American and European solar PV market is almost Trina Solar, Suntech and Yingli Green Energy solar panels and the like Chinese manufacturers dominated. Leaving aside the trade war between countries aside, Chinese PV companies with its low-cost, high-quality crystalline silicon solar panels to win the battlefield. According to GTM Research Report, 2011, almost 50% of Chinese exports to the United States PV modules.
However, Research Solar Analyst MJ Shiao said on another important hardware photovoltaic system inverter, the Chinese companies in the
market share of almost zero (this analysis excluded Satcon and Advanced Energy
inverters manufactured in
). At present, the on grid inverter market is China and other European
companies SMA American companies (eg Fronius,, Advanced Energy, Kaco and
Satcon) dominated. Germany
Each grid-connected PV systems require an inverter to direct current into alternating current. Chinese enterprises in the inverter market share in the
U.S. and Europe
is not following reasons:
A) the cost of PV inverter PV systems accounted for only 7% of the total cost, so a cheaper inverter does not have much impact on the price of photovoltaic systems. Therefore, customers do not tend to choose cheaper Chinese production of inverters.
2) As many installers because of the quality, bankability and reliability issues do not choose China-made components, installers also less willing to choose
manufactured inverter. China
This MJ Shiao, commented: "the entire PV inverter gridtiepowerinverteronline is usually the largest cause of system failure, so third-party developers and engineers tend to higher quality inverters."
3) MJ Shiao said, because the UL 1741 certification (some vendors take two years to obtain UL certification) is difficult to obtain, European manufacturers entering the
Pofeizhouzhe. Many manufacturers have made some progress, but want to get UL
certification, or to spend energy. U.S.