Balance of System

February 17, 2021
Major PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies reported year-on-year revenue growth of just 2.4% in 2020, compared to growth rates of over 50% per annum in recent years.
February 12, 2021
Suntech’s ‘Ultra X’ PV module series adopts large format 210mm monocrystalline wafers and 1/3 cut Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology, which increases the light receiving area by 80.5% compared with products of conventional formats, according to the company.
February 8, 2021
Growatt has launched a powerful 1500V string inverter for large scale solar plants. The MAX 1500V inverter aims to lower LCOE and achieve higher yields for clients.
February 8, 2021
Major inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has reported preliminary full-year 2020 financial results which met the low end of guidance but also reported a slight decline in fourth quarter sales coupled to plummeting gross margins.
January 19, 2021
The introduction of large-format modules promises to pose both benefits and challenges to developers. Christopher West, head of central engineering at Solarcentury, explores the many considerations PV designers must bear in mind now large-area modules are on the market.
December 22, 2020
Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology said it would be supplying around 1.6GW of central inverters to PV power plant projects in Australia in 2020, accounting for a market share of approximately 65 percent of a total of 6.5GW being deployed.
December 18, 2020
The cost of hydrogen produced with green energy could compete with those of fossil fuels by 2030, according to new research.
December 14, 2020
The latest edition of PV Tech Power – PV Tech Power 25 – is now available to download from the PV Tech Store.
December 14, 2020
Solar PV modules based on 210mm cells produce the best levelised cost of energy (LCOE) and deliver improved balance of system (BOS) costs, according to an evaluation conducted by independent advisory DNV GL.
December 9, 2020
Sungrow has launched its latest ST3727KWH(L)-D1250HV+SG3125HV-MV DC-coupling solution for utility-scale PV power plants across Europe that require EES now or in the future. The new unified system offers minimalized system costs compared with AC solutions in certain cases, enhanced energy conversion performance and high levels of reliability and durability, according to the company.

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