Enphase Energy and Groupe Solution Energie (GSE), a provider of advanced residential solar solutions, entered into a strategic partnership to address sustainable solar development in France, Switzerland and Belgium. Enphase will be the exclusive inverter technology partner for GSE’s advanced solar PV solutions.
"GSE has years of experience in the field of end-user sustainable energy solutions in continental Europe,” said Olivier Jacques, managing director, EMEA, Enphase Energy. “We believe that the winning combination of the Enphase microinverter-based system, over hybrid DC technologies, and GSE’s innovative BIPV solutions provide a compelling offering to address the new self-consumption trends emerging in continental Europe.”
Founded in 2008 and with over 12,000 “turnkey” installations since inception in France, GSE is a key player in the French residential PV market. The company is already well-positioned to address next generation residential solar solutions in the upcoming smart grid environment. It provides services include end-to-end sustainable energy solutions and energy-efficient products, ranging from solar PV and solar thermal to insulation, heating and LED lighting - along with financial packages.
Under the terms of the agreement, Enphase will supply microinverters for GSE’s integrated solutions:
- GSE In-Roof System, an integration system for framed PV panels. After being combined with Enphase® Microinverters, the complete solution will be the ideal to be coupled to the brand-new GSE AIR’SYSTEM, an hot air recovery system which gather the heat generated by the PV modules and recycle for heating needs and warming water inside the house.
- GSE Ground System, a ground-fixing system designed for several use types such as supplementary PV installation and flat-roof gardens, optimized for self-consumption.
- GSE Sunshade, the first PV electric blind, an integrated system for façades, applicable without roof removal.
Ylan Sabban, CEO at GSE, commented, “The Enphase Microinverter system offers a number of advantages such as field-proven reliability, higher productivity yields and seamless flexibility, which make us extremely confident that we will provide an unmatched customer-satisfaction experience in the long run.”