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The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape: H1 2018 - Prices, Forecasts, Market Shares and Vendor Profiles

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The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape: H1 2018 - Prices, Forecasts, Market Shares and Vendor Profiles
Published: July 31, 2018 Content info:

The global inverter market continues to concentrate. The top-20 vendors accounted for 93% of shipments in 2017, the highest since GTM began to keep track in 2010. Three-phase string inverter shipments grew 59% year-over-year and exceeded central inverter shipments by nearly 7 gigawatts. However, inverter shipments will fall 22% in 2018 due to the Chinese market downturn.

Inverter prices show no sign of stabilizing, current technology trends have not exhausted their cost-reduction potential, and many markets are still extremely fragmented.

This report provides detailed, country-specific pricing and forecasts for microinverters, single-phase string inverters, three-phase string inverters, central inverters and DC optimizers. The report also profiles and provides current and historical shipment totals for 23 of the world's largest inverter suppliers.

Vendors profiled:

  • ABB
  • APsystems
  • Chint Power Systems
  • Delta Energy Systems
  • Enphase Energy
  • Fimer
  • Fronius
  • General Electric
  • Ginlong Solis
  • Huawei
  • Ingeteam
  • KACO New Energy
  • Omron
  • Power Electronics
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sineng
  • SMA
  • SolarEdge Technologies
  • Sungrow Power Supply
  • Tabuchi Electric
  • TBEA Sunoasis
  • Yaskawa-Solectria Solar

About the author:

Scott Moskowitz Senior Analyst, Solar.

Scott Moskowitz is a Senior Analyst at GTM Research in the Solar PV Systems and Technologies practice, where his research focuses on PV system design, inverters, balance-of-system components and global downstream markets. In addition to tracking the global landscape of PV projects and balance-of-systems vendors, Scott was the Assistant Editor of PV News, the solar industry's longest-running market research periodical. Before joining GTM Research, Scott was active with Engineers Without Borders, where he co-led a water and sanitation implementation project in the Peruvian Amazon. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of California, Davis, where his work focused on energy efficiency, life cycle analysis and environmental law.

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