Category Archives: string inverters

Solar inverters convert DC or direct currents out of a solar panel into a utility usable or alternating current. To gain the power you need for your home, a DC-AC conversion must take place. Solar inverters are necessary to the practical application of solar systems. They are many different off the grid and grid tie […]

The end of the year crunch is upon us, and we have barely had time to breathe.  We have been running the micro inverter rebate program through the end of the year, and many of our installers have made the switch to ABB now.  Whether is compatibility, bankability, efficiency, or other reasons, the ABB Micros […]

Typically solar inverters efficiency is approximately 95%, so you could have about 5% power loss when the electric current is innverted from DC to AC. ABB Solar Inverters have a maximum efficiency of 96.5%.  The change from AC to DC in your electric products is far less efficient; you can lose 10-40% of power. This happens […]

Hello All, Some of our team members attended the Solar Power International convention this week in Las Vegas,NV.  First, if you were trying to reach us , we are sorry that we were not as available as we normally would be.  Everyone is back in the office now, and partially back to normal…  It was […]

In recent years, Solar power has become exclusively modular which is great news for would be system owners. In the old days, you needed to buy not just solar panels but batteries too. This significantly raised the cost of your most basic systems.  Grid-tied inverters are the unit of equipment that makes installing a solar […]

ABB solar inverters are being used on Amcorp Power Sdn Bhd’s Gemas 10.25 Megawatt (MW) PV plant in Malaysia – it is the country’s biggest solar power station.   In a location approximately 160 km from Kuala Lumpur, the solar plant supplies nearly 11% of Malaysia’s installed capacity of 116 mWs of grid-tied photovoltaic (PV).   ABB has supplied some of their their three-phase inverters, the TRIO-27.6 solar […]

MPPT is a common acronym in the solar industry, used by many, and understood by only a few.  It is important to know the definition of MPPT and its function. Doing so can help an installer improve the harvest of energy in his PV install, consequently increasing profits. What Is an MPPT? MPPT stands for […]

As you are most likely aware, earlier this year, ABB acquired Power-One’s Solar Business.  In the past few months, they have successfully integrated the company, going as far as to change the nameplate on the inverters shipping now.  Adding Power-One to their solar product line creates one of the most thorough and complete solar offerings […]

The tentative release date is early June for the upcoming MICRO-0.3HV-I-OUTD-US-208/240, and the demand is already very strong and seems to be getting stronger by the day. Judging from the samples that have already hit the market, along with the performance results seen from a site in Hawaii, these Micros are going to be the […]

Well, it’s finally official.  Tandem Solar has launched a wholesale division of its project development business.  The strategy is simple: Sell the products we know and use, while passing along top-tier prices due to our large, centralized spend.  We do not want to be everything for everyone – there are plenty of those wholesale companies, […]