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).
A personal perspective on why a solar company could take on its rivals and thrive in a year full of disruptions to the industry but report record results and revenue growth that is unlikely to be topped by any other PV manufacturer in 2018.
Integrated PV manufacturer REC Group has increased its product warranties across its portfolio of TwinPeak and N-Peak modules from 10 to 20 years as degradation rates have reduced and has started to offer an extra 5-year product warranty for installations carried out by REC-certified Solar Professionals, resulting in a 25-year coverage.
Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co has launched two differentiated high-efficiency N-type mono PV modules. The new products, the JW-HT&HD Series ‘Paving’ module boasts a front power of 430W, efficiency of 20.5%, integrated power of 530W with efficiency of 25.4%, as well as a rear power gain of 30%. The JW-HF Series ultra-light flexible module weighs 3.75kg per sqm, due to the advanced composite encapsulation materials.
US-headquartered high-efficiency solar panel manufacturer SunPower Corp has started changing its long-held strategy of supplying only its in-house produced E Series and X Series panels to residential and C&I (Commerical and Industrial) PV projects in the US.
Just when it looked like the underlining trend for Tesla’s shift away from using third party mainstream solar panel suppliers was set in stone, as manufacturing partner Panasonic started ramping Gigafactory 2 production, the latest data for the third quarter of 2018, goes completely in a different direction.