Growing Use of String Inverters in Utility-Scale Projects

Inverters are critical to solar power generating systems, and string inverters are quickly catching up with central inverters in utility-scale projects in India.

Although inverters account for roughly 5% of the project cost, they are a vital component for the smooth functioning of any project.

String inverters are rapidly gaining popularity among solar developers. Demand for these inverters is typically in the distributed solar segment. But string inverters are also becoming popular for utility-scale solar systems due to newer flexible and scalable technology advancements.

Mercom is hosting a webinar on ‘Increasing RoI of Utility-Scale Systems Through String Inverters’ on March 30 to discuss the growing acceptance of string inverters and the factors driving the growth of string inverters in the solar space.

This webinar will bring together developers and manufacturers to discuss the advantages of string inverters and how they improve utility-scale systems’ economics by maximizing system performance and reliability and reducing downtime.

The panelists at the webinar are C Chaudhary, Chief Operating Officer-Solar, Amp Energy India; Sudhir Pathak, Head-Design, Engineering & QA, Hero Future Energies; Prateek Sharma, Business Leader, India Key Accounts, Sungrow India; and Rakesh BP, Technical Sales, Solis. Priya Sanjay, Managing Director of Mercom India, will moderate the session.

Recently, MNRE issued a fresh notification extending the self-certification of solar photovoltaic inverters under the Bureau of Indian Standards from December 31, 2021, to June 30, 2022. The extension was granted as the industry had sought more time for compliance, considering the issues relating to testing and the level of preparation of test labs.

Sungrow, Sineng Electric, and TBEA Energy were the top solar inverter suppliers in the Indian solar market in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, according to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2021 report. The top three suppliers represented 78% of the overall market share in 1H 2021.

You can register for the webinar here.