We look at developments in the inverters for battery storage market from companies such as Eguana Technologies, ABB, Outback Power and SMA, who have a whole battery inverter family for integration with solar energy.

Is battery storage a new growth area for inverters?

Inverter makers are increasingly catering for battery storage even though the scale of the opportunity is still dwarfed by solar. Last week, for example, Eguana Technologies trumpeted Chinese patents for its Bi-Direx line of inverter platforms. Eguana…

REACT energy storage system, with Aurora inverter. Photo credit: Power-One

Power-One shows off REACT in UK

Power-One, of the ABB Group, will showcase its residential REACT Renewable Energy Accumulator and Conversion Technology at this year’s Solar Energy UK, from October 8 to 10 in Birmingham. REACT will be available in 2014 and consists of a…

A fully integrated solar container, which includes central inverters and monitoring capabilities from AEG Power Systems – one of the companies discussed in the new report.

New inverter, storage and PV report

Inverter, Storage and PV System Technology 2013, published by Solarpraxis and Sunbeam Communications, takes a look at the important players in the photovoltaic solar market and also the opportunities for monitoring, inverters and energy storage.

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Prosol picks SET for battery inverters

German lithium battery maker Prosol Invest is to package its Sonnenbatterie line with inverters developed by Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) of Calgary, Canada. The Sonnenbatterie line of solar based residential and commercial management systems will be introduced…

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SMA plans new South Africa factory

SMA Solar Technology is expanding its presence in South Africa with the creation of an inverter factory. “Here photovoltaics is already a financially attractive alternative to other forms of power generation,” said SMA chief executive Pierre-Pascal Urbon….