Enphase IQ8 microinverters currently delivering in the U.S.

Dec 28, 2021 01:17 PM ET
  • Enphase Energy introduced that it has started manufacturing shipments of IQ8 microinverters for customers in North America.
Enphase IQ8 microinverters currently delivering in the U.S.
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IQ8 is Enphase's smartest microinverter yet as well as essentially changes the standard for solar modern technology, which otherwise needs a grid link to operate. With IQ8, property owners can currently create a microgrid throughout a power interruption making use of sunlight, giving backup power also without a battery.

" We delight in to supply our customers the all-in-one Enphase Energy System powered by the software-defined IQ8 solar microinverters," stated Badri Kothandaraman, president and chief executive officer of Enphase Energy. "We started piloting the item in the third quarter of 2021 with pick installers and also the comments has actually been terrific. House owners not only obtain backup power with sunlight, however likewise have the versatility to add even more solar or batteries in the future as their demands transform."

The Enphase Energy System with IQ8 comes in 4 different setups: the initial is Solar Only; the second is Sunlight Backup without any battery and the addition of IQ Load Controller to only sustain necessary loads throughout a blackout; the third is Home Essentials Backup with a small battery; and the fourth is Full Energy Independence with a huge battery. While the very first setup is a basic grid-tied system, the staying setups are grid-agnostic systems which need the Enphase IQ System Controller 2 (previously called Enpower clever switch) to island the home throughout a failure. For homeowners that want a battery, there are no sizing constraints on matching an Enphase battery with the planetary system. And all configurations can be personalized for house owners with the help of Enphase installer partners.

" The IQ8 Microinverter has actually altered the way we think about installing home solar energy systems," claimed William May, proprietor and also operator of May Electric Solar, an Enphase Energy installer companion based in Florida. "The innovation offers us the capability to develop a remedy that fits our client needs, with or without a battery, as well as provides them with dependable, budget friendly as well as much safer power."

The IQ8 household consists of 5 types of software-defined microinverters, IQ8, IQ8+, IQ8M, IQ8A, and IQ8H, with peak output AC power of 245VA, 300VA, 330VA, 366VA, and 384VA, respectively. The IQ8H microinverter is Enphase's most effective microinverter to date as well as has a California Energy Commission (CEC) performance of 97%. The multiple kinds of IQ8 enable smooth pairing with a full variety of solar modules, up to 540 WDC.

While IQ8 pilot installments started in the 3rd quarter of 2021 with select installer partners, manufacturing shipments for Enphase's wider network of representative and installer partners in North America started recently.

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