smallish integrators will need assistance with logistics to enter the space efficiently.
I don't deal with WESCO but they are very large.
pushing hard into U.S. market now--FL market now heating up for them which was surprising to me--appears that demand charges are getting steep in FL. these guys will end up cutting their own throats if they keep pushing for demand charge increases. sure they make a couple dollar in the early years but they will drive storage adoption at a much higher rate. like hamsters on a wheel getting nowhere but tired.
was on a call with them a few days ago--business development guy actually knew what he was selling. no mention of IPWR but they are using the gear.
"16 times lighter than the next smallest and most efficient inverter in the industry, which is 25kg"...SolarEdge is well known for leaving out the details (where the devil is). Press releases have been heavy on promises and light on data. Any projects with this inverter?
Power electronics can be very susceptible to the elements--can anyone here make comparisons to IPWR's tech which in theory accomplishes the same?
did the fear overtake you this week? taking the price under $5 is likely the final gambit--sub $5 can run off a lot of people (the dumb money) that otherwise would have held on.
Their grid is set up with enough solar to need a lot of battery storage.
22.02.2016: Germany?s Ministry of Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) announced that the new incentive program for PV energy storage will start on Mar. 1, 2016. The new program will expire at the end of 2018 and will have a budget of #$%$30 million ($33.3 million). Under the previous incentive scheme, which expired at the end of 2015, German state-owned bank development bank Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) awarded #$%$60 million in incentives to approximately 19,000 solar-plus-storage projects. The solar-plus-battery �Erneuerbare Energien ? Speicher� program, which came into force in May 2014, offered PV system owners a 30% rebate to help offset the cost of installing an energy storage system alongside their existing grid-connected PV installation. Under the program, KfW also offered low interest loans to help interested parties finance these PV storage systems. � PHOTON
In 2013 there was virtually no market for storage in the U.S.---almost NONE. Now there are dozens of "markets" and many more "energy miners" that will need the tools to mine the "revenue stack". The more solar is fought by imposing hefty demand charges and limiting the value net-metering, the more attractive the economics for batteries becomes. It is a vicious cycle that the utilities cannot stop. There is no other solution that is economically viable.