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How long do residential solar inverters last?

A range of different factors can affect the productive lifespan of residential solar inverters.

Siemens to open US utility-scale solar inverter factory

Global engineering and technology company Siemens plans to set up an 800 MW utility-scale inverter factory in the United States. The facility will focus on the production of string inverters.


Over 155 GW of U.S. solar manufacturing announced in one year

The United States has begun to reshore its energy supply chain one year after the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.


Brookfield teams with Envision on Australian renewable energy push

Brookfield Asset Management has inked a deal with Chinese multinational Envision Group to explore opportunities for manufacturing of clean energy equipment in Australia to support its plan to develop up to 14 GW of renewable generation and storage facilities in the country within the next decade.

Top five solar inverter vendors accounted for 71% of shipments in 2022

Global inverter shipments increased to 330 GW last year with Huawei, Sungrow, Ginlong, Solis, Growatt and GoodWe named as the top vendors.


Weekend Read: Deployment trumps manufacturing in EU priorities

A lack of clear policy support, raw material dependency, and higher production costs are inhibiting the localisation of European solar manufacturing, despite strong demand, writes Edurne Zoco, executive director for clean energy technology at S&P Global.

Vena launches Indonesia production plan to support solar, storage ‘megaproject’

Singapore-based developer Vena Energy has announced it will investigate opportunities to manufacture solar panel components and battery energy storage systems in Indonesia to support a hybrid megaproject featuring up to 2 GW of solar capacity and more than 8 GWh of energy storage.

Report tips $138 billion to keep Australia in manufacturing race

The Australian government needs to commit up to $138 billion (USD 90 billion) over the next decade to support manufacturing of renewable energy-related equipment or risk the country being left behind in the race to develop the technologies and manufacturing capacities needed to prosper from the global energy transition.

New grid-forming inverter concept based on bee colony algorithm

Scientists in China have proposed to use an algorithm that simulates the behaviour of foraging bees to shape a new grid-forming inverter design. The approach is designed for both grid-connected and islanded inverters.

Australia invests $50 million to expand clean energy supply chains

The Australian government has committed $50 million to support the development and diversification of clean energy supply chains in the Indo-Pacific as it seeks to increase manufacturing opportunities and enhance energy security in the region.

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