Looking After Your Inverter

You’d be forgiven for thinking that your solar inverter, once installed, is a “set and forget” sort of deal. While it’s true that a well-installed and high-quality inverter will probably run smoothly for at least several years, you should monitor it just as you monitor and maintain your panels. It’s not a big task, but…

Enabling long-term solar investments in Europe

In just over a decade, solar energy has evolved from being relegated to highly specialized applications that justified the high cost, or heavily subsidized programs entirely dependent on continuing policy support from governments; to increasingly capturing a large share of the total power generation market on the strength of economics alone. Nowhere has this been…

IHS Markit expects 34 percent solar PV growth compared to 2015, and 77 GW of global annual installations in 2016

Strong demand from China will drive the tenth year of consecutive growth for the global PV market, according to a new report released on December 19th, 2016 by IHS Markit (London, UK). “The proposed Feed-in Tariff cuts announced in China since September have resulted in stronger than projected growth in the fourth quarter,” said Josefin Berg,…