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SPI Preview: Check out these five inverters on the show floor

SPI Preview: Check out these five inverters on the show floor

September 12, 2016 at 8:00 am 6 comments

APsystems’ YC500i offers trunk cable, integrated ground The new YC500i with EnergyMax is APsystems’ newest microinverter, offering 548-W peak output on an advanced, proven dual-module platform. The YC500i offers trunk cable connectivity with internal ground for installers and jurisdictions that prefer trunk-based system designs. It complements the company’s flagship YC500Read More

SMA’s Sunny Boy passes UL 1741 SA testing to meet needs in Arizona, California

SMA’s Sunny Boy passes UL 1741 SA testing to meet needs in Arizona, California

August 19, 2016 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA says it is the first inverter manufacturer to complete functional and safety testing with UL according to the UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) draft standard, which identifies inverter functions required for optimal grid stability. To achieve that, SMA enhanced the smart-inverter capabilities of its Sunny Boy TL-US series ofRead More

Four new SMA inverter models include ‘Secure Power Supply’ feature

Four new SMA inverter models include ‘Secure Power Supply’ feature

August 12, 2016 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

SMA has added four new models to its redesigned Sunny Boy inverter line with Secure Power Supply, expanding its portfolio of residential inverter solutions. The UL-listed Sunny Boy 3.0-US, 3.8-US, 7.0-US and 7.7-US join the 5.0-US and 6.0-US in the newest Sunny Boy lineup providing integrators greater design and installationRead More

SMA debuts residential rapid shutdown system to use with Sunny Boy

SMA debuts residential rapid shutdown system to use with Sunny Boy

April 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA’s much-anticipated Rapid Shutdown System is now available for immediate shipping to the North American residential PV market. Engineered for use with SMA’s Sunny Boy inverter line with Secure Power Supply—including the new 5.0-US and 6.0-US models—this simple, reliable and cost-effective solution achieves all requirements for 2014 NEC 690.12 rapidRead More

SMA redesigns commercial inverter racking solution

SMA redesigns commercial inverter racking solution

April 14, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

SMA has released the second generation of its ReadyRack all-in-one inverter, rack and disconnect solution for commercial rooftop PV. Specifically designed for the world’s top-selling three-phase inverter, the Sunny Tripower TL-US, the new ReadyRack allows for simpler, faster system installation while offering leading durability and code compliance right out ofRead 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

What you need to know about 1500-volt inverters

What you need to know about 1500-volt inverters

February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Seems like just yesterday that large-scale PV systems moved to 1,000 Vdc in the United States, but another sea change to the 1,500-volt system is imminent. The analysts at GTM Research believe the transition will begin in earnest this year, and so do many of the inverter manufacturers we surveyedRead More

LCOE Heroes: How inverters drive down PV levelized cost of energy

LCOE Heroes: How inverters drive down PV levelized cost of energy

February 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm 3 comments

Efficiency is a ubiquitous term in the solar industry and an important one — better efficiency means more power, which is what the world needs. But the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) is a truer measure of project value, and there are a variety of ways manufacturers up and downRead More

How inverters are changing PV systems with bundled services

How inverters are changing PV systems with bundled services

January 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm 4 comments

There’s that joke about smartphones that’s kind of a cliché now: Why are they called “phones” still? The phone part is like 1 percent of its usefulness. Inverters are kind of trending in that direction, too. Defining an inverter as merely a device that converts direct current from a solarRead More

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Ground-mounted

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Ground-mounted

August 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm 2 comments

Charlton Solar Charlton, Mass. Completed: Dec. 31, 2014 Size: 4.4-MW DC Constrained by population densities and interconnection capacity, most optimal solar sites in the Northeast have already been developed, leaving more challenging landscapes necessitating site-specific designs. The 4.4-MW Charlton Solar plant in Massachusetts, one of two “managed growth” projects builtRead More