Microinverters and Communication Gateway

Enphase IQ 7 and IQ7+ Microinverters

Once the solar panels are up on your roof, you will need to convert the DC power your panels make into the AC electricity used by your appliances. This is the job of the inverter.

 

Microinverters vs. String Inverters

We use microinverters because they allow each individual solar panel to perform at their peak efficiency. With string inverters, your system is only as efficient as your least efficient solar panel. If one panel goes out, your whole system stops producing electricity. Or if one panel is covered up by debris or shade, the whole system suffers. String inverters also make it a lot more expensive and time intensive to add on to your system later.

With microinverters, there is one for each solar panel. If one panel fails or is partially obscured, only that panel is impacted. The rest of the panels keep performing at their top efficiency. With smart monitoring, you can also monitor your system and see right away where there might be problems. Easier troubleshooting and less downtime mean that you aren’t losing valuable electricity every day your system is down.

In addition, microinverters are faster to install and make it easier and cheaper to expand your system if you need to. They also come with a 25-year warranty.

Enphase IQ 7 and Enphase IG 7+ allow us to quickly install your system and make sure it is running at optimum efficiency.

Download Enphase IQ 7 and IQ 7+ Data Sheet (PDF)

Download Enphase IQ Warranty (PDF)

 

 


Enphase Envoy-S Series

The Enphase Envoy S gateway is an integral component of the Enphase Home Energy Solution. It bridges the communication between Enphase microinverters, located on the rooftop, with the Enphase Enlighten monitoring software, located in the cloud. The Envoy gateway and microinverters communicate via standard AC powerlines in the home. The Envoy gateway and Enlighten monitoring software communicate via cellular or wireless internet connection. The Envoy S gateway can control grid management functions and monitor PV production.

Download Enphase Envoy-S Series Data Sheet (PDF)