Since its founding in 2006, Enphase Energy has developed and commercialized the first microinverter system for residential and commercial solar PV applications. Since then, it has shipped over 13 million microinverters to residential and commercial customers across 21 countries to date!
For those new to Enphase microinverters, you should know that they offer some excellent benefits over traditional central/string inverters. By inverting DC energy at the module level, wiring from the panels can be at lower and safer AC voltage. Enphase microinverters can also manage maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for each individual panel, instead of the entire string (like string inverters do). That means shade affecting one panel will not reduce the power output of the remaining array. A big deal! Individual MPPT helps get more useable power out of your solar system investment!
With each generation of its microinverter line, Enphase makes it more efficient and easy to convert solar energy to useable electricity for houses and businesses. And this is just the case with its new IQ line of microinverters, and associated components and products (look for them below). Enphase is committed to taking time and energy and cost out of the solar system design and installation phases. And the new IQ line furthers their cause!