The Enphase Energy System combines PV systems, batteries and software into a complete package so you can generate, use, store and sell your own energy through a smart mobile app.
With an Enphase Energy System, each solar panel has its own microinverter, so if one panel goes into the shade or has the rare problem, the other panels are still generating power.
Enphase is a US-based company that started in 2006 in Silicon Valley, California. With over 3,000 employees, it owns 60% of the home solar market in the US, 65% in France and 40% in the Netherlands.
Over 3.3 million Enphase systems are currently in operation Worldwide with over 63 million microinverters installed
Enphase’s technology uses microinverters for each solar panel, instead of a conventional string inverter. This means that each solar panel operates independently of the others. These micro-inverters offer a 25-year warranty, so it’s a highly reliable system, saving you time and money for the lifetime of the PV system.
At the same time, Enphase’s system is the ideal choice for cases where there will be shading in the solar panels, as shading losses are dramatically reduced. In a conventional inverter, the PV panels are assembled in groups (strings – Strings), where the solar panels are connected in series with each other. The result is that shading on one solar panel also affects the performance of the rest of its string. But in Enphase’s system, since each solar panel operates independently of the others, shading one solar panel does not affect the others.
According to the Enphase system, the malfunction or failure of one solar panel does not affect the rest, as in a conventional string inverter, where the failure of one PV panel leads to the failure of the entire string.
Finally, Enphase’s system is safer, as by closing the general switch of the solar system, the voltage in the PV panels immediately comes to a safe level (below 50 V), in contrast to conventional inverters, where even closing the main switch, the voltage in the PV panels remains high at the level of 500 – 800 V.
The Enphase Microinverter design is the safest choice for solar power. Unlike central inverter systems, Enphase systems never contain high voltage direct current (DC) power, eliminating the risk of fires due to DC failure.
SolarWay was chosen by Enphase, trusting the quality of our services, along with 4 other companies throughout Greece, to promote its solution in its opening to the Greek market. There has already been the first installation in the area of Verga Kalamata in a 10 kW photovoltaic system which uses the complete Enphase Energy System solution. Press here to read more.