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The TA Acacia Project, a 28.4MWdc plant in Lancaster, California developed by Canadian Solar was supplied with SG800MX PV inverters from Sungrow USA Corp, the US subsidiary of China’s largest PV inverter company, Sungrow Power Supply Co.
In the latest ‘PV Inverter Market Tracker’ report from market research firm, IHS the global PV inverter market continues to remain highly dynamic and regional players in booming markets making the most gains.
The impact of SolarMax parent company Sputnik Engineering’s insolvency has spread up the supply chain with German firm InTiCa facing a €2.5 million (US$3.1 million) hole in its 2014 figures.
Shares in German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar fell 17.9% this morning on the back of news the company is slashing its 2014 sales and revenue forecasts and laying off more staff.
Hanwha Q CELLS has launched a 100kWp ‘all-in-one’ PV system kit in France, with one of the company’s sales managers for the region stating that Q CELLS expects next year to be a “promising” one in the French market.
Sputnik Engineering, the parent company of Swiss inverter manufacturer Solarmax, will file for insolvency this week PV Tech has learned.
Germany’s SMA Solar claims to have become the first inverter supplier to be accredited under Chile’s new net metering programme.
The German solar industry association, BSW Solar, has created an extensive report on safety for lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems for home use, and plans to publish an English language version next week.
Yingli Green will supply panels to the world’s largest floating PV plant, a 7.5MW power station in Japan, according to the Japanese company behind the project.
Global module manufacturer, SolarWorld, and micro inverter manufacturer, Enphase Energy have formed a partnership.
The closure of two Bosch Power Tec production facilities for inverters and storage will not affect planned product launches, a spokesman for Bosch has said.
Bolivia’s first megawatt-scale PV plant has been supplied with Yingli Green solar panels, the Chinese manufacturer has announced.
Major PV energy provider, SunPower, is to acquire SolarBridge Technologies, a US-based small-cap microinverter firm for an undisclosed sum.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology, said it experienced strong demand in the third quarter and that its high order book for the fourth quarter suggests a stronger second-half performance.
In December, PV module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS will join other big names in solar by launching an integrated energy storage product to the German residential market, in partnership with Samsung SDI.