Microinverters/DC optimizers drive solar PV sector growth

Microinverters/DC optimizers drive solar PV sector growth

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By eeNews Europe

“Microinverters and DC optimizers are two of the most disruptive technologies in the solar PV sector today,” suggested Dexter Gauntlett, senior research analyst with Navigant Research.  “The MLPE industry is moving quickly, with a growing list of solar PV module manufacturers now integrating microinverters and DC optimizers at their own production plants.”

One part power electronics and one part networking and communications technology, MLPEs such as microinverters and DC optimizers are playing an increasingly significant role in large-scale and distributed renewable electricity generation.  With the potential to improve the grid’s reliability and increase the overall energy harvest of solar PV projects, they are essential for integrating large amounts of renewable energy onto the grid.   

Navigant Research says that while the market is beginning to see increasingly sophisticated inverters from major manufacturers, disruptive technological innovation by well-funded startups and early stage MLPE companies is rapidly changing the face of the industry.  The new companies are successfully promoting new system architectures and eating into the market share of the incumbents, the report entitled ‘Microinverters and DC Optimizers’ concludes.  

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