OutBack Power Energy roadshow rolls into NABCEP

OutBack Power Technologies will bring the Energy Express, its energy storage-focused roadshow to the 2017 NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Continuing Education Conference. The Energy Express van will showcase several energy solutions to help solar installers grow their businesses, including OutBack Power’s ProHarvest line and the ICS Plus. The equipment on display at

Enphase IQ microinverter system begins shipping in the U.S.

Enphase Energy  has begun shipping its IQ microinverter system. Introduced at Solar Power International in September 2016, the sixth generation of Enphase microinverters builds on more than ten years of innovation to offer unmatched simplicity, reliability and ease of installation. “Enphase continues to be the innovation leader in solar with the delivery of our IQ Microinverter

Solar MLPE companies must innovate products to reduce prices, report says

The module-level power electronics industry is witnessing an intense growth phase, according to global research and consulting organization Frost & Sullivan. Demand is driven by increasing solar PV installations across the globe and modernization of grid infrastructure capable of accommodating module-level power electronics (MLPE) technology within the system. “With movement towards renewable power and distributed power

SMA inverter series achieves UL 1741 SA for grid support functions

SMA America announced the Sunny Boy-US series as the first residential inverter to achieve UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) listing, which represents a significant step in creating a more stable grid and providing the best technology for the residential market. SMA has completed functional and safety testing with the Sunny Boy-US series of inverters according to the published

Parker deploys inverters at two Southern California energy storage sites

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a leader in motion and control technologies, announced that its power conversion technology is now operating at two large-scale energy storage projects in Southern California. Parker was selected as the inverter supplier to two AES Energy Storage installations totaling 37.5 megawatts of energy storage capacity, the larger of which offers 30 MW

Moree solar farm finally gets to celebrate

One of the largest PV plants in Australia finally gets its celebration. Moree Solar Farm has a rated power of 56 MWac (70 MWp). It uses a single-axis horizontal tracker that maximizes the power output, making it possible to supply approximately 145 GWh of energy annually to around 24,000 Australian households. The plant’s output is

Sunnova selects Enphase Energy as preferred inverter supplier

Enphase Energy has been chosen as the preferred provider of inverters for Sunnova. “Sunnova puts customers first and when searching for an inverter solution, we needed something that would deliver the best energy production with the most efficiency,” said John Berger, Chief Executive Officer at Sunnova. “With Enphase’s microinverters, we see higher solar electricity production

Fronius makes inverter software updates a cinch

Fronius said its  customers are now able to remotely update their inverter software over the web. Fronius SnapINverters with internet connection are able to receive the software update if they are registered on Fronius Solar.web, the company’s free monitoring system. Remote Update is available as of now for any Fronius Galvo, Fronius Primo and Fronius

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar offers roadshow NABCEP trainings

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar will be providing free NABCEP training at eight locations hosted by its partner CED Greentech. Sumodo and Hanwha Q CELLS will also be joining. Event Schedule*: 8:30 am – 9:00 am – Sign in and light breakfast 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Solectria- 2 hours NABCEP CE 11:00 am –

Converting precious cargo: A look at solar inverter efficiency

More efficient inverters make systems more profitable There are various efficiencies that go into modeling the overall production success of a solar PV system. One of the most important to understand is the inverter’s, as the muscle that makes DC-to-AC magic happen. Power from the solar array travels through the inverter, converting DC power from