SolarEdge Technologies, an Israel-based maker of “intelligent” PV inverters and power optimisers, has filed paperwork for a US IPO, in a move that will allow it to compete more aggressively with larger rivals like SMA, ABB and Enphase Energy.
The rapid expansion of China's solar sector will offer a wealth of opportunities for foreign suppliers of key components and materials in the coming years, according to recent findings by Guangzhou-based research firm CCM.
19 February 2015 08:30 GMT
Nearly two years after acquiring TetraSun, First Solar has kicked off commercial module production based on the company’s high-efficiency technology at a 100MW line in Malaysia, marking the thin-film giant's entry into silicon-based PV manufacturing.
19 January 2015 04:00 GMT
A PV cell has achieved a 45.7% conversion efficiency at the US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), among the highest efficiencies ever recorded, while working at the equivalent of 234 suns’ concentration.
16 December 2014 07:45 GMT
SolarCity has entered a cooperative research agreement with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to address operational issues associated with high degrees of distributed solar penetration on electrical grids.
20 November 2014 08:29 GMT
SunPower has acquired privately held US microinverter maker SolarBridge Technologies, in a move that will quicken the penetration of microinverters in the residential solar market – and heightens the threat to conventional inverter makers like Germany’s SMA Solar.
10 November 2014 03:28 GMT
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