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Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2019: Faster installs, better serviceability and a focus on storage

Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2019: Faster installs, better serviceability and a focus on storage

March 20, 2019 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

The 2019 solar inverter market is more robust and reliable than ever. From streamlined residential operations to beefed up large-scale string inverters to a cadre of solar+storage options for both on- and off-grid applications, there are products to match any solar PV design need. We reached out to every inverterRead More

Pika Energy is cutting prices on its smart battery products

Pika Energy is cutting prices on its smart battery products

December 10, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Pika Energy, maker of the Pika Energy Island smart solar-plus-storage platform, announced a price cut of $1,000 for its Coral smart battery, effective immediately. The price reduction follows the previous announcement of cost reductions to Pika’s Harbor smart battery line, lowering prices across all of Pika’s smart battery products. PikaRead More

Panasonic now offering beefed up battery for residential solar + storage (17.1 kWh of capacity)

Panasonic now offering beefed up battery for residential solar + storage (17.1 kWh of capacity)

May 24, 2018 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America sent word of a significant upgrade to the Harbor Smart Battery portfolio with the Harbor Plus Smart Battery, which now clocks in as the solar industry’s most powerful and efficient smart battery with 17.1 kilowatt hours (kWh) of capacity and real power output of upRead More

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

September 18, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Pika Energy Inc.’s Harbor Smart Battery product line, which sold out during its beta production run, now features expanded energy storage capacities and reduced pricing, the U.S.-based manufacturer announced at Solar Power International. The Harbor Smart Battery, co-developed with Panasonic, is now available in two configurations: Harbor Plus, with 15.9 kWh ofRead More

The Ultimate SPI Showcase: Here’s what to see at Solar Power International 2017

The Ultimate SPI Showcase: Here’s what to see at Solar Power International 2017

September 1, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Big leap for microinverters APsystems will unveil the YC600, a dual-module, smart grid and Rule 21 compliant microinverter at SPI in Las Vegas. A groundbreaking design in microinverter technology, the YC600 will offer the highest peak output power, faster transmission speed and more modules allowed per string than comparable microinverters.Read More

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

June 26, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

APsystems: True three-phrase microinverters APsystems boasts an industry best-selling 3-phase solar microinverter and the industry’s first true 3-phase (phase-balanced & phase-monitored) unit, the YC1000-3. This model handles 208V or 277Y/480V grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, 95 percent peak efficiency and comes with ZigBee communication and integrated ground. AtRead More

Panasonic, Pika partner on DC-coupled solar smart battery

Panasonic, Pika partner on DC-coupled solar smart battery

June 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and U.S.-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy, Inc. are partnering to offer a DC-coupled solar smart battery with industry-leading performance specifications. The Harbor 10P/15P will begin shipping in late 2017 and is available for pre-order today, the companies announced. The solar-ready Harbor Smart Battery combines Panasonic’s renownedRead More

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

March 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

You don’t need to install a battery (yet) to give solar customers a next-gen solar-plus-storage system. Your customer wants reassurance Solar-plus-storage is finally ready for mainstream adoption, thanks to technology enhancements in DC-coupled inverters and continued cost reductions in smart battery technology. Batteries with grid-tied PV will soon be theRead More

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

March 17, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Electronics manufacturing services provider MC Assembly is working with Maine-based Pika Energy to manufacture components of the company’s solar inverter product lines. Pika Energy selected MC Assembly in 2016, seeking a New England-based manufacturing partner to meet the company’s increasing production needs.   “We looked to MC Assembly when weRead 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