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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

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

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

August 31, 2015 at 4:27 pm 2 comments

Bishop O’Dowd High School Oakland, Calif. Completed: Aug. 1, 2015 Size: 50.960 kW Bishop O’Dowd High School has a two-story classroom building facing southeast. The classrooms get very hot during the day when classes are in session. They want to reduce the heat to improve the learning experience of theRead More

Next-gen microinverters: Ramping up reliability, power, storage options

Next-gen microinverters: Ramping up reliability, power, storage options

August 25, 2015 at 9:00 am 3 comments

Don’t let the term microinverter fool you. Sure, they are scaled-down versions of conventional inverters and are usually connected to individual modules rather than a string, but the microinverters of today are capable of adding extra value for the right installation. Value in terms of price can be tricky. TheRead More

Spotlight on: Microinverters

Spotlight on: Microinverters

August 24, 2015 at 9:54 am 4 comments

SMA America’s Sunny Boy system SMA America microinverters have a focus on reliability, monitoring and ease of installation For modular PV systems, SMA America’s new Sunny Boy 240, in combination with the Sunny Multigate, is an ideal solution. As a result of its modular design, systems equipped with the SunnyRead More

Swinerton orders 700-MW supply of inverters from SMA

Swinerton orders 700-MW supply of inverters from SMA

August 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm 1 comment

SMA has been chosen to supply 700 MW of central inverters for seven utility-scale PV plants in California. Swinerton Renewable Energy — a San Diego-based engineering, procurement and construction company — selected the Sunny Central 2200-US, one of SMA’s newest utility-scale solutions, for all of the systems. SMA will deliverRead More