Post Tagged with: "optimizers"

Ampt string optimizers added to PVsyst software update

Ampt string optimizers added to PVsyst software update

April 8, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Site planning is key to matching the perfect PV system architecture to the right jobsite, and software plays a big role in this. PVsyst is updating its latest software, PVsyst 6.43, to include Ampt’s DC String Optimizers, allowing users to model the performance benefits of said optimizers in large-scale PV systems. PVsyst’s softwareRead More

Details on the Pika Energy Island system now available for solar-plus-storage projects

Details on the Pika Energy Island system now available for solar-plus-storage projects

April 7, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

It is now the second quarter of 2016, which means that Pika Energy Inc. will begin shipping its new Pika Energy Island systems. “The availability of our newest bi-directional inverter comes at a critical time in the solar PV and distributed energy industry,” said Pika Energy President Ben Polito. “Solar-plus-storage isRead More

String optimizers, like this one from Ampt, put voltage and current limits on each string to achieve 100 percent longer strings without exceeding 1,000 volts.

How optimizers bridge the gap to 1,500-volt PV systems

March 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm 3 comments

The need to lower PV system costs is driving large-scale solar developers to consider changing from 1,000- to 1,500-volt DC systems. The United States PV market was able to lower the cost of PV systems by increasing the maximum system voltage from 600 to 1,000 volts a few years ago.Read More

SnapNrack launches MLPE rail attachment kit (for Enphase, SolarEdge)

SnapNrack launches MLPE rail attachment kit (for Enphase, SolarEdge)

March 4, 2016 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

SnapNrack, a manufacturer of solar panel mounting solutions, just debuted a joint UL 2703 listing with Enphase microinverters and SolarEdge optimizers. Under SnapNrack’s UL 2703 listing and with the launch of its MLPE Rail Attachment Kit, installers are no longer required to bond optimizers with ground lugs and bare copper,Read More

Win $10,000 in celebration of SolarEdge’s 10 millionth power optimizer

Win $10,000 in celebration of SolarEdge’s 10 millionth power optimizer

February 9, 2016 at 11:00 am 1 comment

SolarEdge Technologies, a global player PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, has shipped its 10 millionth power optimizer and wants to celebrate. “We founded the company with a vision that every solar panel would have smart electronics, and we are on our way to fulfilling this,” stated Guy Sella,Read More

SolarEdge achieves record revenue in second fiscal quarter

SolarEdge achieves record revenue in second fiscal quarter

February 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge Technologies announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2015. Fiscal Second Quarter 2016 Highlights • Record revenue of $124.8 million, up 8.5 percent from last quarter and 70.3 percent year-over-year • GAAP gross margin of 30.9 percent • GAAP net income of $24.1 million • Non-GAAP net income ofRead More

Power optimizers v. microinverters: What’s different about these approaches to PV architecture?

Power optimizers v. microinverters: What’s different about these approaches to PV architecture?

December 7, 2015 at 9:24 am 1 comment

There are three main types of inverter topologies currently used in PV systems: traditional string inverters, microinverters and power optimizers. Since the traditional string inverter topology has a number of significant drawbacks, the industry is moving forward to distributed PV system architecture. The two leading technologies for distributed PV systemRead More