GoodWe launches the world’s first AC-coupled retrofit inverter

GoodWe has recently launched its new SBP series, which is claimed to be the world’s first AC-coupled retrofit solution with UPS function which allows energy storage and uninterruptible power supply to both single phase and three phase inverter systems.

KACO new energy’s orders up almost 70% in 2017

PV inverter manufacturer KACO new energy said it has secured orders totalling 550MW in the third quarter of 2017 with cumulative sales so far in 2017 of around 1.95GW, marking orders almost 70% the prior year period.

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.

SMA Solar’s sales rebound in Q2 but ASP pressure hits margins

Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology reported a strong rebound in revenue in the second quarter of 2017, while average selling prices (ASP) declines continued, hitting margins with first half year revenue below the prior year period.

PV Talk: Sungrow details trends and market developments across the APAC region

Recently, PV Tech sat down with David Zhao, senior vice president at Sungrow Power Supply and president of the company’s PV & storage division, to gain an insight into the company’s market expectations for 2017, notably outside China, and understand key market and technology trends within the APAC and South East Asia regions, areas that have been key to its continued growth in recent years.

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.

Commercial PV inverter market was bright spot for SMA Solar in 2016

Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology came through another tough year with unit volume sold a record 8.23GW in 2016 but ASP pressure ensured sales were down. The bright spot was its commercial solar business unit, which bucked lower sales in the residential and utility-scale sectors with 27% growth, year-on-year.