Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co exported a total of 9GW of PV inverters to overseas markets in 2019, an 87.5% increase year-on-year, due to the significant decline in solar installations caused by policy changes in the Chinese domestic market stretching back to May 2018.
In filings with Nevada's Public Utilities Commission, the utility has outlined plans to power an under-construction Google data centre with solar backed by energy storage, in a deal that has the potential to break the corporate PV/battery record.
India's largest solar panel manufacturer, Waaree Energies said it was closing in on achieving cumulative solar module shipments of 2.5GW as its recent capacity expansions took nameplate production to 1.5GW.
Major PV inverter manufacturer, SolarEdge Technologies has been forced to accelerate expedited shipping via air freight, despite a 25% increase in manufacturing capacity as the company continues to set quarter sales records.
This article introduces a new methodology that allows leading PV module producers to be categorised by manufacturing and financial strength metrics, ultimately providing an investor-risk (or bankability) profile for non-residential end-market selection.
Q CELLS has expanded its direct marketing of solar power to business customers in Germany, with PV plants of 100kWp, upwards. Showcased at Intersolar Europe 2019, Q CELLS is offering turn-key solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in Germany.
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) has released the results of the very first independent reliability testing of PV inverters, which included thirty-five different inverter models, including microinverters and power optimisers, produced by 12 different inverter manufacturers.
US-headquartered high-efficiency solar panel manufacturer SunPower Corp recently held its ‘Capital Markets Day’ event that indicated a slow turnaround in its business fortunes would be a key development in 2019.
A key challenge for a company that has undergone several major restructurings in recent years has been the lack of profitability.
Hoymiles is unveiling its 4-in-1 microinverter, the HM-1200, which is the first designed with reactive power control for 4 solar panels. It still offers the same features as Hoymiles former released MI-1200, with wide DC input operating voltage range (16-60V) & low start-up voltage (22V only).