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PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies continued quarterly revenue generation trajectory, despite market dynamics, has result in market share gains and achieving Q3 2018 revenue that is higher than its nearest rival SMA Solar, for the first time.
Major PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies has continued to post record revenue and shipments in the third quarter of 2018, surpassing the 1GW of quarterly inverter shipments milestone for the first time.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, a subsidiary of leading monocrystalline wafer producer LONGi Green Energy Technology Co is to offer its first AC module to the US market in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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.
Leading PV microinverter supplier Enphase Energy reported second quarter 2018 earnings that indicated the path back to sustained profitability was in sight, despite a number of market issues, such as trade barriers and continued electronic component shortages.
US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has announced a definitive agreement for leading microinverter firm, Enphase Energy to acquire SunPower’s microinverter business (formerly SolarBridge Technologies) in a staggered cash and share deal.
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.
Enphase Energy has launched its seventh-generation ‘Enphase IQ’ microinverters for the Enphase Home Energy Solution with ‘IQ’. The ‘Enphase IQ 7 Micro’ and ‘Enphase IQ 7+ Micro’ are designed for worldwide markets and have started shipping to distributors in the United States. Enphase IQ 7 microinverters will continue to be phased into markets around the world through the first half of 2018.