Over Half of US Home Solar Systems Used Microinverters in 2013

The surging U.S. residential sector has long been a core market for microinverters and DC optimizers, accounting for over one-third of all module-level power electronics shipments (in megawatts) globally for the past couple of years.

Installation and interconnection figures from state programs and utilities are still coming in, but GTM Research expects the 2013 U.S. residential sector to land between 750 and 800 megawatts-DC. (We’ll report the official numbers in the forthcoming GTM Research/SEIA Solar Market Insight 2013 Year-in-Review.) Meanwhile, in GTM Research’s recently published report on microinverters and DC optimizers, we estimate combined shipments of microinverters and DC optimizer units destined for U.S. residential systems to have topped 430 megawatts — well exceeding 50 percent of the installations in the segment.

Microinverters have 42% share of market in US

Microinverters have 42% share of market in US

via Over Half of US Home Solar Systems Used Microinverters or DC Optimizers in 2013 : Greentech Media.