Post Tagged with: "SolarEdge"

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 Series 100 and 200 receive updated UL listing

SnapNrack Series 100 and 200 receive updated UL listing

March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  Certification is hugely important for all PV system components as the industry moves into the mainstream. SnapNrack’s 100 and 200 Systems received an updated UL 2703 listing that will further enhance the huge benefit that users of SnapNrack products have been receiving. All items in the SnapNrack price listRead 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

SolarEdge launches commercial inverter solution in Japan

SolarEdge launches commercial inverter solution in Japan

March 2, 2016 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, is expanding its offering by launching its commercial inverter solution in Japan. The SolarEdge commercial solution consist of small and light-weight three-phase commercial inverters, sized 24.75-kW and 33.3-kW for both low- and medium-voltage connection, P600Read More

WATCH: PCI Solar constructs carport in Woodland, Calif.

WATCH: PCI Solar constructs carport in Woodland, Calif.

February 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

PCI Solar completed a solar carport array for the City of Woodland, Calif. The solar project, part of a 2.5-MW portfolio that PCI Solar is building for Woodland, was part of an RFP hosted by Terra Verde Renewable Partners. The system will help power the City of Woodland’s police headquarters. TheRead 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

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

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