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German inverter manufacturer Platinum has filed for insolvency, in a further sign of consolidation in the market.
Germany-based module manufacturer, asola, has signed a number of building integrated photovoltiacs (BIPV) orders.
US-based microinverter firm, SolarBridge Technologies, has secured US$42 million in a new funding round led by Constellation Technology Ventures.
The company showcased a selection of its products at the Ecobuild show in London this week, including a battery-based energy storage system for use in combination with PV.
Inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology is now offering a battery backup function for some of its inverters.
Microinverters and DC optimisers are among the most disruptive technologies in the PV sector but will be crucial to the integration of renewables, according to a report by Navigant Research.
Germany-based SMA Solar is to acquire Danfoss’ solar inverter business.
Major PV inverter firm, Sungrow Power Supply has teamed with SUMEC New Energy Development Co on distributed PV projects in China totalling 68MW.
Leading microinverter firm, Enphase Energy, has produced a string of records in reporting fourth quarter 2013 and full-year results.
Major China-based PV inverter manufacturer, Sungrow Power Supply has signed a ‘strategic cooperation framework agreement’ with Huaneng New Energy a state-owned energy developer to construct more than 300MW of PV projects through 2015.
Inverter manufacturer, SolarMax, has installed 388 of its string inverters at the 6MW Neuenbrook solar park in Germany.
Advanced Energy Industries (AE) has said it has begun shipping its new flagship ‘AE 1000NX’ 1MW-sized according to its backlog pipeline to PV projects.
A new R&D project in Germany has been formed to make breakthroughs in new innovative PV inverter concepts that will focus on cooling and packaging advancements to improve conversion efficiency, cost and service life, which are key BOS costs to PV systems.
ABB Group member, Power-One said that after sales technical support for its installed base of PV inverters in Greece would be outsourced to Athens-based, Survey Digital.
A new category for Electrical Energy Storage systems has been added to the Intersolar Awards, with the prize given at Intersolar Europe in Munich on 4 June.