AC modules make a comeback

By Kelly Pickerel Two years ago, research came out that predicted the integrated smart and AC module market would reach 1 GW by 2020. Looking around at the market then, it seemed kind of impossible. The 2014 integrated market barely hit 73 MW, and it is supposed to increase 14 times to 1,000 MW in seven years?
Global Smart and AC PV Module Base-Case Forecast, 2014-2020E Source: Smart and AC PV Modules, 2015-2020
Power optimizers (to make modules smart) and microinverters (to make modules AC) have been around and in use, but integrated modules with either option are harder to find.
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