Enphase Energy Acquires Next Phase Solar to Offer O&M Services

published: 2015-02-11 11:50 | editor: | category: News

Enphase Energy is expanding its Enphase Energy Services (EES) business by offering operations and maintenance (O&M) services. To accelerate the expansion, Enphase acquired substantially all of the assets of Next Phase Solar Inc., a provider of O&M services for the U.S. solar PV industry based in California.

Enphase is leading efforts to streamline solar PV asset management and O&M, and prepare for the broader-based maintenance and productivity service requirements of future energy management systems. With over 450 MW under management, EES works with system owners, operators and installers to protect their solar investments with a scalable asset management and O&M services offering, from concept through implementation to long-term maintenance. Enphase’s networked system enables solar stakeholders to make informed O&M decisions that keep capital outlays to a minimum, decrease time onsite, optimize system performance and generate a faster return on investment for their customers.

“By providing customers with proactive O&M services, EES is enabling them to focus on their core business of financing and installing solar systems,” said Paul Nahi, president and CEO of Enphase. “The acquisition of Next Phase Solar’s assets strengthens EES’ comprehensive ability to proactively and cost-effectively operate and maintain residential, commercial and utility-scale PV power plants within the U.S., regardless of manufacturer or brand, and marks Enphase’s latest effort to accelerate the mainstream adoption of solar energy.”

Next Phase Solar brings to EES a suite of comprehensive solar O&M services that have been optimized for system owners, equipment manufacturers, financiers, installers, and engineering, procurement and construction contractors. Services include preventive and corrective maintenance, asset management, warranty compliance, solar array cleaning and system commissioning. Likewise, customers of EES and Next Phase Solar have welcomed the expansion of Enphase’s services offering.

“Next Phase Solar has delivered outstanding value and security to our homeowners and installation partners, and we are excited to further expand our relationship with Enphase,” said Steve Michella, CEO of Dividend Solar, a solar loan company that works with quality-driven installers. “By adding Next Phase’s top-quality O&M servicing capabilities to its existing portfolio, Enphase is well-positioned to accelerate growth and build the leading energy management company in the U.S.”

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