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Optimizers & Inverters

Sunrise brief: Seattle arena switches on its rooftop solar array

Also on the rise: SEIA fires back at A-SMACC’s antidumping tariff request, and Enphase launches a microinverter line for microgrids.

Sunrise brief: Hawaii’s approach to smart inverters offers a model to follow

Also on the rise: Facebook signs a PPA for 160 MW in Virginia, and the solar sector provided jobs to 231,000 in the U.S. in 2020.

States choosing smart inverter settings could follow Hawaii’s lead

States don’t need to reinvent the wheel when evaluating smart inverter requirements, said a Sunrun policy director, noting that delays in setting requirements could lead to “wasted infrastructure.”

In California and Hawaii, the benefits of smart inverters are just beginning

Smart inverters have opened up opportunities for people with smart inverters to be paid for providing stored energy on demand and other grid services.


Competition is the sunshine that solar (and storage) need

For the residential solar industry in the U.S. to grow, the field of technological innovation and solution diversity must grow beyond the current market share.

Odessa Disturbance highlights troubling gaps in solar reliability

A root cause report on a West Texas power disturbance found that, in many cases, the solar industry “is not proactively identifying abnormal performance issues” related to inverter-based resources.


Residential rooftop solar 101: From azimuth to zoning

Join the solar revolution, but do so with the most current insight on equipment, cost, and system design. Bookmark this page and refer to it often as your project moves forward.

Ingeteam supplies inverters for 350 MW of solar projects

The company supplied its power station, which integrates a 3.28 MW solar PV inverter, a pad mounted medium voltage transformer, an auxiliary services transformer and a low voltage panel.

Relectrify closes multi-million dollar round of funding

The company will use the funds to expand its team, as it looks to show off the innovation of its cell-level battery management system and inverter technology.

Sunrise brief: The path steepens to 80% renewables by 2030

Also on the rise: Sandia develops a grid-scale battery storage technology, NREL researchers write code to make legacy inverters smarter, and take a moment to admire these solar panels.

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