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Residential Solar PV Price Index – May 2018

May 3, 2018
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Average residential solar system prices continue to sit at about $1.35 per watt ($/W) for the second month in a row, despite a number of pricing updates from installers in the network across the country. A basic 5kW solar system – one of the most popular sizes – costs just under $5,700 on average, while ‘premium’ and […]

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Microinverters: Are they right for your solar system?

April 18, 2017
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As the name suggests, microinverters are small inverters for use in solar PV systems, usually installed at a ratio of one per solar panel. By contrast, most solar PV systems in Australia have a single, centralised inverter called a string inverter. What are the advantages of having a solar PV system that uses microinverters instead of […]

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Microinverters & DC-DC optimisers to shake up solar PV market, confirms Navigant Consulting

March 4, 2014
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Echoing the findings of GTM Research in a report released not long ago, the market for microinverters and DC-DC power optimisers is set to take off dramatically, predicts a new report from Navigant Research. These technologies, collectively referred to as ‘Module-Level Power Electronics’ (MLPE), are “two of the most disruptive technologies in the solar PV […]

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Market for module-level power electronics set to grow five-fold in 2017

February 13, 2014
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Greentech Media Research (GTM) has recently released a report that predicts the module-level power electronics (MLPE) market to grow five-fold by 2017, singling out 2014 to be the landmark year for the explosive growth. Such module-level power electronics help in maximising the energy output of existing modules by reducing losses due to power mismatch in […]

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Tigo Energy: Power Maximizers for solar PV systems

March 4, 2013
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Tigo Energy provides power optimisation solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, allowing owners to get the most of their solar power systems. The company was formed in 2007 in Los Gatos, California by Silicon Valley innovators with the intention of developing solutions to several problems associated with the traditional interconnection of […]

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SolarEdge: Module-level DC-DC optimisers for solar PV systems

December 12, 2012
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One of the trickiest parts of maximising efficiency in a solar installation is dealing with variations in power output among panels and strings of panels in the same system. SolarEdge is a company that has developed a unique solution to the problem of irregularity in solar panel array output. It uses a solar system architecture that utilises per-module maximum […]

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