Microinverters and DC Power Optimizers Will Reach Nearly $2 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

The report, "Microinverters and DC Optimizers", analyzes the opportunity for microinverters and DC optimizers in the solar PV market worldwide. BOULDER, Colo.--Microinverters and DC optimizers, commonly referred to as module-level power electronics (MLPEs), increase the energy harvested by solar PV modules and reduce the levelized cost of electricity by converting or conditioning power at the [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:15-07:00November 22nd, 2013|Solar Info|

Fourth-Generation Enphase System Now Shipping in North America

October 21, 2013 Fourth-Generation Enphase System Now Shipping in North America PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--      Enphase      Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), announced today the fourth-generation Enphase      System is shipping throughout North America. The system features the M250      Microinverter, which offers higher output power, increased      conversion efficiency and a labor-saving integrated ground feature, in      addition to new enhancements to [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:39-07:00November 22nd, 2013|Solar Info|

Energy Department Announces $60 Million to Drive Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Building on President Obama’s broad-based plan to cut carbon pollution and support clean energy innovation across the country, Energy Secretary Moniz announced today about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development. As part of the Department’s SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:39-07:00October 31st, 2013|Solar Info|

Solar Grid Storage and AllCell Partner to Help Ensure Grid Stability

Solar Grid Storage today announced the selection of AllCell Technologies as a preferred supplier of large lithium-ion battery systems for their PowerFactor™ solar + storage systems. The Solar Grid Storage PowerFactor™ system provides commercial solar project developers with a turnkey energy storage solution bundled with an inverter, dramatically reducing project costs and increasing benefits to [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:39-07:00October 26th, 2013|Solar Info|

ENPHASE “Over-sizing” v. “Right-sizing”: New Ideas for One of Solar’s Oldest Debates

“Over-sizing” v. “Right-sizing”: New Ideas for One of Solar’s Oldest Debates Posted  by  in Enphase Updates | 0 comments Jan 18 A common question asked of Enphase installers is, “Why are you installing a 260 watt solar module on a 215 watt microinverter?” But, there is no “common answer” to this question. Though the practice [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:39-07:00October 8th, 2013|Solar Info|

SEIA Applauds President Obama’s Climate Change Initiatives

Reacting to President Obama’s major new plan to combat climate change, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement: “This is a watershed moment in our nation’s history. Today, climate change is a real and growing threat to America and the rest of the world.  It’s indisputable. [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:39-07:00October 8th, 2013|Solar Info|

Large-scale Solar Projects in US Have Made Progress Delivering Competitively Priced Renewable Electricity

The price at which electricity from large-scale solar power projects in the western United States is being sold has fallen by more than two-thirds in the last five years, according to a new report released today by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The report – “Utility-Scale Solar 2012: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:40-07:00October 4th, 2013|Solar Info|

Upsolar Clinches Third Solar Industry Award: Company’s smart module technology honored

Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, has been named a winner of the Solar Industry Awards for the third year in a row. The company’s smart module technology was recognized for its myriad performance and economic benefits in the “Energy Usage Enabling” category. Upsolar’s smart modules feature on-board power optimization technology from [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:40-07:00October 4th, 2013|Solar Info|

Mounting System Section: Reducing hot spots & underperforming arrays

  Figure 1. No hot spots on a clampless ground mount           Hot spots on a clamping ground-mount system Long-term production guarantees and operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts have become standard fare in large solar projects. Typically, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies are on the hook when solar systems fall short of production assurances. Additionally, [...]

2016-10-18T13:27:40-07:00October 3rd, 2013|Solar Info|