17 Mar '17, 11am

Providing Value Throughout the Entire Solar PV Supply Chain

Providing Value Throughout the Entire Solar PV Supply Chain

Within the past decade or two, the solar industry has experienced a great deal of evolution and expansion. In the U.S., one of the largest shakeups was in 2010 when PV panel prices dropped. The inverter market has also been subjected to changes, especially in terms of new topologies and increased functionalities. While inverters continue to improve in price point, the question remains whether inverters are as prone to sharp price declines as PV panels. Inverters, the component that actively manages and monitors a PV system, are very different from static panels. Unlike panels, which are a more of a commodity, inverters are a highly-sophisticated, multi-functional, central component of the PV system and thus are possibly less prone to price gauging. Another aspect of this is that inverters provide value throughout the entire downstream value chain from distributor to homeow...

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