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 expect that by 2015, over 40% of the solar energy system installed to enable them energy storage technology .
More than 60 percent of respondents said the system price includes energy storage technology to improve 10-29% is " acceptable ", although nearly a third of respondents said they are ready to pay a higher premium. 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 the product in line with industry expectations , photovoltaic energy storage market can remarkable development over the next two years . "
The survey also asked customers about theirusing micro inverters , display relatively high price of this technology to become a widespread disorder. But the survey also revealed that in 2012 compared to 2011 , compared to enable micro-inverter proportion of customers has increased by ten percentage points . Respondents stressed that they have the ability to fight the effects of occlusion , additional design flexibility using micro inverters become the most common cause.
Wilkinson said: "Due to the advantages and features they provide , micro inverters are becoming more widely accepted , but the price to make a major disadvantage , the majority of respondents micro- inverter with charger is not currently represented purchases for them, the need to reduce the price by more than 50 % before considering they enable . "