Solar Power Inverters: Enphase Micro Inverter
Meet the world's first truly integrated energy system.
If you’re like us, you want a home energy system that just works. A system that makes your life easier – and saves you money – but one you don’t have to think about. The Enphase Home Energy Solution combines solar, storage, and software that tracks your production and consumption: an all-in-one system that maximises your energy savings while you’re busy living your life.
Key benefits of Installing Enphase Micro Inverters
1. Increased Output
An Enphase Micro Inverter is attached to the mounting kit underneath each panel. The micro inverter uses state of the art electronics to convert DC to AC underneath each panel. This allows each individual panel to output power independently from the other panels, significantly increasing system output.
According to Renewable Energy World, shading of as little as 9% of a solar system connected to a central inverter, can lead to a system-wide decline in power output with as much as 54%.
The below image is a great example of how micro inverters can significantly increase output. In this image, the system will be working at near maximum output, despite the patchy shade because each panel is independent from the rest of the array. As you can see the String inverter system has all panels limited to 50% dramatically reducing the power output.
One of the biggest limitations with standard string inverter systems is that the panels are installed in series, meaning that the system will always perform at the rate of the worst performing panel. This means that partial shade on even just one panel can have a large impact on the output of a system.
2. System Monitoring
The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway is the networking hub for the system. The Envoy Gateway connects to the internet to transfer live data on system performance and critical issues. As your Enphase Installer, Apollo Solar receive automatic emails alerting us to any technical issues. Customers are also able to read system output and check the system status on the Envoy’s LED screen.
The Enlighten software platform provides solar professionals and solar system owners with ongoing system statistics and up time assurance. Enlighten has a user friendly and engaging interface to view your energy production and consumption. This energy monitoring platform is regarded as one of the best in the industry.
3. No single point of failure
In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with one of the panels or micro inverters, the rest of the system that is unaffected will still be operational. This allows for less down time, and allows you to continue to generate solar power during a warranty claim or service check.
4. 10 Year Warranty as Standard
Enphase offer a 10 year warranty as standard. It is a full replacement warranty so you are not out of pocket in the event of a failure.
5. Battery Ready
Enphase systems are battery ready and are the preferred option if you are considering batteries in the near future.
The Enphase Energy Management System is unlike anything else currently available because of its compatibility. Enphase Batteries are connected directly to the meter board, where we install a control hub that manages power consumption and storage in the home. This allows the Enphase power storage system to be compatible with any existing solar system. The system itself has been designed to be modular, expandable, easily installed and can be tailored to each customer’s usage profile. A household or business will be able to monitor their usage, solar generation and peak times, and install more battery capacity knowing that it will pay for itself in the quickest possible time.