Enphase Energy sets Q3 financials alight but international markets turn off

Leading microinverter supplier, Enphase Energy continued its turnaround with a significant spike in third quarter revenue and shipments as supply issues were reduced, yet the company lost sales in key international markets such as Europe and Asia that are expected to continue through the end of the year.

So which solar company in 2018 impressed the most?

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.

Sungrow’s sales show ‘solarcoaster’ ride against rivals

Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co, recently reported a relatively strong rebound in revenue (up 10%) in the first half of 2018 but on a quarterly basis the second quarter sales increased 29% from the previous quarter, indicating that greater dependence on China and the utility-scale market with central inverters, creates a ‘solarcoaster’ ride.

Solaria launches AC solar module using Enphase IQ 7+ microinverter

Enphase Energy and Solaria Corporation have announced the introduction of an AC solar module, the Solaria ‘PowerXT’-AC. The AC module features the Enphase IQ 7+ Microinverter and delivers high performance and aesthetics through Solaria’s proprietary module technology.