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Optimizers & Inverters

Sunrise brief: Sandia turns to solar to power the Moon

Also on the rise: LG new battery storage solution. New Belgium brewing beer with the sun. What you need to know about solar and affordable housing. Is solar worth it–compared to paying the utility? Part II of an American at Intersolar. And more.

Power Electronic Grid Interface streamlines the transition to a more modern grid

The PEGI platform, under development at NREL, shows promise for controlling and deploying upcoming power electronic devices on the grid of the future by submitting new concepts and technologies to the rigor of real-world operations.


Sunrise brief: Finance experts discuss growing opportunities for installing storage projects and what will make them more financeable

Also on the rise: Solar growth occurred despite more than a year of price increases. Interconnection delays and costs plague utility-scale developers. Affordable hydrogen-based system for seasonal energy storage could be achieved at a hydrogen price lower than $3. California PUC raises renewable energy target. Impending 3G shutdown may affect inverters: there’s an app for that.

Sunrise brief: Thousands of Californians protest NEM 3.0 in solar jobs rally

Also on the rise: Solar Games kicks off at Intersolar. Cornell researchers uncover New Yorkers’ preferences for solar locations. Enphase sees spike in microinverters plus storage in Colorado. NextEra adds 100 MW battery to SRP Arizona project. TerraSmart experts talk ground screw vs. piles for utility and C&I projects. Andy Sendy of SolarReviews offers an alternative to NEM 3.0.

Enphase Energy sees a bright energy storage market in Colorado

Enphase installers are seeing a spike in deployments of its microinverters plus batteries in Colorado, a state with plenty of sunshine mixed with extreme weather events.

Yaskawa Solectria Solar unveils string inverter series for utility scale projects

The US manufacturer said the device has an efficiency of 99.0% and a California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency of 98.5%. It has a size of 750x1125x390 mm and weighs in at 131.5 kg.

Sunrise brief: Goldman Sachs invests $250 million in Hydrostor

Also on the rise: Nearly half of all new capacity added to the grid will come from solar. Washington community solar bill garners support. Optimizer manufacturer Alencon expands manufacturing and R&D facilities outside of Philadelphia. GoodWe rebranding reflects the ‘smarts’ in its inverters and storage technology. Three California community choice jointly issued an RFP.

GoodWe rebrands as a ‘Smart Energy Innovator’

GoodWe’s new logo and slogan are intended to reflect the company’s increased commitment to harnessing smart technology.

Enphase Energy starts shipping IQ8 microinverters in North America

The IQ8 is said to be the most powerful PV microinverter developed by Enphase Energy and is capable of forming a microgrid during a power outage. 

You read, we listened: Most-read pv magazine USA articles of 2021

The top five articles of 2021 show that pv magazine readers really pay attention when innovative new technologies show great potential, are concerned about the lifetime of components in a solar installation, and are tracking the electric vehicle revolution.

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