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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

Solar project logistics: Calculating the value of an efficient supply chain

Solar project logistics: Calculating the value of an efficient supply chain

June 13, 2018 at 7:00 am 3 comments

What is a supply chain? It is the flow of all components that go into a given product, and then the flow of that product from its manufacturing origin to its end destination. In a global economy (yes, there still is one, despite Trump’s best efforts) the path from cradleRead More

Power factor boost: Make sure to maximize revenue in design, data monitoring

Power factor boost: Make sure to maximize revenue in design, data monitoring

June 12, 2018 at 7:05 am Comments are Disabled

Remember the Seinfeld episode where the rental car company took Jerry’s reservation, but still didn’t have a car for him? “You know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to hold the reservation. And that’s really the most important part: the holding. Anybody can just take them.” That’sRead More

Utility-scale solar string design webinar: Distributed vs. centralized strategies

Utility-scale solar string design webinar: Distributed vs. centralized strategies

June 11, 2018 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

When designing a large site one consideration is string or central inverters? Both have well defined benefits. Historically, the large utility-scale sites have mainly relied upon central inverters. Now a third option, the Virtual Central, is paving the way for string inverters into this space. Higher powered string inverters, longerRead More

How to maximize large-scale PV site value with string design

How to maximize large-scale PV site value with string design

June 8, 2018 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

Service models and technology at the string inverter level are vastly improved from where they were a few years ago. Earlier this week we looked at the value of choosing string inverters over central inverters for projects upward of 20 MW, thanks to 1,500-volt architecture, and then the nuances ofRead More

Saving costs with large-scale string inverter design, part 2

Saving costs with large-scale string inverter design, part 2

June 6, 2018 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

During this first week of Attack the Tariff, we are looking at all of the efficiencies to be gained and costs to be saved through large-scale string inverter design. In part 1, we looked at the main economic argument for deploying string inverters in large-scale PV projects. Basically, now thatRead More

Saving costs with large-scale string inverter design, part 1

Saving costs with large-scale string inverter design, part 1

June 5, 2018 at 7:30 am Comments are Disabled

String inverters are now a staple of the commercial and industrial and small utility-scale segments, which was solely the domain of central inverters once upon a time. The trend started about six years ago when string inverters souped-up to 1,000 volts and developers and EPCs saw the value in chasingRead More

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Inverter experts explain how to best calculate levelized cost of energy

March 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) is one of the most important metrics used for judging the value of a PV system. It is also less easily understood and seemingly open to interpretation. How am I really calculating this figure? What is sitting outside this calculation? Ask five inverter companies, andRead More