April-May 2020

FuturENERGY Digital – N 69


Cover Story

R&D INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION IN PV INVERTERS: THE KEYS TO THE SUCCESS OF GROWATT

Growatt is a new energy enterprise dedicated to the R&D and manufacturing of PV inverters including on-grid, off-grid and storage inverters, as well as smart energy management solutions. The power capacity of the on-grid inverters from Growatt ranges from 750 W to 250 kW, while its off-grid and storage inverters cover a power range from 1 to 630 kW.

Localisation is crucial to Growatt’s global strategy. Over the years, Growatt has established an extensive service network with 13 offices and warehouses worldwide. The company has also built strong and experienced local teams in key markets, such as Europe, Australia, India and the Americas.

Awards and recognitions

As of the end of 2019, Growatt had shipped over 1.7 million inverters to more than 100 countries and regions across the globe. According to reports released by Wood Mackenzie and IHS Markit, Growatt ranked among the world’s top 10 PV inverter suppliers in 2019.

According to Wood Mackenzie, in 2019 global PV inverter shipments increased 18% year-on-year, with total shipments reaching 126,735 MW. Growatt shipped a total capacity of over 5 GW for the year, to rank 8th among inverter suppliers.

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Summary

COVER STORY

R&D investment and technology innovation in PV inverters: the keys to the success of Growatt

WOMEN & ENERGY

Women at the epicentre of the change in energy model

By Arancha Martínez. Chair of UNEF, the Spanish PV Industry Association

RENEWABLES

Solar, wind and battery storage see dramatic gains in competitiveness

Tools for the future of O&M in renewable energy

PV

Gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon effectively solves the LID problem in a PERC module

Innovation as the response to market requirements

Spain’s first grid-connected floating PV plant

The digital transformation of energy increases the competitiveness of PV plants

Smart batteries give real meaning to domestic PV installations

WIND POWER

Assessing ageing wind turbines for lifetime extension

Wind power resists the impact of COVID-19

Coolers: a solution to extend the useful life of wind turbine transformers

The added value of integrated renewables suppliers

Emergency gensets for two major wind farms in Mexico

ENERGY STORAGE

Battery storage paves way for a renewable-powered future

Why high energy is the future of storage

Passive fire protection for the battery recycling sector

A sustainable vision of the new power network. Integrating energy storage

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: HOTELS

CO2 heat pumps: efficient and sustainable  DHW production in hotels

Integrated, innovative and efficient  solutions for the hotel sector

E-MOBILITY

Electric vehicles set to fall 18% in 2020 but long-term prospects remain undimmed

E-mobility in times of coronavirus

Electrification will determine the success of the electric vehicle