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Austrian inverter manufacturer Fronius has launched a new string inverter designed specifically for large-scale PV projects.
PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply is to provide a suite of products to PV power plant projects being developed by PV module manufacturer Risen New Energy.
Chinese manufacturer BYD Company is to build a 400MW PV module assembly plant in Brazil at a cost of around US$50 million, adding to its planned electric bus manufacturing facility in the state of São Paulo.
Downstream solar firm Conergy is to purchase inverters from Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow under a newly announced partnership between the two companies.
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.
German manufacturer SolarWorld will launch bifacial modules, a new storage system and a new residential inverter at Intersolar Europe this year.
China-based inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply has continued its recent trend of positive sales in overseas markets in the first quarter of 2015.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology posted strong first quarter 2015 earnings, driven by large-scale PV power plant business in North America and the UK.
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.
Israeli micro-inverter manufacturer SolarEdge has reported revenue of US$86.4 million in its fiscal third quarter financial results, a 182.7% rise from US$13.6 million in the same quarter last year.
Leading PV microinverter producer Enphase Energy met the mid-range of sales and shipment guidance on the seasonally weak first quarter.
According to market research firm IHS, SMA Solar Technology has lost market share in the PV inverter space for five consecutive years as the downstream market continues to shift to Asia.
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.
Energy storage market analysts have begun offering their reactions to Tesla’s launch of Tesla Energy, a range of lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems.
Prices for Tesla’s stationary storage systems for homes, businesses and off-grid communities, to be packaged and sold in partnership with SolarCity, will begin at US$3,000, thought to be as little as a third of the price of comparable products previously available on the market.