PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies has reported another quarter of record revenue and shipments on strong demand from key markets such as the US and Europe. The company also guided revenue much higher for the third quarter of 2017.
PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies reported fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results that were impacted by a slowdown in the US residential market in the second-half of the year. European and Asia markets helped revenue grow 15% in 2016.
PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies reported lower third quarter revenue and guided further revenue declines through the end of the year on weak US residential market and continued ASP pressure in the highly competitive inverter market.
Microinverters and power optimisers have become increasingly common features of smaller PV systems. Sara ver Bruggen reports on the technologies’ gradual transition into larger commercial and utility-scale applications.
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a new cell-string optimizer technology that allows PV panels to harvest significantly more energy and simplifies design complexity for solar installation projects, notably shade mitigation and eliminating hot-spots while minimizing the impact of overall power degradation mechanisms.
In PV Tech’s second Solar Power International (SPI) 2016 new product round up several companies have taken a more holistic or scattergun approach to new product announcements, whereby a number of things, like the IoT (Internet of Things) are showcased, rather than a single product.