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SolarEdge, one of only two companies at present to produce Tesla Powerwall-compatible inverters, will launch its expanded range of residential and commercial solutions at Intersolar Europe next month.
Array Technologies has remained top of the IHS tracker rankings in 2014 with First Solar moving from eighth to third.
One analyst has predicted that 12,500 residential PV storage systems could be installed in Germany in 2015, more than the total number of systems installed with support from a government scheme in its first two years.
PV tracker systems supplier Exosun is to supply its Exotrack HZ horizontal single-axis solar tracker to a pilot project in the North Mexican state of Sonora, its first penetration of the the Mexican market.
It appears a buyer has been found for Swiss inverter manufacturer SolarMax, which was declared insolvent at the end of last year, with the company set to relaunch in June.
More details have emerged on inverters for Tesla’s new home battery system, to be made by Fronius and SolarEdge, while the EV-maker’s energy storage will be installed at demonstration and commercial projects for US utility Edison International.
PV tracker developer NEXTracker has completed a 70MW shipment of single-axis PV trackers to Australia’s largest solar tracking installation.
Investment from Credit Suisse into SolarCity will lead to US$1 billion worth of commercial solar installations, with energy storage expected to be an integral part of the offering.
Solar developer groSolar has chosen PV tracker maker NEXTracker for a 105MW supply agreement over three years.
Sonnenbatterie, considered to be one of the market leaders in Germany’s emerging solar-plus-storage sector, claims the new version of its Sonnenbatterie Eco battery storage system has more than double the potential lifespan of previous models.
Enphase has formed a partnership to supply its microinverters to PetersenDean, a prominent US solar installer and roofing company which recently pledged to only use American-made products in its PV projects.
PV module tracker firm NEXTracker said it had completed the commissioning of its tracker systems for SunEdison’s 69.5MW Javiera project in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
One of Japan’s largest trading companies, Marubeni, which is already involved in both upstream and downstream sectors of PV industry, has entered the domestic market for residential solar.
PV project developer Solar Power Inc (SPI) will enter another new regional market, acquiring an 80% stake in a wholesale distribution business in Australia.
NEXTracker, a US firm specialising in horizontal tracking systems for PV power plants, will supply single axis trackers to a 16MW project in Chihuahua, Mexico.