Enphase was founded in March 2006 and has since grown to be the world leader of micro-inverter technology with more than 1.1 million solar power system installed across the world.
In an Enphase solar power system a small microinverter is installed beneath every solar panel on your roof, these ensure maximum performance from each and every panel and also send performance and other related data to the Enphase envoy which acts as a communication hub and transmits the accumulated data to the Enphase monitoring platform Enlighten.
Why choose an Enphase Microinverter system?
Microinverters are becoming increasing popular over string inverters for their safety, reliability, individual solar panel monitoring (available to consumers for an extra cost) and performance improvements.
Lower your Energy Bills – Enphase microinverter solar power systems are designed for maximum performance, which means greater solar electricity production and a much lower electricity bill.
A smart choice – Unlike traditional string inverter technology, an Enphase microinverter solar power system enables all solar panels installed on your roof to operate independently from each other thereby eliminating the effect one underperforming solar panel may have on the rest of the system.
Proven reliability – The Enphase microinverter solar power system is the result of strict and comprehensive design and testing processes. There are now more than 16,000,000 Enphase microinverters installed in 62 countries across the globe and Enphase have the confidence to offer a 10-year limited warranty on each microinverter and the Envoy S Gateway unit has a 5 year warranty.
Total safety – with an Enphase microinverter solar power system only standard 240V AC wiring is run through your home – there is no need for very high voltage DC cabling to be installed nor are any DC isolators (a number of which have been recalled due to safety concerns) installed.
Monitoring – Your Enphase microinverter system will be connected to the internet and you can monitor your systems performance on your computer or smart phone no matter where you are in the world. In addition you will receive automatic email reports and alerts (you will need to leave your internet router permanently connected to the internet for this feature to function).
Performance improvements – an Enphase microinverter system can improve the performance of your solar power system by up to 20%. In traditional string inverters shading, dirt/dust or even leaves on a solar panel can dramatically reduce the amount of electricity produced by your solar power system as each solar panel is limited by the others in the string. With an Enphase system the energy from each individual solar panel is converted into AC electricity therefore only the panel that is affected by the shade, soiling or leaves has a reduced power output, the unaffected solar panels continue to produce the maximum amount of electricity.