GoGreenSolar + Enphase = A Powerful Partnership
GoGreenSolar and Enphase Energy, a close partner of GoGreenSolar, recently held a webinar to review Enphase’s all-in-one home energy system. Today, we’ll recap the information they presented and a link to view the webinar in its entirety on YouTube.
Enphase Energy: An All-in-One Solution
Enphase Energy is the leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enable consumers to make, use, save and even sell their own power – and control it all with a smart mobile app.
There are three main components to Enphase’s all-in-one home system:
- Enphase App
- Enphase IQ Microinverters
- Enphase IQ Battery
The Enphase app enables you to:
- Choose which appliances to back up and prioritize in the event of an outage
- Contact customer support and troubleshoot your system directly in the app
- Get alerts about extreme weather events so you can prepare your home to stay powered during an outage
- Sell surplus electricity back to your utility provider for cash or credit on your bill
- Automatically optimize backup power, energy savings or both.
Enphase IQ8 Microinverter
Enphase Energy’s pioneering microinverter technology made rooftop solar more productive, reliable, smart and safe when it was introduced 15 years ago. Today, more than 1.7 million homes in 130 countries rely on 39 million Enphase microinverters to access solar energy.
Why use Enphase microinverters?
- Enables virtually seamless switching on or off-grid
- Features sunlight backup even without a home battery – an industry first
- Offers more power to your home by enabling your system to produce as much solar energy as you can make, regardless of battery size
- Features a space-saving footprint that packs more power in less space than other rooftop solar systems
- Includes an industry-leading 25-year limited warranty
Here’s how Enphase microinverters stack up next to competitors’ string inverters:
Enphase IQ Battery
Enphase’s IQ battery is designed for maximum safety, operating at low-voltage DC power that avoids dangers posed by high-voltage DC power systems.
Enphase’s Power Start™ technology intelligently provides enough surge power to start power-hungry appliances smoothly during a grid outage. In addition, the Enphase system is efficient, modular and affordable, making home battery backup more practical for more people than ever.
Here’s how Enphase IQ batteries compare to competitors’ batteries:
Sunlight Jump Start™
Sometimes even your backup needs a backup.
Today, outages are more frequent and often last longer. Historically, solar battery backup systems have relied on the battery to initiate backup power to the home. However, if your battery backup system is fully depleted due to a prolonged grid outage, the battery will not be able to restart the system, even when the sun returns.
Sunlight Jump Start™ solves this problem, as the solar microinverter energizes the home from sunlight and jump-starts the system even after the batteries are depleted. Other systems require visits by an installer to manually restart the system when the grid is down.
Sunlight Jump Start™ is integrated into every IQ8 microinverter, giving you maximum resiliency and peace of mind.
Enphase Energy Systems: A Flexible, Affordable Choice
Enphase Energy enables you to design a solar system that’s right for you.
Here’s a recap of the four options listed above.
1. Solar-Only System
A basic Enphase Energy package still meets all the fundamental requirements of a solar system.
- Best-in-class technology
- Setting the pace for storage add-on
- No sunlight backup
2. Sunlight Backup
You’ll have some support to power the essentials during an outage.
- Daytime backup power
- Does what customers expect solar to do
- Prepares customers for storage add-ons
- 4 circuits on backup
- Significant investment required
3. Home Essentials Backup
Have peace of mind with a high-quality solar system that provides enough backup power when you need it most.
- An amazing starter system
- Provides full power with sunlight
- 4-8 circuits on backup
4. Full Energy Independence
Completely eliminate your electric bill and have backup power for your entire home.
- Full power from the roof
- No PV shedding required
- Daytime vs. evening
Enphase Energy components are now more affordable than ever, with multiple financing options available:
- Buy a 10kWh battery and a 5-year warranty extension for up to 15 years of limited warranty coverage
- Pay zero interest with no payments for a year, or select a 15-year financing option
- Ask your solar installer to help you choose the best financing option for your budget
- Contact your existing financing partner for details
Work with an expert GoGreenSolar consultant to design the perfect system for you!
Watch the full Enphase Energy webinar here.