Enphase Energy started as many now-large companies do: with humble beginnings, and a big payoff. The founders of the company, Martin Fornage and Raghu Belur, started Enphase in 2006 and quickly became known for their high-quality micro inverters. Enphase itself is also well known as the first company to successfully commercialize micro inverters. Their first solar panel inverter was released in 2008. Since then, they’ve been a leader in the industry providing excellent inverters from Europe all the way to Australia.
What Makes Enphase So Special?
Sunpro and Enphase Home Energy Solution combines solar, storage, and software that tracks your production and consumption: an all-in-one solar energy system that maximizes your savings while you are busy living your life. This is what it makes Enphase Special:
Enphase micro-inverters are the world’s most technologically advanced inverters. They are able to withstand tremendous heat without any issues. They have no moving parts so they are more reliable. The Enphase warranty covers your inverters for 25-years- the same lifespan as your solar panels.
This Is All Interesting, But What’s a Micro Inverter?
A micro inverter circuit is a piece of technology that converts the solar power your panels capture into pure energy for your household to use. When your solar panel system catches energy from the sun, the solar cells turn this into DC (Direct Current) energy. The Enphase micro inverter then converts the DC energy into AC (Alternating Current) energy, which is used in most homes. That means an almost instant energy conversion of all the energy your solar panels get.
Before micro inverters were invented, string inverters were the norm. Each panel fed straight into one main inverter via “strings” attached to each panel. The problem with this was that the system would only produce as much electricity as its least productive panel.
Here’s an example: suppose you had 4 solar panels installed on your roof, and 3 of them operating at full efficiency. If the 4th panel was only operating at 50% efficiency, you would only net 50% of all the energy your panels produced.
With micro inverters, each panel has its own inverter. This means that every ounce of rays those panels soak up, you’ll get, even if one of them has an annoying cloud (or tree) blocking it’s sunlight.
Online Monitoring – MyEnlighten App
In addition, whenever Sunpro Solar installs a solar array, we also install the Enphase Envoy which is your networking hub to connect you to the Enphase MyEnlighten monitoring. The MyEnlighten app gives you an online account that can be accessed through cell phone, tablet, or computer. With Enphase Enlighten, you can monitor your solar panels energy production, and gain insight into your system. If you already have Enphase MyEnlighten account you can login here.
The Enphase MyEnlighten app offers the following features.
- It confirms all is well with the System Status Indicator. If there’s trouble, the indicator shows the problem and provides troubleshooting tips.
- You can verify today’s performance at-a-glance.
- It allows you to view historical production data by days, months, or hours.
- MyEnlighten lets you view historical weather data to understand variations in performance.
- You can easily share your daily energy production on social media via integrated buttons.
And finally (but not lastly), they combine high quality, long lasting products with reasonable prices. Sunpro Solar refuses to offer anything but the best, that means we only use the best. That means using Enphase.Find Out More
Enphase AC Battery: Take full advantage of your power
Don’t waste the energy your system produces when nobody’s home. The Enphase AC Battery stores your excess power for when you need it, so you can save a lot more on your energy bill.
Enphase Storage System offers:
- Lower upfront costs: More affordable than other storage options.
- Higher performance: 96% round-trip efficiency.
- Greater reliability: Minimum 10-year expected life and no single point of failure.
- Safer: Safety certified by TUV Rheinland and there no high-voltage DC in system.
Take a deeper dive on how you can be part of this solar movement with Sunpro and Enphase.