Balance of Systems

Axsus Solar launches first tracker

Canadian start-up Axsus has launched its first tracker, which reduces metal content by 25%.

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Solar Power International begins with a bang

With a monster hurricane in Florida and a trade case looming over the solar industry, there’s never been a more interesting time to be in solar

Enphase appoints new president/CEO from Cypress Semiconductor

The company has replaced CEO Paul Nahi, who abruptly stepped down a month ago, with an executive from the semiconductor industry

Letter beseeches the U.S. ITC: Please don’t destroy our businesses

The mounting segment of the solar industry united as one to request the dismissing of Suniva/SolarWorld’s Section 201 trade case, citing the potential for damage to their businesses if the U.S. market shrinks.

String to inverter: BoS component failures

Electrical Balance Of System (BOS) components can be key failure points in PV installations, and the further up the chain the component, the greater potential effect on power production.

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SMA’s results affected by price declines

The German inverter manufacturer reports that shipments remained stable in the first half of this year, while revenues were down year-over-year. The company has raised its outlook for 2017.

Is the standalone residential solar inverter obsolete?

In this guest post for pv magazine USA, Enphase co-Founder and VP of Products and Strategic Initiatives Raghu Belur looks at the future of residential solar inverters versus AC modules, drawing parallels from the personal computing industry.

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SMA raises 2017 guidance

The leading inverter maker has increased its earnings forecast for the year to $1.06 – $1.12 billion as orders swell.

Enphase threatened with de-listing due to low stock price

The warning from NASDAQ follows financial difficulties at the microinverter pioneer

Shoals Technologies earns investment from Oaktree Capital

The company announced an investment partnership with the Power Opportunities Group of Oaktree Capital Management that will help the company expand its international business on its current portfolio in addition to joining the energy-storage market.

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