21 Apr '11, 3pm

The Future of Solar Electronics: Long Tail or Mainstream?: Pedram Mokrian of VC firm Mayfield Fund organizes a...

I very much agree that the focus should be on $/kWh (actually captured from a system, not name-plate). The real issue with that metric is the fact that it is highly site-specific. On a residential roof with chimneys, trees, and other partial-shading inducing obstacles, a micro-inverter/DC optimizer will have an improved $/kWh. The problem is that the consumer wants a number, just like they want a CEC efficiency for their inverter. It’s very hard to create a fair comparison of $/kWh. In addition, it’s very hard to quantify the value of uptime, since it also depends very much on how fast your central inverter guys will have a truck at your house to replace a broken one, and how hard it is to replace your microinverter once it fails. So while the CEC weighted efficiency is a moderately good apples-to-apples comparison for inverters, I think that the complexity of accurately d...

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