Optimizers & Inverters

Ten American-Made Solar Prize ideas get $100,000, go to next round

NREL has announced finalists in its first round of seeking new solar technologies that have significant market potential.

Trump tariffs on Mexico could hit SunPower, Enphase

“Another week, another trade crisis.”

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Rapid shutdown gets its first Sunspec certification in Fronius

The Fronius Symo Advanced product line, which had already been NEC 2017 compliant when coupled with a Tigo TS-4, is now also certified for rapid shutdown by the SunSpec Alliance.

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PVEL looks at the risky business of inverters

The testing company’s first inverter scorecard found widespread failures of basic tests in UL- and IEC-tested products.

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A billion-dollar silicon carbide complex is coming to North Carolina

Cree, which pioneered the innovative semiconductor material, is planning to increase silicon carbide production 30x through a massive investment in a fab and materials megafactory in Durham, North Carolina.

Designing for and monetizing curtailed solar power

Research by NREL and First Solar has produced highly accurate, real-time estimates of available aggregate peak power that a curtailed solar power plant can deliver to support the broader needs of the grid.

SolarEdge just keeps growing

The Israeli power electronics maker’s revenues and shipments keep rising as it absorbs more companies, but the pending increase in Section 301 tariffs leaves some clouds in the future.

Trump tariff increase to have limited effect on U.S. solar market

Most large manufacturers supplying the inverter market have diversified production outside of China, but this will affect Huawei and other Chinese inverter makers, as well as U.S. module makers.

A big day for Massachusetts community solar, Generac acquires PIKA Energy: pvMB 4/29/19

Hello and thank you for starting your week with the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out a PacifiCorp report that retiring 4 coal plants could save customers hundreds of millions, Renewable Envoy’s solar art installation, Yaskawa Solectria Solar achieving rapid shutdown and more, so buckle up!

California is learning to trust 100% residential solar power

California utility PG&E has tested levels of residential solar power up to 100% penetration, and how to mitigate the effects of voltage and thermal overload via smart inverters and traditional transformer and circuit upgrades – with smart inverters shown to allow for up to 100% penetrations at cost-effective pricing.

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