C&I Segment is Moving Quickly Towards Rooftop Solar and Open Access

C&I Segment is Moving Quickly Towards Rooftop Solar and Open Access

Mercom India hosted a webinar to discuss the market potential of rooftop solar in the commercial and industrial (C&I) segment, the most lucrative models and technologies, and cost savings. India ...
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India's Solar Market Leaders Revealed for the First Half of 2021

India’s Solar Market Leaders Revealed for the First Half of 2021

Mercom India Research has released its latest India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2021. The report reveals the Indian solar industry's market leaders from the first half (1H) of the calendar year ...
Solutions to ‘G_PHASE’ Error in Solar Inverters

Solutions to ‘G_PHASE’ Error in Solar Inverters

In photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, there can be errors caused by problems on the grid side. Inverters are a critical operating function of a solar PV system and the grid, ...
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BESCOM's Empanelment Process is Tedious, Expensive and Unnecessary

BESCOM’s Empanelment Process is Tedious, Expensive and Unnecessary

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has recently revised its guidelines to empanel inverter manufacturers for government solar programs in Karnataka. Inverter manufacturers feel that the empanelment process is ...
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Influence of Salt Spray and High Humidity Environments on Solar PV Systems

Influence of Salt Spray and High Humidity Environments on Solar PV Systems

The working environment of a photovoltaic (PV) plant is quite complex. Extreme weather conditions such as high or low temperatures, humidity, salt spray, heavy sand, and other harsh environments can ...
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AI-Driven String Solar Inverters to Lead the Way in the Coming Years

AI-Driven Solar String Inverters to Lead the Way in the Coming Years

In a highly competitive solar industry where every cent counts, technologically advanced, cost-effective inverters that yield the maximum output is becoming the natural choice for solar installers. While inverters account ...
SolarEdge Posts $405.5 Million in Revenues in Q1 2021 (1)

SolarEdge Posts $405.5 Million in Revenues in Q1 2021

Israel-based SolarEdge Technologies, a manufacturer of power optimizers, solar inverters, and monitoring systems, reported revenues of $405.5 million in the first quarter of 2021 – up 13% from $358.1 million ...
How to Select the Right Circuit Breakers for Inverters in Rooftop Solar Systems

How to Select the Right Circuit Breakers for Inverters in Rooftop Solar Systems

In rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, the selection of circuit breakers is often overlooked. An inappropriate circuit breaker can cause frequent tripping of the equipment, damage due to overheating, and ...
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Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

India has been a thriving market for solar components, and the demand for inverters is set to grow. The government has begun to paying attention to quality issues considering the ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic Corporation, a Japan-based electronics company, has announced that it will wind up the production of solar products at its facilities in Malaysia and Japan by the end of the ...
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Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to June 30, 2021

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to June 30, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification extending the self-certification of solar PV inverters from December 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021, subject to the ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
SolarEdge's Revenue Reached $338.1 Million in Q3 2020

SolarEdge’s Revenue Reached $338.1 Million in Q3 2020

Israel-based solar inverter provider SolarEdge Technologies (SolarEdge) announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. The company earned a $338.1 million revenue - a marginal increase ...
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Siemens India Set to Acquire C&S Electric

Siemens India Set to Acquire C&S Electric

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed acquisition of New Delhi-based C&S Electric by Siemens Limited. The proposed move will lead to the acquisition of 100% of ...
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MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Revised Standards for Solar Modules and Inverters

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Revised Standards for Solar Modules and Inverters

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification detailing the recommendations of the expert committee on implementing the quality control order titled ‘Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems, ...
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Solis to Take Its Solar InverterProduction Capacity in India to 20GW by Q1 2021_ Interview

Solis to Take Its Solar Inverter Production Capacity to 20 GW by Q1 2021: Interview

In the calendar year (CY) 2019, Solis was among the top five solar inverter suppliers to India. The top five suppliers together accounted for 76% of shipments to the Indian ...
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Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters to December 31, 2020. The earlier deadline was June 30, 2020. The ...
Ginlong Solis Set to Double its Solar Inverter Production Capacity

Ginlong Solis Set to Double its Solar Inverter Production Capacity

Ginlong Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of solar inverters, has laid out its plans to raise over $100 million (₹7.48 billion) through a non-public offering. The company aims to ...
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Huawei, Sungrow, and TBEA Were the Leading Solar Inverter Suppliers to India in CY 2019

Huawei, Sungrow, and TBEA Were the Leading Solar Inverter Suppliers to India in CY 2019

In the calendar year (CY) 2019, Huawei, emerged as the lead supplier of inverters to the Indian solar market overall, followed by Sungrow and TBEA Energy. ABB and TMEIC rounded ...
NTPC Invites Bids for a 23 MW Solar Inverter Package for Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Invites Bids for Solar Inverter Package for a 23 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for a solar inverter package of 23 MW for a solar power project at Solapur in Maharashtra. The scope of work ...
Economic Slowdown Has Taken a Toll on Indian Rooftop Solar Market_ Solis Interview

Economic Slowdown Has Taken a Toll on Indian Rooftop Solar Market: Solis Interview

In August 2019, Mercom reported that in the first half of the year, the top five solar inverter manufacturers in China accounted for 36.44% of inverter exports globally from China ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Invites Bids for a 15 kW Solar Project in Ralegan-Siddhi

Maharashtra Invites Bids for a 15 kW Solar Project in Ralegan-Siddhi

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued a tender for a 15 kW grid-connected solar power project at Hind Swaraj Trust in Ralegan-Siddhi, Maharashtra. The last date for the ...
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Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to September 2019

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to September 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the Bureau of Indian Standards certification of solar inverters. Considering that the series guidelines for inverters are ...
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ABB

ABB to Quit Solar Inverter Business, FIMER to Take Over

Switzerland-headquartered ABB and Italian company FIMER have signed an agreement under which FIMER will acquire ABB’s solar inverter business. The transaction is expected to enhance the prospects of the solar ...
German Solar Developer ib vogt GmbH Acquires Majority Stake in Singapore’s nv vogt

Germany’s KACO New Energy Sells South Korean Business to OCI Power

KACO new energy GmbH, a German solar inverter manufacturer, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with South Korean chemical and renewable energy group OCI for the sale ...
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Dai Hai Power Developing a 100 MW Solar Project in Vietnam

Dai Hai Power Developing a 100 MW Solar Project in Vietnam

Dai Hai Power is developing a 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project near the northwest of Buon Me Thuot City in Vietnam. The project is settled on brownfield sites, which ...
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