GoodWe launches AI-empowered Next-Gen AFCI technology

GoodWe, a leading provider of solar inverters, has introduced its new-generation Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI), validated by TÜV Rheinland, to address DC arcing faults in photovoltaic (PV) systems. By integrating advanced artificial intelligence (AI), this technology detects arcing with remarkable precision. It boasts an arc detection distance of 200m and achieves a rapid shutdown within 500ms. In collaboration with TÜV Rheinland, GoodWe has also released a whitepaper focusing on the safety concerns associated with DC arcing in PV installations.

The significant risk of electrical fires in PV systems due to DC arcing faults has become more prominent as the newly installed PV capacity reached approximately 240GW in 2022 and continues to rise. Recognizing this issue, GoodWe has pushed the boundaries of AFCI innovation to safeguard PV systems, in line with major market standards such as UL1699B and IEC63027.

TÜV Rheinland confirmed that GoodWe’s AFCI complies with technical market standards for dealing with DC arc faults within PV systems in residential, commercial and industrial scenarios, after a comprehensive evaluation.

Distinguished from traditional detecting approach that relies on personal experience, GoodWe’s new AFCI incorporates AI and deep learning to learn and analyze arc characteristics in various scenarios. This enables the creation of an arc characteristics library, eliminating false and omitted reports caused by environmental noise. GoodWe’s PV systems integrated with this AFCI function can achieve precise detection accuracy, as validated by TÜV Rheinland.

The advanced AFCI constantly searches for arc characteristics, and upon detecting a fault, the PV system will switch off the power supply within 500ms, surpassing the UL 1699B standard’s requirement of a 2.5s shutdown speed.

Furthermore, the AFCI supports a maximum detection cable length of up to 200m and can withstand a maximum input current of up to 30A, making it ideal for larger PV installations.

“We assess the performance of AFCI solutions through rigorous testing and evaluation, hoping it helps customers select the most suitable and reliable AFCI solution for their solar systems.” Stated Mario Comboni, Product Manager from TÜV Rheinland Group. “It is plausible that AFCI technology will be regulated in most European countries in the future. By releasing the white paper, we hope to contribute to shaping the future regulatory landscape and fostering the adoption of harmonized standards globally.”

“For the past five years, we have been dedicated to developing AFCI technology and leading the market in innovating advanced AFCI function. GoodWe’s new AFCI technology not only meets the standard requirements but also offers additional features and enhanced functionality.” said Ali Bouattour, Technical Director at GoodWe Europe GmbH. “We have made substantial investments in research and development to strengthen our technical capacity for long-term success. Looking forward, we will continue our collaborations with partners to deliver optimized solutions.”

PHOTO: Ali Bouattour from GoodWe, pictured left, and Mario Comboni from TÜV Rheinland.

GoodWe Launches 100kW Hybrid and Retrofit Battery Inverters for C&I Energy Storage Applications

GoodWe, a world-leading inverter manufacturer and energy storage solutions provider, has expanded its C&I energy storage solutions portfolio with two new additions: the ETC 100kW hybrid inverter and the BTC 100kW retrofit battery inverter, both of which can be coupled with GoodWe high-voltage battery system Lynx C (101kWh – 156kWh).

With a proven track record and extensive experience in the solar industry, GoodWe has been deepening its expertise in the C&I energy storage sector to meet growing demand. Building on the success of the ETC/BTC50kW series, the new ETC/BTC 100kW inverters ensure powerful backup, thereby delivering additional value to organisations with a strong reliance on uninterrupted power.

With a wide battery voltage range and a modular design, the ETC/BTC 100kW inverters provide great flexibility and easy installation, making them a popular choice for C&l customers. ETC/BTC inverters can switch to the backup mode in less than 10ms, ensuring an uninterruptible power supply for critical loads. Peak shaving is another important function supported by ETC/BTC inverters. By utilizing the energy storage system during periods of high energy demand, the inverters can help reduce peak demand charges and lower overall energy costs for customers.

The Lynx C battery is a high-capacity lithium-ion battery that can be used in conjunction with ETC/BTC inverters to provide reliable and scalable energy storage solutions for C&I applications. With a modular design, the Lynx C battery provides the required versatility to meet the needs of a wide range of C&I energy storage projects.

Each 100kW ETC Series inverter can be paired with up to 6 Lynx C batteries, allowing for a 100kW/936kWh energy storage system to meet various C&I scenarios. Meeting the needs of smaller systems, the ETC50kW inverter can be combined with three Lync C towers to form a 50kW/468kWh energy storage solution. This means that businesses can easily customize the system to meet their energy needs and maximize energy savings.

Daniel Huang, the CEO & founder of GoodWe, states: “We understand the unique energy needs of industrial and commercial customers, and we are committed to developing products that meet those needs. We look forward to working with our customers to unlock more hidden value of their businesses.”

GoodWe’s strategic C&I energy storage initiative, EcoSmart Commercial, provides a comprehensive range of inverters, batteries, BIPV solutions, and accessories, enabling seamless customization of systems tailored to specific needs. In the coming months, GoodWe will be launching additional C&I energy storage solutions to further enrich its EcoSmart Commercial lineup and offer more choices to its customers. With the launch of these solutions, GoodWe continues to strengthen its position as a leading provider of energy storage solutions for the solar market.

About GoodWe

GoodWe is a world-leading PV inverter manufacturer and smart energy solution provider listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688390). GoodWe has more than 4,600 employees situated in over 20 different countries and was regarded as the Global Top 3 hybrid inverter supplier by Wood Mackenzie in 2021. The company has an accumulative delivery of more than four million inverters and installation of 52 GW in more than 100 countries and regions. Having achieved seven consecutive TÜV Rheinland “All Quality Matters” awards and consistently being ranked at the top in terms of overall product quality, GoodWe’s comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV systems is guaranteed to deliver high performance and reliable quality across the board. For more information, please visit

Intersolar 2023: GoodWe solidifies leadership in hybrid inverter technology

Munich, Germany – June 5, 2023GoodWe, a leading provider of PV energy storage solutions, will be presenting its latest innovations at booth B4-210 during Intersolar 2023 in Munich, Germany, from 14 to 16 June. Building on the proven success of GoodWe’s cutting-edge hybrid inverters, the company is set to unveil a brand-new suite of energy storage solutions specifically designed for the commercial and industrial (C&I) segment. Highlights also include exciting additions to the company’s residential and utility product portfolios, further demonstrating GoodWe’s unwavering commitment to delivering seamless solutions across all market segments.

With the launch of the EcoSmart Commercial portfolio, GoodWe offers a compelling lineup of energy storage solutions to accommodate the fast-growing C&I segment. Incorporating a broad selection of compatible products spanning inverters, batteries and accessories for C&I applications, the new product line enables modularized system-design while also providing convenient all-in-one solutions. The inverter solutions of GoodWe are at the core of every system, intelligently managing the battery while optimizing PV yield. By installing GoodWe’s PV energy storage system, businesses, both large and small, can benefit from significant economic, environmental, and operational advantages.

A comprehensive energy storage portfolio for residential applications is available under the EcoSmart Home umbrella, with products designed to optimize self-consumption of generated PV power. While already available on the market, the EcoSmart Home is extending its product portfolio. Visitors will have the opportunity to preview a new-generation ET hybrid inverter and Lynx F high-voltage battery prior to their official launch.

Product development is central to GoodWe’s business operations; the company is constantly innovating and expanding to create value for its customer base. This commitment is also reflected in the new additions to the utility portfolio. A new, highly durable string inverter with power ratings up to 350kW will be introduced at the exhibition. The inverter has been engineered to work tirelessly even in high-temperature conditions, effectively reducing LCOE for large-scale projects. Furthermore, GoodWe offers a compact MV station that combines easily with its string inverters, completing the solution offering.

“GoodWe’s remarkable journey over the past few years has been characterized by rapid product deployments across continents,” states Thomas Haering, President of GoodWe EMEA. “With our brand well-established in the market, Intersolar presents an exceptional opportunity to connect with the individuals driving our success. We look forward to engaging in face-to-face interactions and fostering open exchanges during the exhibition. Together, we are shaping the future of solar energy.”

GoodWe’s booth, featuring state-of-the-art inverters at its core, presents a full range of solutions for residential, commercial, and large-scale scenarios, all known for their exceptional efficiency, safety, and quality. These solutions will be displayed across the generous exhibition space of almost 500 sq meters. Furthermore, the Intersolar will see a relaunch of the popular GoodWe PLUS+ installer loyalty program, offering new and attractive benefits such as free warranty extensions.

GoodWe sincerely welcomes solar professionals from all segments to visit its booth to further explore the brand-new solar products tailored for the EMEA region.

About GoodWe

GoodWe is a world-leading PV inverter manufacturer and smart energy solution provider listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688390). The company has more than 4,600 employees worldwide and has a track record of over 52 GW of installations in over 100 countries and regions. GoodWe offers an extensive range of products and solutions tailored for residential, commercial and industrial, and utility-scale PV systems, delivering reliable and high-performance solutions across its entire portfolio. In 2021, GoodWe was recognized as one of the top three hybrid inverter suppliers worldwide by Wood Mackenzie. For more information, visit

GoodWe and Infineon work to strengthen supply chain security

GoodWe Technologies (GoodWe), a world-leading smart energy solution provider, has held talks with Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon), a world-renowned semiconductor and system solutions provider. The meeting aimed to strengthen cooperation between the two parties, giving customers greater confidence and delivering more value to the market.

The collaboration was announced on 17 April during a visit to GoodWe’s headquarters by Infineon’s senior management, including Dominik Bilo, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of Sales, Marketing, and Distribution for the division Green Industrial Power (GIP), Yu Daihui, Senior Vice President and Head of GIP, Greater China, and Taffy Wu, GIP Senior Sales Director, Greater China. The executives addressed the industry’s pressing issue of supply shortages, discussed potential plans for cooperation, and expressed their optimism about further opportunities.

GoodWe is widely recognized as a leading inverter manufacturer that provides high-quality, reliable, and innovative solutions in the renewable energy industry. The company has a strong track record in research and development with a focus on enhancing the efficiency and performance of its products. Infineon values the cooperation with GoodWe due to its strong market position and commitment to quality and innovation.

GoodWe and Infineon will establish in-depth cooperation in applications development, new technologies, and products. Going forward, the two will work together to provide efficient systematic solutions to the market, enhancing the user experience and jointly addressing intense competition.

“We are excited to forge this cooperation with Infineon,” said Daniel Huang, CEO & Founder of GoodWe. “The current market competition is intense, and we are confident that our cooperation will help us meet the challenges and provide our customers with better products and services.”

“We believe this cooperation will bring significant benefits to both our companies and our customers,” said Dominik Bilo, EVP and Head of Sales, Marketing, and Distribution at Infineon’s GIP division. “It will help address the industry’s supply challenges with efficient energy solutions. We look forward to working with GoodWe to meet the needs of the industry and drive further growth.”

Aiming to be a comprehensive solution provider in the renewables industry, GoodWe is ramping up its efforts to offer more affordable and reliable smart energy solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, as well as utility projects.

About GoodWe

GoodWe is a world-leading PV inverter manufacturer and smart energy solution provider that was founded in 2010. The company was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688390) in 2020, solidifying its corporate reputation as a company that achieves sustainable growth in all markets it operates in. GoodWe offers a wide range of inverters, spanning from 0.7kW to 250kW, catering to various solar system sizes and applications. With a long-standing and strong presence in the solar market, GoodWe’s PV inverters have been installed in over 100 countries, with a cumulative installation of 52 GW. Additionally, GoodWe’s annual PV inverter capacity and battery capacity have reached 30 GW and 2.1 GWh, respectively, making it one of the leading companies in the global renewable energy industry.

 About Infineon

Semiconductors are crucial to solve the energy challenges of our time and shape the digital transformation. This is why Infineon is committed to actively driving decarbonization and digitalization. As a global semiconductor leader in power systems and IoT, Infineon enables game-changing solutions for green and efficient energy, clean and safe mobility, as well as smart and secure IoT. Infineon makes life easier, safer, and greener. Together with its customers and partners. For a better tomorrow.

Infineon designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of semiconductors and semiconductor-based solutions, focusing on key markets in the automotive, industrial, and consumer sectors. Its products range from standard components to special components for digital, analog, and mixed-signal applications to customer-specific solutions together with the appropriate software.

Solar energy investors focusing on large-scale projects

Increased emphasis is nowadays being placed on large-scale solar energy parks around Europe, as well as energy storage, through hybrid projects combining photovoltaics with batteries, participants at Intersolar Europe 2022, a major international conference and trade fair, held annually in Munich, have agreed.

The solar energy sector has enormous potential, especially in Europe, as a result of the EU’s decision to greatly reduce its reliance on Russian energy sources, participants noted, without overlooking concerns troubling the market, regarded as unstable by many.

Highlighting the growing level of interest in the solar energy sector, Intersolar Energy 2022 involved the participation of 1,356 exhibitors from 46 countries, attracting 65,000 visitors from 149 countries, a 33 percent increase compared to 2019.

A host of Greek companies took part, these being: Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems, Elvan S.A., ILVIEF SA, Inaccess ltd, Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, Organic Electronic Technologies PC (O.E.T.), Profilodomi, Protasis SA, Raycap GmbH, Recom Technologies, S.K.EVANGELOPOULOS AND CO, SOLBOTIX S.A.

Local representatives of major international players also participated, representing companies such as Huawei, Jinko, Goodwe, Krannich-Solar, Kostal and Raycap, all active in the Greek market.


Survey Digital signs 11 EPC contracts in January for projects around Greece

Survey Digital Photovoltaics signed within January 2021 contracts for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of eleven (11) photovoltaic parks of 400kW and 500kW, in various areas throughout Greece. Specifically, they are the following projects:

  1. Mesovarda Spata – 499.5 kW
  2. Velanideza Spata – 499.5 kW
  3. Voula-Varda Spata – 499.5 kW
  4. Peristeria-Sykamino Oropos – 399.60 kW
  5. Goumia Ampelonas Larissa – 499.5 kW
  6. Evernozi Ampelonas Larissa – 499.5 kW
  7. Kasian Tyrnavos Larissa – 499.5 kW
  8. Kotroules Tyrnavos Larissa – 499.5 kW
  9. Dalouka – Nea Aghialos – Volos – 499.60 kW
  10. Souvala – Nea Aghialos – Volos – 399.60 kW
  11. Gefiraki – Nea Aghialos – Volos – 399.60 kW

The equipment that will be used for the panels is from the companies Trina, Upsolar and Znshine, while for the inverters from the companies Sungrow, Huawei and Goodwe. The projects will be financed by National Bank of Greece Leasing and Alpha Bank, and will have completed their construction by the end of April 2021.

Along with the complete package of EPC services, Survey Digital supports its customers in receiving very competitive financing packages, through Alpha Bank. For mature projects looking for a quality EPC package accompanied by a flexible funding program, Survey Digital executives are available to discuss possible collaboration. Those interested can contact the company at 210 6044212 or via email at

GoodWe launches GoodWe PLUS+ including 10-year warranty extension

Following its IPO, GoodWe Europe has announced plans to launch its EMEA-wide PV installer program aimed at consolidating professional PV training and after-sales service under its new GoodWe PLUS+ initiative, the company has announced.

Participating installers will benefit from exclusive training, as well as a warranty extension to 10 years for all on-grid inverters up to 20 kW at no extra cost, the company noted.

The move has been well received in the PV industry and has “attracted the attention of well-established solar professionals” said Ali Bouattour, Technical Director of GoodWe Europe GmbH.

Asked about the purpose of the initiative, Managing Director Thomas Haering stated: “We take great pride in crafting and developing sophisticated solar technology and delivering unparalleled customer service. We have great confidence in our product and want PV installers to feel they have the full support of a world-class brand”.

GoodWe, one of the leading brands of solar inverters, has turned 2020 into a success story, with its IPO on the Shanghai Stock Market, its Global Call Centre, new Global Headquarters and its recent expansion in the utility segment.

The Suzhou-based manufacturer currently occupies the top spot in Wood Mackenzie’s global ranking of hybrid inverter suppliers with a 15% global market share and is expected to bring new technology to add to its existing portfolio in 2021.

GoodWe, a leading global enterprise which focuses on research and manufacturing of PV inverters and energy storage solutions, possesses an accumulative installation of 16 GW installed in more than 80 countries.

GoodWe solar inverters have been largely used in residential and commercial rooftops, industrial and utility scale systems, ranging from 0.7kW to 250kW.

GoodWe inverters offer reliable operation and outstanding performance and are well recognized by customers worldwide. GoodWe’s philosophy is to create partnerships with customers by identifying and integrating the most advanced components and techniques available while offering an unparalleled after-sales service.

Technological innovation is GoodWe’s main core competence. With an in-house R&D team of approximately 200 employees in two R&D centers, GoodWe can offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for residential, commercial and utility scale PV systems, ensuring that performance and quality go hand-in-hand across the entire range.

GoodWe has set up an integrated service system for pre-sales, in-sales and after-sales and has established service centres worldwide, aiming to offer global support to all customers including project consulting, technical training, on-site support and after-sales service.

GoodWe announces IPO, listed on Shanghai stock market

Power technology company GoodWe announced its initial public offering of its common stock last Friday and is now officially listed as a public limited company.

The shares began trading on the Shanghai Stock Market on Friday under stock code 688390.

The ceremony was attended by leading figures of the solar industry and coincided with GoodWe’s 10th anniversary – 10 years marked by relentless hard work, continuous innovation and international success. The company executives look back on the 10-year success story and set their sights on future goals, enshrined in the company’s Corporate Growth Strategy.

“GoodWe has achieved consistent, continuous and sustainable growth for several years and has proven, year after year, that its financial success is a result of its step-by-step approach of strategic growth and consolidation. We have been working relentlessly for over ten years and have reached new frontiers. The IPO marks the beginning of a new chapter” said CEO Daniel Huang.

“GoodWe is a stable, bankable and sustainable company with a sound financial management strategy. We have achieved good results in a relatively short time and we are confident about the company’s future growth trajectory. At GoodWe we don’t wonder what the future holds, we shape the future with our actions and innovations” added Rong Shen, VP of International Sales.

Milestones & Growth in 2019/2020


Stock Listed – Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SHA688390”)

Ranked Global No. 1 Hybrid Inverter Supplier by Wood Mackenzie

5 consecutive years of TÜV Rheinland All Quality Matters Award

First non-European inverter manufacturer to obtain the VDE-AR-N 4110-2018 certificate from TÜV Rheinland

Awarded “Top Brand PV Netherlands & Australia 2020” by EuPD Research


New Global Headquarter in Suzhou Hi-Tech New District

GoodWe ranked Global Top 7 PV Inverter Brand by Wood Mackenzie and BloombergNEF, and ranked Global Top 4 PV String Inverter Brand by IHS Markit

Awarded “Top Brand PV Australia 2019” by EuPD Research.

Future Business Strategy

Following its IPO, GoodWe’s Board of Executive Directors outlined the pillars of its Corporate Growth Strategy.

Leader in Storage

GoodWe is already the undisputed leader in the storage segment with 15% global market share and is currently ranked as the World’s No.1 residential hybrid inverter supplier by Wood Mackenzie. GoodWe will continue to expand its storage portfolio to include the latest innovations and continue leading the storage revolution. In 2020, GoodWe launched its SMART HOME solution, designed to give users maximum choice and flexibility. Further improvements in inverter technology and battery compatibility are expected in 2021 and 2022. GoodWe will continue to lead research efforts in SEMS energy applications to enable owners to benefit from timely automated energy choices based on real-time operating conditions and maximize use of clean energy. GoodWe will likewise lead research efforts aimed at implementing energy trading technologies enabling shared energy communities and zero-carbon future.

Pioneer of Global-Local Strategies

GoodWe has been operating continuously in over 80 countries and currently has offices and branches in 16 countries and also operates registered subsidiaries in the largest markets in the solar PV industry, including Germany, Australia, Korea and UK, with plans to expand this list to include the US and Japan, among many other countries. GoodWe maintains a strong local presence in every market with a robust network of sales, after-sales, technical and managerial staff employed locally. This enables the company to pay great attention to detail, not only on global market trends but also on local developments, policies and requirements. Following its IPO, the company has already implemented plans to expand its global reach with office premises in every major market while also increasing its localized presence to guarantee efficiency and quality of service worldwide. GoodWe has invested 160 million RMB in a new production line in its Guangde plant to match the growing demand from international markets and cater to the needs of each individual market in which the company operates.

Strength in Innovation & Development

GoodWe’s innovation is the result of continuous and persistent efforts from its 200+ R&D team. Over the course of the next few years GoodWe will increase funds directed at R&D operations and will expand its team and continue to provide the market with groundbreaking technologies aimed at improving energy efficiency and component resilience, as well as contributing to research in industrial automation and artificial intelligence. Over 200 million RMB will be invested in a brand new Smart Energy R&D building that will focus on developing cutting-edge technology.

Strength in Utility

The IPO marks GoodWe’s transition from stable, bankable company to a global multinational backed by international investors and heralds a new era of unlimited opportunities for the company and stakeholders alike. This makes GoodWe a trusted partner for utility-scale projects, where financial readiness is a key component. On top of that, the new HT Series, with current capacity of 100-136 kW will see new versions released up to 250 kW from 2021. The HT inverter seamlessly incorporates different sets of technical strengths intended to achieve higher savings in the installation, enhance productivity and diversify monitoring options, taking safety to the maximum possible level in accordance with the most demanding national standards. GoodWe is committed to contributing to the development of PV technology and its recent IPO is a key event that is going to accelerate that process.