Tag Archives: Enphase

Does Solar Energy make Financial Sense?

“Now, I know Solar Energy just doesn’t make financial sense yet…..” He told me that with a straight face and obviously believed it.       I thought about his perception of solar for a while- why do we still think solar is out … Continue reading

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Data on Reliability of Inverters…

Enphase just released the numbers of reliability for string inverters versus microinverters.  The results are staggering. The data, collected separately and independently by Westinghouse Solar and SunEdison over a twoyear period from 2008 – 2010, show the reliability of microinverters is … Continue reading

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Enphase launches big!

Enphase has finally put their new generation of microinverters on the market. They have done it right.   With the new product they have fixed the two MAIN compaints that anyone has ever brought up against the micro-inverters. 1.  They … Continue reading

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Enphase System Installers Survey

Enphase recently tabulated the results of their first survey. This survey went out to installers who have installed at least one Enphase system. Newcomers and Veterans Agree on Enphase. Enphase has proven valuable to both solar first-timers and solar old-timers. … Continue reading

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Solar Decathalon 2009

These students from around the world did a great job using solar energy in their house designs. Some of them are unbelievable. Five of the teams (out of 20 total) used Enphase microinverters (in order to up the energy harvest … Continue reading

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Another MicroInverter installation!

This one was installed by professionals, but they used the enphase microinverters and were able to simplify the installation (he could have done it himself!). Keep Learning!

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How much Energy will this system produce?

Brilliant question. And one which requires a careful answer… It all depends! Some of the biggest confusion comes from Solar Installers overpromising on the energy production that a system will be able to produce. We want to be very careful … Continue reading

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Enphase Microinverters

These Microinverters rock. The game changers in the PV industry.

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DIY Solar Installation in Maine

Guy Marsden is a fascinating fellow who decided to use an enphase microinverter system to energize his barn. He chronicles the whole process on his website: http://www.arttec.net/SolarPower/index.htm You can see the trouble he went through as an “early” installer of … Continue reading

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MicroInverters vs. Central Inverters

Our Friends over at RenewableEnergyWorld.com have been putting out a solid podcast and one of their podcasts focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of microinverters vs. central inverters for photovoltaic systems. All of the contributors realize that micro-inverters have made … Continue reading

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