Optimizers & Inverters

Vertically integrated advanced energy manufacturing from SolarEdge

pv magazine USA sat down with VP of Marketing & Product Strategy Lior Handelsman at Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City to get the full scope of what SolarEdge is up to.

Former EPA officials call for halt on NC gas extensions, SEIA adds Kentucky affiliate: pvMB 10/9/19

Hello and welcome to the last morning brief of your workweek. After tomorrow, it’s the weekend, you can do it! Today, we have SunPower giving away a free solar system, Sungrow supplying inverters and energy storage for SMART, Energy Toolbase integrating with Chint Power and more!

7X Energy preps for ITC end-of-days with massive inverter buy

The company has purchased enough inverters to ensure that more than 2 GW of projects will qualify for the full 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit, becoming at least the second company to make such a move in this week alone.

Huawei faces three more Solaredge lawsuits

Inverter manufacturer Solaredge has filed three additional patent infringement lawsuits against its competitor, Huawei, in China. This comes after three similar legal actions against Huawei that had been undertaken by Solaredge in Germany last summer. While Huawei has decided not to comment on the matter, the Chinese manufacturer revealed that it had filed three patent litigation claims against Solaredge at a Chinese court this May.

SPI Day 3: solar tools, solar modules, electrical panel upgrades, future inverters, more!

Nineteen thousand people walked the floor at the United States’ largest *energy conference* – not just solar power conference – and it is a bit sad to end, but the education, handshakes, and hardware were great.

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SPI day 2: Virtual reality, energy storage, big machines, ping pong & more!

Walking the floor at Solar Power International means swimming in new hardware, smart company representatives, and new ideas. Here are a few.

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Hardware: Q Cell and Solaria all black, Sunfolding’s summer body, NY sheep services, more!

Hardware, get your fresh hardware! SunPower is releasing energy storage, solar module pricing looks flat, and make sure to shake pv magazine hands as we walk the floor at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City next week!

How solar power operations and maintenance costs fell 50%

Robb Wilson of sPower has seen the field evolve along with technology, and shared some of the institutional knowledge he has gained over the years.

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Hardware brief: Sonnen gets smarter, tariffs biting harder, Vikram Solar’s new modules, more!

Only a couple of weeks until Solar Power International when we get to see the hardware in person – but for now, you get us! Kern Solar Structures galvanizes their steel well, a delta between 275 and 310 watt modules, and Solis is launching a utility scale inverter in the USA.

Radio killed the solar power operations and maintenance contract

Enel’s vision of future inverters include individual sub component health monitoring, while Southern Power spoke of paying closer attention to onsite transformers while presenting at O&M conference PV Operations Dallas 2019.

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