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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

IHS: Microinverter, PV optimizer market shifting more to AC, smart module integrations

IHS: Microinverter, PV optimizer market shifting more to AC, smart module integrations

November 8, 2016 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

The business model of microinverter and power optimizer suppliers is set to shift from standalone units to integrated systems, such as Smart and AC modules, according to new analysis released today by IHS Markit. The annual IHS Technology PV Microinverter and Power Optimizer Report examines market size, pricing and vendorRead More

Alencon Systems debuting new version of its DC-DC optimizer

Alencon Systems debuting new version of its DC-DC optimizer

November 3, 2016 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Alencon Systems LLC will showcase its newest generation of its DC-DC optimizer at the PV Operations & Maintenance USA conference Dec. 6 and 7 in San Francisco. Alencon’s String Power Optimizer, the SPOT, is a powerful and versatile DC-DC optimizer for large commercial and utility scale applications. The latest version ofRead More

SEIA’s selects Alencon Systems for its O&M Working Group

SEIA’s selects Alencon Systems for its O&M Working Group

October 18, 2016 at 7:34 am Comments are Disabled

Alencon Systems LLC been selected to join the recently formed Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Working Group. Alencon’s DC-DC optimizers and monitoring software are aimed at improving existing PV plant performance ratios — the ratio of the electricity generated to the electricity that would have been generated if theRead More

Module-Level Electronics O&M Equation: Looking at the solutions to address MLPE issues

Module-Level Electronics O&M Equation: Looking at the solutions to address MLPE issues

October 17, 2016 at 11:00 am 7 comments

The rapid evolution of module-level electronics has spiked performance, extended reliability and crushed manufacturing prices, but there is still a ways to go before the operation and maintenance of the technology is satisfactory to all the players involved. “When people talk about the business model for solar microinverters or optimizers,Read More

Pika Energy’s PV Link optimizer now meets UL 1741

Pika Energy’s PV Link optimizer now meets UL 1741

October 6, 2016 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Pika Energy’s simplified approach to optimized solar with faster installation times and reduced costs has received ETL Listing to the UL-1741 Standard. The PV Link optimizer (model S2501) allows solar installers to build substrings of two to nine modules connected to each PV Link device, speeding up installations and reducing hardwareRead More

Multiple PV manufacturers integrate new cell-string optimizer technology from Maxim

Multiple PV manufacturers integrate new cell-string optimizer technology from Maxim

September 12, 2016 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

New cell-string optimizer technology from Maxim Integrated Products Inc. allows photovoltaic panels to harvest significantly more energy and simplifies design complexity for solar installation projects. Maxim’s cell-string optimizers are highly integrated DC-DC converters that replace the bypass diode and perform maximum power point tracking (MPPT) deep inside the PV module.Read More

New Alencon website highlights system’s capabilities for improving PV plant performance

New Alencon website highlights system’s capabilities for improving PV plant performance

September 2, 2016 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Alencon Systems LLC has launched a new version of its website that is geared at explaining the unique features of its products. Check it out here. The new website focuses on the range of PV applications for Alencon’s products including both new PV plants as well as upgrades to existingRead More

GreatWall Energy adds ‘Ampt Mode’ to line of inverters for string optimization

GreatWall Energy adds ‘Ampt Mode’ to line of inverters for string optimization

May 11, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

China Electronics GreatWall Energy, one of the world’s largest solar inverter manufacturers, has incorporated an Ampt Mode with its Satcon Equinox 750kW inverters. Using these inverters with Ampt String Optimizers can lower the total system cost while improving lifetime system performance to deliver more value than can be achieved by traditionalRead More

SMA acquires stake in Tigo Energy to boost MLPE offering

SMA acquires stake in Tigo Energy to boost MLPE offering

April 11, 2016 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

Each photovoltaic system is different. This is the reason why different inverter technologies have established themselves over the last few years. More than half of global demand is for large solar projects that are generally equipped with central inverters. On the other hand, medium and small-sized photovoltaic systems usually haveRead More