LG launches its first AC module with integrated microinverter to simplify installations

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 ROUND-UP: SMA Solar, SolarEdge and Enphase Q1 Results

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.

Enphase Energy’s competitive pricing strategy on microinverters takes hold

Leading microinverter firm Enphase Energy reported second quarter 2016 shipments up 30% and revenue 24% higher than the prior quarter as its strategy to offer more competitive pricing enabled by progressive product cost reductions, regained lost customers and market share across multiple regions.

The next phase for Enphase

Ahead of Intersolar North America the rare chance to visit microinverter pioneer Enphase Energy, based about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco in Petaluma, California was not something to turn down, despite a 7am start and a 10-hour plus flight the day before.