Sungrow’s sales show ‘solarcoaster’ ride against rivals

Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co, recently reported a relatively strong rebound in revenue (up 10%) in the first half of 2018 but on a quarterly basis the second quarter sales increased 29% from the previous quarter, indicating that greater dependence on China and the utility-scale market with central inverters, creates a ‘solarcoaster’ ride.

UL launches PV power plant certification service to aid quality and safety transparency

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has launched a new global service, offering a PV Power Plant Certificate to verify the performance of PV systems at several key stages, such as commissioning or during operation. The delivered certificate is also made publicly available in UL’s online database, providing greater transparency for all stake holders.

Intersolar 2018: Show award winners push technology boundaries

Three solar companies were winners of the Intersolar Awards during a packed Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany this year. In 2018, the industry judges were said to have focused on product solutions that exploited design characteristics to achieve the best possible results.

SMA Solar now facing battle with SolarEdge over inverter revenue rankings in 2018

PV Tech’s recent coverage of three publicly listed PV inverter manufacturers (SMA Solar Technology, SolarEdge Technologies and Enphase Energy) first quarter financial results has highlighted a looming battle between two of the companies over achieving the highest annual revenue figures (US$ adjusted) in 2018.

SolarEdge keeps setting business performance records in Q1

PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies has reported a clean sweep in key financial parameters for the first quarter of 2018, which includes, revenue, shipments, gross margin, profitability and quarterly cash flow generation.

SMA Solar remains cautious on business in 2018

Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has reiterated sales and earnings guidance for 2018, despite a rebound in its utility-scale business unit and growing energy storage sales.

GoodWe launches smart solution for module-level monitoring & rapid shutdown and optimization

Following last year’s announced cooperation with Tigo, PV inverter manufacturer GoodWe is now launching the DNS and SDT rapid shutdown inverter series with MLPE functionalities, a streamlined solution for the optimization of energy yields on the module level which is perfectly adequate for complex system designs and partial shadings – using optimizers on shaded modules recovers an average of 36% energy loss due to mismatch.