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Commercial and industrial solar inverter from Havells

Noida-based electrical equipment company Havells has unveiled a 100 kW string inverter for commercial and industrial-scale solar installation. The inverter has an efficiency of 98.7%. It features ten maximum power point tracking (MPPT) inputs, with MPPT voltage ranging from 500-850 V.

GoodWe inverters power 6 MW rooftop solar plant at India refinery

The solar plant at Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited’s site in Karnataka is generating more than 24,000 units (kWh) of electricity per day.

How long do residential solar inverters last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespans of residential solar inverters. In the second part of our new series on resiliency, we look at PV inverters.

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Energy transition to create 60m solar jobs by 2050

The switch from fossil fuels and nuclear will bring a jobs dividend thanks to the greater labor-intensity of renewables plants, according to a paper published by Finland’s LUT. However, the jobs dividend is unlikely to be evenly spread around the world, with Europe set to be a big winner.

GoodWe inverters’ performance through the roof in India’s solar hotspot

GoodWe supplied 136 units of its MT80KW inverters for Microtech Rollers’s 15 MW of solar projects in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The inverters are currently generating 27 GW of electricity per annum.

German start-up offers 5.2 kWh AC battery that works without inverter

Sax Power has developed a new residential battery which it describes as a game-changer in the battery technology.

New microinverter from the US

Yotta Energy’s new micro-inverter is claimed to be an ideal solution for commercial rooftop PV systems linked to between 500 kWh and 1 MWh of storage. The device has a peak efficiency of 96.5% and a nominal maximum power point tracking (MPPT) efficiency of 99.5%.

The case for microinverters in rooftop solar

Sunil Thamaran, India head for USA-headquartered Enphase Energy, explains why microinverters are a good investment for rooftop solar. He also talks about the trends in microinverter design and their company’s India plans.

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PCUs sought for 500 MW Rewa solar capacity

The selected vendor shall also be responsible for installing and commissioning the power-conditioning units (central inverters) at the solar sites in Madhya Pradesh.

India could have 2.95bn tons of solar waste by 2047

Researchers led by the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have projected the waste expected from end-of-life solar panels and related components. They assumed 347.5 GW of total installed solar generation capacity would be reached this decade. The academics said the waste would include critical metals worth around $645 trillion, 70% of which could be recovered.

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