The Enphase System

Each Microinverter integrates with advanced networking technology and web-based software to enable new levels of intelligence and connectivity in the solar array.

Specifically, the Enphase Microinverter System consists of the following components:

  • The Microinverter that connects to each solar module and converts DC power to grid-compliant AC power
  • The Envoy Communications Gateway that networks with each microinverter and transmits performance information to the internet
  • The Enlighten software where Enphase customers can monitor and manage their solar power systems 24 hours a day

Traditional Problem

Solar systems are constantly affected by environmental factors, such as shade, dust and debris.
Using a traditional inverter means that everything is wired in series, and the lowest performing module determines the performance of the entire series. This is commonly known as “The Christmas Light Effect,” and can significantly decrease the energy production of the system.

Enphase Microinverter Solution

Enphase Microinverters allow each solar panel to operate independently and control the power from each with 99.6% accuracy.
This results in a significant increase in the performance of the entire system.