Archive for inverter

CAISO Solar Test Verifies Renewables Can Boost Grid Reliability

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has posted results of tests conducted on a large solar plant, findings that the grid operator says could lead to better management and reliability of a grid at the vanguard of renewable energy integration. [Read More]

Enphase Energy Receives $10M Strategic Investment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based technology provider specializing in solar micro-inverters, has announced a $10 million strategic investment in the company by T.J. Rodgers, founder and former CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, and John Doerr, chairman of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & [Read More]

SolarEdge Introduces Accessories For PV Monitoring

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 13, 2016

SolarEdge Technologies Inc., a provider of PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, has launched communications and management accessories meant to enhance module-level monitoring and improve operations and maintenance. In an effort to speed up installation times and to [Read More]

Sunverge Introduces AC-Coupled Energy Storage System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 08, 2016

California-based Sunverge Energy has announced the immediate availability of an AC-coupled model of its energy storage product. Offered to renewable energy installers and electric utility partners, the AC-coupled version of the company’s flagship Solar Integration System (SIS) provides the quality, [Read More]

Enphase Energy Sheds O&M Subsidiary Next Phase Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 07, 2016

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based technology provider specializing in solar micro-inverters, has offloaded essentially all of the assets of its Next Phase Solar subsidiary. Enphase purchased Next Phase Solar, an operations and maintenance (O&M) provider, in 2015. Last month, though, [Read More]

MaxGen Acquires Solar O&M Unit From Enphase Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 07, 2016

MaxGen Energy Services, a California-based operations and maintenance (O&M) provider for distributed generation and utility-scale solar power plants, says it has acquired the commercial services unit of Next Phase Solar, a solar O&M provider, from Enphase Energy Inc. Financial details [Read More]

SMA Achieves UL 1741 SA Certification For Smart Solar Inverters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2016

Inverter manufacturer SMA has completed functional and safety testing with United Laboratories (UL) according to the UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) draft standard, which identifies inverter functions required for optimal grid stability. To achieve that, SMA says it enhanced the [Read More]

SMA Consolidation Means Closure Of Two Manufacturing Plants

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 12, 2016

The solar inverter manufacturer is moving its U.S. production to the company’s German and Chinese plants.

SMA Expands Residential Solar Inverter Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2016

SMA has added four new models to its redesigned Sunny Boy inverter line, expanding its portfolio of residential inverter solutions. The UL-listed Sunny Boy 3.0-US, 3.8-US, 7.0-US and 7.7-US join the 5.0-US and 6.0-US in the newest Sunny Boy lineup. [Read More]

Inverter Maker KACO Restructures Operations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 18, 2016

Inverter manufacturer KACO new energy GmbH has announced restructuring plans for its headquarters in Neckarsulm, Germany, including job cuts. In a press release, KACO claims the decision is in response to a perceived shift in solar PV markets and the [Read More]