SPI 2017: PV inverters getting larger and smarter

The downstream solar PV market continues to evolve and as such so does the inverter. At Solar Power International 2017 in Las Vegas the continued roll-out of new products continues as the markets expand for energy storage and larger capacity commercial and residential rooftop systems.

Huawei: Smart solar can defer costly grid investment

Huawei's Matthias Wagner speaks to PV Tech at Intersolar 2017 about the changing trends in PV, the growing role for data management and the impact this has on the wider grid. In particular, the ability of smart solar to defer costly grid expansion investment.

‘Huawei FusionHome Smart Energy Solution’ is its first residential product offering

Huawei Technologies is launching its first smart inverter solution to the global residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market. The ‘FusionHome Smart Energy Solution’ is designed from the bottom-up to be a ‘one-4-all’ (one inverter SKU for all) residential application scenarios that offers a number of key capabilities for future residential home needs such as power optimization, energy storage and smart home integration in a simplified plug & play configuration.

20GW by 2025: Behind Taiwan’s big solar numbers

Nuclear reactors approaching end-of-life, a sound PV manufacturing industry and a robust legal system all make a strong case for solar PV to muscle into Taiwan’s energy mix. Last year, a new government set a target of 20GW solar by 2025, but the industry must deal with scarce land availability and the threat of typhoons. PV Tech examines some of the huge numbers being proposed and what it will take to realise them.