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Article Published 03/28/2023 3 min read

Webinar: Solar PV Inverter Lifespans

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Melissa Ann Schmid melissa@energybin.com

In the United States, roughly 43% of maintenance calls on PV systems are due to inverter malfunctions, as found in a 2020 data survey conducted by NREL.

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Additionally, 35% of measured yield losses are due to inverter failures. On the front end, this issue calls for the development of longer lasting inverters. On the back end, inverters will always need repair or replacing to optimize their performance, regardless of the length of their lifespans, as is true for all technological devices.

In this webinar, Nathan Roberts, Sales Director & Engineer at Solar Cellz USA, will discuss inverter lifespans and opportunities in an aftermarket poised to reach $9.4 billion annually by 2025.

By viewing this webinar, you will learn:

  • Average life expectancies of various inverter types
  • Common defects, and what should be repaired versus recycled
  • O&M considerations during project planning, procurement, and installation

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Duration:  35:18 minutes


Nathan Roberts avatarNathan Roberts
Sales Director & Engineer
Solar Cellz USA


Nathan G Roberts III is the Sales Director & Engineer for Solar Cellz USA. For the past 17 years, he has worked to build a reliable and sustainable grid infrastructure. After spending more than five years working for SMA Technology as an engineer, Nathan transitioned to focus his efforts on advancing reuse and recycling of solar energy products. He has commissioned more than 120 residential, commercial and utility-scale clean energy projects throughout North America. Prior to joining SMA Technology, Nathan worked as a Lobbyist for the State of North Carolina Clean Energy Transition Committee. Nathan holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University and is a Solar Energy International (SEI) Accredited Professional. He’s also a member of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA).


Thomas Hennessey avatarThomas Hennessey
Business Development Manager


Thomas Hennessey is the Business Development Manager at EnergyBin. He is committed to accelerating a robust and sustainable secondary market and expanding the network on EnergyBin. On the platform, Thomas connects buyers and sellers of solar equipment around the world. Thomas received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in 2016, focusing on marketing, specialized sales, merchandising, and operations. He has over five years of experience in B2B sales and marketing. He began working at EnergyBin in early 2021 and is eager to be a part of the overall push towards renewables, particularly focusing his advocacy on reuse and recycling.