19 Sep '11, 5pm

SMA’s Microinverter to Land in 2012

SMA’s Microinverter to Land in 2012

Jurgen Krehnke, President and General Manager of SMA America clarified the issue and told Greentech Media, “The SMA microinverter can easily scale above 2 kilowatts. However, we believe microinverters are not cost effective above this limit. Microinverters are excellent for difficult roof orientations, starter systems, and small applications but once you get above 2 kilowatts, microinverters are not cost-competitive with leading string inverters and the performance gains, as shown by independent testing, don’t warrant the extra expenditure required for large systems." Krehnke adds, "We are very excited about the future launch of the product. It will feature multiple features that are new to the microinverter market and it will offer significant advantages for installers. We don’t see the microinverter as is a one-size-fits all solution, which is why others perceive a lack ...

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