Solar Inverters News
SMA releases upgraded, SunSpec-compliant Sunny Boy-US inverters
SMA has unveiled a new and improved version of its Sunny Boy-US line of inverters, part of the company’s Power+ residential solar offering. The new Sunny Boy will offer the latest technology and include enhanced safety features to comply with current industry regulations.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Inverters, Germany, Inverters, Europe, SMA, Sunny Boy-US, Nick Morbach
SMA reports losses for first half of 2019
For the second half of the year, the German inverter producer expects a significant increase in revenues and earnings, mainly due to high order intake. It also confirmed its forecast for the full fiscal year, despite declining sales and sales in the first six months of 2019.
Aug 9, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Germany, inverter, SMA Solar Technology AG, rooftop PV, ürgen Reinert
New alliance to expand floating PV in Southeast Asia
Pestech, a Malaysia-based electrical power technology company, has entered into a partnership with Chinese inverter maker Sungrow to jointly develop new floating solar solutions.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Floating PV, Malaysia, Sungrow, floating PV, inverter, Pestech
Wood Mackenzie expects more consolidation in inverter business
The research firm says the value of the global inverter market will continue to decline until 2024, even though shipments will likely increase. China’s recent policy changes have increased pressure on prices, which will contribute to greater consolidation in the sector.
Aug 8, 2019 // Inverters, ABB, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, Sungrow, China, Inverters, Huawei, SMA, Schneider Electric
Indian government invites solar research proposals
The MNRE has invited proposals for high-efficiency perovskite solar cells, solar panel recycling, hybrid inverters and new applications that combine solar and storage, among others.
Aug 7, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Inverters, storage, India, solar cells, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, solar panel, recycling
SolarEdge forced to increase expedited shipping through Q2 2020 on sustained demand growth momentum
Major PV inverter manufacturer, SolarEdge Technologies has been forced to accelerate expedited shipping via air freight, despite a 25% increase in manufacturing capacity as the company continues to set quarter sales records.
Aug 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Inverters, USA, Europe, solar-plus-storage, solaredge technologies, residential, commercial, industrial, power opitmisers, inverter
SolarEdge posts strong revenue increase, slight drop in net profit
The Israeli inverter manufacturer saw its net profit decline 4% year-on-year to $33.1 million in the second quarter, despite shipping 1.3 GW and seeing a 43% increase in turnover. Gross margins were affected by the increase in U.S. tariffs on China made products.
Aug 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, USA, Inverters, Asia, SolarEdge, Israel, Gamatronic, Kokam, SMRE, North America
CleanPeak expands solar mall portfolio in Australia with ReNu acquisition
ReNu Energy signed an agreement last week for the sale of its Australian solar assets to CleanPeak Energy, a commercial rooftop solar startup.
Aug 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Rooftop PV, Australia, rooftop, solar pv, ReNu, CleanPeak, SCA, Craig Ricato
Enphase Energy microinverter shipments in Q2 surpass 1.2 million
Leading microinverter supplier, Enphase Energy shipped over 1.2 million units in the second quarter of 2019, with its latest IQ 7 model accounting for around 98% of shipment total.
Aug 2, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, USA, SunPower, Australia, Enphase Energy, microinverters, rooftop, Inverters, Oceania, North America
SMA America expands and updates inverter service center in California
SMA America has unveiled multiple updates to its service center that were designed to facilitate even more efficient technical support. Key expansions include a new, larger central and string inverter laboratory. The service center also features a rooftop PV system that functions as a real-world lab while offsetting energy costs. The new features will improve the ability to simulate issues, troubleshoot calls and provide service training for customers.
Jul 12, 2019 // Inverters, Rooftop PV, California, USA, ABB, Brad Dore, SMA OPTIM, inverter business, SMA America, North America