Latest PV market updates

Solar microinverter, power optimizer market to surpass $1 billion in 2018

Enphase PV microinverter

Key markets like the U.S., the U.K. and Australia are driving demand for module-level power electronics, according to IHS. The market has already grown to more than $300 million.


Meyer Burger raises $107 million in bond issue

Meyer Burger building

The successful placement of the bonds is expected to help the company, which saw net losses grow 9% in the first half of the year. Money from the issue will go to capital requirements and investments in demo equipment.


Italy's PV sector considers legal actions

Rome, Italy

ANIE Rinnovabili, the country's solar PV sector voice, is weighing actions against the feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts recently imposed to existing photovoltaic installations. Tariff reductions were absolutely unnecessary, the energy...


Rural electrification set to transform Asia-Pacific microgrid market

PV system, Philippines

The proliferation of microgrids in Asia-Pacific has been encouraged by rural electrification programs in developing countries, and the establishment of commercial microgrids in developed nations, according to Frost & Sullivan.


TÜV Rheinland issues first PID certificate in China to Trina Solar

TUV Rheinland PV module testing

PID tests simulate the practical conditions in the PV system, and verify the module performance and power output under high voltage.


ISC Konstanz, MegaCell sign transfer deal for N-Type BiSoN cell technology

MegaCell founder Franco Traverso

The agreement will help Franco Traverso's recently launched Italian cell company to reach an annual capacity of 80 MW for bifacial BiSoN solar cells with 30% more energy yield. The German R&D institute's partnership with...


Solar Frontier supplies 21.3 MW project in Japan

21.3 MW US Power Plant, Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Ube Group and Showa Shell Sekiyu have brought on stream one of Yamaguchi Prefecture's largest PV plants using Solar Frontier's high-performance CIS modules.


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