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Enphase Energy Introduces New Solution for Commercial Solar Installations

published: 2014-10-01 17:01

Enphase Energy is now offering a new solar energy solution for the commercial market. The new offering combines the advantages of Enphase’s microinverter technology with a comprehensive set of services and partnerships to assist the owner and installer of a commercial solar project from concept through implementation and eventually to maintenance—providing low-cost solar energy and long-term reliability.

“We are offering the infrastructure and ecosystem for an end-to-end commercial solution that includes maintenance and support, with clear economic benefits,” said Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy. “Enphase is already powering more than 1,500 commercial systems across a wide variety of market segments, from schools and corporate offices to baseball stadiums. With this new commercial solution, Enphase addresses critical aspects of operations, finance and technology for the commercial owner, developer and installer.”

Enphase offers both a technology and O&M services solution capable of taking a commercial-scale system from concept to long-term operations and maintenance. The commercial-grade system includes the C250 Microinverter, the cloud-based Enlighten monitoring system, the Envoy Communications Gateway and a rapid-response Enphase Energy Services (EES) team, giving developers, installers and owners a robust solution for maximizing the performance of their solar assets.

The C250 Microinverter systemis specifically designed and built for medium and large commercial projects. Leveraging Enphase’s world-class microinverter technology, the C250 supports three-phase 480Vac installations for 60- and 72-cell PV modules, delivering optimal performance for larger commercial projects and a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) lower than that of competing inverters. The improved design efficiency of a C250 system enables less wiring and balance-of-system components, significantly reducing labor and installation costs.

Enphase has partnered with Folsom Labs to incorporate the C250 Microinverter system into HelioScope, Folsom Labs’ advanced system design tool. This integrated solution streamlines the system engineering workflow for commercial designers, enabling PV installations to be rapidly designed and modeled.

An integral part of the commercial solution, Enphase Energy Services (EES) provides proactive operations and maintenance services. Through remote and onsite maintenance, Enphase is enabling its customers to cost-effectively predict and manage their long-term O&M programs.

“There is a high demand for comprehensive, long-term O&M services in the commercial solar sector,” said Marty Rogers, vice president of global customer service and support for Enphase Energy. “With our unique bi-directional communications capability and unparalleled insight into the health and performance of our systems, we can deploy our EES teams in a much more cost-efficient, intelligent manner than what is currently available in the marketplace.”

Financing Partnerships

Pacific Power Renewables included, a growing network of financial service providers are partnering with Enphase to fast-track the financing of commercial solar projects and help customers unlock and enhance the long-term value of their systems. 


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