Photovoltaics/Inverters 040708

 (June 2004) Ballard, a company highly connected with fuel cells,  breaks into the solar inverter market with a 75kW power converter.  The company entered this market since global growth for PV has been at 30 percent.  Ross Witschonke, Ballard’s Vice President - Sales & Marketing , said. “The photovoltaic market has grown an average of 25 percent per year since the 1980s, and the majority of that growth has come in grid-tie applications.”  Ballard also expects to add a 30kW inverter product for installations in the second half of 2004.