06 May '11, 5pm

PV Electronics Market Gets More Crowded, More Funding : Greentech ...: New microinverter from Power-One, new fun...

PV Electronics Market Gets More Crowded, More Funding : Greentech ...: New microinverter from Power-One, new fun...

Power-One (Nasdaq:PWER), the world's second largest central PV inverter firm, just announced the launch of a new 300 watt microinverter as well as a DC/DC power optimizer -- marking the first entry in the distributed electronics space of an established central inverter player. There will soon be more firms entering the fray, according to our sources. We've covered the potential benefits of distributed electronics at length in our solar coverage at Greentech Media. There are potential energy harvest gains, potential design flexibility, and potential reliability gains. There is some question as to whether the microinverter solution or the DC-to-DC power optimizer architecture is the way to go . Power-One avoids that argument by introducing a product for each of those architectures. Power-One claims efficiency ratings of up to 95.5 percent and a micro-inverter that is electro...

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