IHS Research report shows that the global PV inverter buyers, is the fastest growing storage needs. Although the technology is still relatively immature, but IMS Research for the global PV inverter four hundred customer survey showed that nearly a third of respondents forecast that by 2015, over 40% of their installed solar systems Enabling energy storage technology.
IHS Power and Energy Research Manager Sam Wilkinson (Sam Wilkinson) said: "For photovoltaic systems, energy storage is becoming more and more important, if the supplier can deliver products that meet the industry expectations, photovoltaic energy storage market can remarkable development over the next two years. "this survey also asked customers about their use of micro-inverters, display relatively high price of this technology to become a widespread disorder.
But the survey also revealed that in 2012 over 2011, compared enabled micro inverters proportion of customers has increased ten percent. Respondents emphasized that they have the ability to block against the impact of additional design flexibility as the use of micro inverters most common reason.
Wilkinson said: "Because they offer the advantages and characteristics of the micro-inverter is becoming more widely accepted, but the price to make a major unfavorable factors, micro-inverters are not currently purchase most of the respondents said for them, the need to reduce the price of more than 50%, they only consider enabling. "