Inverter

Smart Power Management during islanding condition

With the expected growth of rooftop PV systems, net metering and the export of power to the grid, inverters will play a very crucial role in the future. My colleague,Giridaran Srinivasan wrote this article for the UK based magazine, Global Solar Technology, and it deals with the challenges in India for grid-tie inverters, especially during …

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Will the JNNSM Domestic Content Requirement help Inverter manufacturers with base in India?

With the announcement of the JNNSM Phase 2 draft policy and the initiation of investigation into dumping of PV modules by a few global companies, lot of discussions have been centered around the Domestic Content Requirement in the policy. Will the DCR be waived in Phase 2 or will Thin Films also be included in …

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PV Module price crash – BOS now accounts for close to 70% of CAPEX – GTM Research

67:33 to 32:68 – All in 4 years.  Puzzled? This is the PV module to Balance of System(BOS) ratio from 2008 to 2012. According to GTM research, in 2012, the BOS cost(including inverters) accounts for 68 % of the total cost. In 2011, the ratio was 50:50 and in the year before(2010), it was 55:45. …

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CERC revises capital cost of Solar PV projects to Rs. 8 Crores/MW for FY 2013-14

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission(CERC) released the new benchmark capital cost for Solar PV plants on 25th October 2012. The cost has been reduced to Rs. 8 Crores/MW(~$1.5 Million/MW) for the year financial year(FY) 2013-14. In the not so distant past, i.e., for the FY 2009-10, the benchmark cost was Rs. 17 Crores/MW which represents …

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Indian Solar industry’s love affair with Central Inverters

1 GWp cumulative solar capacity – that is a statistic the Indian solar industry can be proud of. From less than 10MWp of capacity in December 2010, India crossed the 1 GWp milestone in July 2012, at an astonishing pace. During this period, most of the discussions on  solar PV centered around PV module technologies. …

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