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).
‘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.
Leading PV microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy has expanded in India by adding Sun-AP Ecopower and Redington as two new distribution partners and establishing a presence in Chennai by appointing a strategic account manager.
LG Electronics USA has launched the ‘NeON’ 2 ACe module in collaboration with Enphase Energy at Intersolar 2017. The high-efficiency AC module uses Enphase’s latest IQ6 microinverter technology, which integrated at the module assembly stage is designed to reduce installation time by half, compared with conventional modules, while offering cutting-edge technology.
PV inverter manufacturers SMA Solar, SolarEdge and Enphase have all recently reported first quarter 2017 financial results. As already highlighted by PV Tech, US residential PV installers have reported softer than normal sales in the quarter and dependence on the US market for SMA Solar and Enphase, coupled to continued pricing pressure took a toll on revenues.
Leading PV microinverter producer Enphase Energy said it would reduce its workforce by 18% as the company struggles to regain profitability. The company had previously announced an 11% cut in jobs in September, 2016.