PV inverter teardown identifies price-reduction opps

December 15, 2011 IHS performed its first teardown of a solar PV inverter on the Power-One Inc. Aurora PVI-4.2-OUTD-S-US inverter, and used this data to suggest areas where PV inverter makers can cut costs in coming...

Tigo Energy raises $18M for PV optimization offering

December 12, 2011

Tigo Energy, which makes SmartModule technology for PV solar installations, raised $18 million in financing, to expand manufacturing and grow international sales.

Buffett-backed MidAmerican buys First Solar's 550MW Topaz

December 8, 2011 First Solar's sale of its 550MW Topaz project to Warren Buffett-backed wind utility owner MidAmerican Holdings shows that there's still interest in big solar projects -- especially if the numbers a...

PV inverter sales in Q3: Look outside Germany

December 6, 2011

The photovoltaics (PV) inverter market stayed in decline in Q3 2011, with industry revenues more than 20% below Q3 2010 and shipments down 8%, reports IMS Research.


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