV installations. The company is also upgrading its residential StorEdge offering to enhance the flexibility and economics of solar storage systems. Yes, at Solar Power International, SolarEdge is previewing a new version of itsRead More

The toll of tariffs: CPS America explains how it has mitigated costs to this point and what comes next for customers

The toll of tariffs: CPS America explains how it has mitigated costs to this point and what comes next for customers

September 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  CPS America sent a letter to its customers this week to update them on the recent tariff increases and actions it has taken to this point (and will need to keep taking) to reduce the burden on its customers. The letter is an inside look at the toll theRead More

Level Up: Fronius shares four inverter trends taking residential solar to the next level

Level Up: Fronius shares four inverter trends taking residential solar to the next level

September 12, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Inverter specialist Fronius has been diligently preparing a suite of new soft- and hardware solutions for residential and commercial solar applications, including an all-new single-phase inverter generation, that they believe will take solar to the “next level.” In this Solar Business Builder white paper, Fronius explains the four attributes thatRead More

Ginlong Solis to debut a new utility-scale solar inverter at SPI 2019

Ginlong Solis to debut a new utility-scale solar inverter at SPI 2019

September 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Ginlong Technologies, a global leader in photovoltaic string inverter manufacturing, expands its Solis portfolio with a new utility-scale solution for the U.S. solar market. The Solis 125-kW 1500V three-phase string inverter will make its debut at the Solar Power International exhibit Sept. 23 through 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah.Read More

APsystems reminds you it has the most powerful solar microinverter on the market at SPI

APsystems reminds you it has the most powerful solar microinverter on the market at SPI

August 29, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Booth 2336 For nearly 10 years, APsystems has been a leader in power conversion products for the global solar PV industry and boasts the world’s best-selling multi-module microinverters. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2010, APsystems has grown to encompass three global business units with offices around the world, serving customersRead More