Enphase sold out into 2019, with improved margins

Enphase’s 3rd quarter results saw revenues at $78 million with an estimated $10 million sales shortfall due to a component shortage, as the company shipped 204 MW of inverters. Future speculation saw an international play on the IQ8, the SunPower partnership, and energy storage driving growth.

Europeans buying colonies back one solar racking company at a time

Esdec has acquired EcoFasten Solar, which it says gives it access to a large ecosystem of installers and distributors. The European racking manufacturer launched its US offensive earlier this year.

Solar powered single-axis trackers and the algorithms that love them

SmarTrack by Array Technologies, looks to optimize solar electricity production using machine learning algorithms in complex terrains.

SMA is Now Shipping TS4-R-F Rapid Shutdown Solution

As the module level rapid shutdown requirements for rooftop solar come into play for 2019, multiple inverter manufacturers are moving forward with solutions.

Floating solar power gets 10 year fixed lease for California municipality

Ciel & Terre has completed its fourth and largest system in the United States for a California municipal waterworks. The project is also one of four floating solar projects, totaling 5.3 MW, to be completed in the nation this summer.

25% tariffs on Chinese inverters to start on January 1

The final order from the U.S. Trade Representative includes an interim tariff rate of 10% set to start on September 24.

Flex to manufacture Enphase products in Mexico

The microinverter maker is shifting production to Mexico to avoid the pending Section 301 tariffs on inverters and other products from China.

RBI Solar integrates, literally and figuratively, SolarBOS

Gibraltar Industries, owner of solar racking company RBI Solar, of Cincinnati, OH has acquired balance of system designer SolarBOS, of California.

Report shows Tesla’s battery gigafactory booming

The report found over 3,200 employees working at the factory at the end of 2017, and $3.7 billion in invested in the plant.

Battery materials market to grow 9% through 2022

A report by Technavio suggests the global market for battery materials could grow 9% annually for the next four years. Analysts point to the increasing installation of storage systems with PV as a key driver. pv magazine has covered previous reports predicting significant growth in PV and storage systems.

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