The PV installations in Brazil increased drastically in recent years with 371.9 MW capacity added in 2018, which nearly triples the installations for the previous year. The rooftop sector accounts for a significant share of the installed PV systems. The strong growth has contributed to increasing investments by solar companies from home and abroad.
Growatt, a leading Chinese inverter manufacturer has set up its Brazil Service Center in Mogi das Cruzes to expand its global presence. “Growatt has shipped over 20,000 inverter solutions to Brazil since entering the market in 2016. The business has been growing at a fast pace and now it’s time for localization after three years of development.” said Lisa Zhang, Growatt marketing director. Its service center is staffed with four local service engineers at the moment. “With our service center established in Brazil, we can provide faster and better service for local customers. ”
Growatt focuses on providing residential, commercial and industrial inverter solutions. Its 15-22k three-phase inverters and 8-10.5k single-phase inverters have been quite a success in the market. “Our inverters are becoming increasingly popular in Brazil. And we are launching our next generation residential inverter MIN2.5-6kTL-X for the Brazilian market very soon. This is the powerful future solution for residential PV system.”
“Many customers are attracted by its design at first glance. It has OLED display and touch button, which can last over three million clicks. It’s about 35% lighter than common inverters of previous generation because we use light and flame-retardant aerospace grade materials. It has powerful smart functions as well. By connecting it to our Online Smart Service(OSS) platform, customers can monitor, manage and maintain installed systems remotely. It saves time and money.” This next generation residential inverter is expected to gain its INMETRO certification in June according to Zhang.
Zhang has high expectations for this coming new inverter model and business growth this year. “Brazil has great solar potential and the market will continue to grow. We will continue to increase our investments and improve our service in Brazil and South America. With our leading advantages in residential and C&I inverter solutions, our goal is to take 20% market share of the rooftop sector in Brazil.”