Mitsubishi Electric could become the first Japanese PV inverter supplier to enter the large-scale solar systems market in U.S. Mitsubishi said that it would launch a new 100kW and 250kW central inverters in the U.S. in October 2010. The Japanese manufacturer of PV modules and inverters expects to grow its market penetration with a combined product approach, claiming easier procurement, installation and maintenance.
The new inverters will be manufactured at Mitsubishi Electric’s Nagasaki Works in Japan, and based on new technology that was said to give a conversion efficiency rate of 97.5%, the highest rate in 100kW-480V PV inverters at a load of 75%.
The company will also expand its PV system maintenance capabilities by assigning designated staff to the Photovoltaic Division of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA. The inverters will also be marketed in Japan.