Enphase Microinverters

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Enphase Microinverters – All you need to know

Choosing the right inverter is very important. With so many options available like string inverters, micro-inverters, string inverters with DC optimizers, it becomes difficult to decide which one is best. All inverters convert Direct Current into Alternating Current then you must be wonderig where lies the difference.

We will explain the key differences in an easy to understand language, that you might find, it’s simpler that you thought.

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String Inverters

A string inverter is connected to a series or “string” of solar panels and converts the power generated by the rootop panels In the form of DC (Direct Current) in to AC (Alternating Current) , for the solar system as a whole. In this architecture, if one panel fails, the whole system shuts down.

Micro Inverter

A micro-inverter, is attached to each panel in a solar system, and there is no single point of failure. In this architecture, each panel works independently, it does not matter, what happens to one panel, the rest of the system keep on generating the power.

Enphase microinverter comparison

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More production, more saving

In string inverter systems, if there is shade, or a pile of leaves, or birds poop on one panel, then every other panel works at a diminished capacity. This means a little obstacle can have a huge impact on power generation. But with micro-inverters, if there is dirt, shade or obstruction in one panel, the other panels would stay unaffected and will generate power to their fullest. Hence, more power generation from same panels.

Advanced Inverter technology of Enphase micro-inverters deliver higher power productions and safety for your home. They are the popular choices of daycare centres and schools as they meet the strictest government safety requirements.

  • Built with Safety in mind

    As we know the rooftop solar panels convert sunlight into high voltage Direct Current which then flows into the central inverter which converts it into Alternating current. If something goes wrong between the panels and the inverter, that high voltage DC can spark a fire. But Enphase micro-inverters are designed with safety in mind. As soon as the panels absorb sunlight and convert it into DC, the micro-inverters tucked underneath each panel convert the power into AC hence no Direct current flows through wires across your roof.

  • Built-in shutdown

    Enphase micro-inverters have been designed to safely shutdown automatically to reduce fire and electrocution risk. It ensures complete safety in the event of an emergency by de-energising the solar panels.

  • Smart technology

    The Enphase Envoy communication gateway gathers data from your micro-inverter and delivers it to Enlighten software, which helps you to track your system’s performance. Envoy communicates in the other direction too, by letting your installer pinpoint any issues remotely and delivering updates to your micro-inverter. By using this app, you can manage the energy usage and save energy.

  • Unparalleled flexibility

    Now, you can extend your panel arrays across multiple roof areas and orientations. This enables you to harvest maximum sunlight and hence more power.

  • Tough

    Australian weather is no joke and to choose a solar system that lasts longer in the harshest of environments is critical. Enphase microinverters have been through 1,000,000 extreme environmental testing and an industry-leading commitment of less than 500 defects per million units manufactured.

  • Longest warranty

    Enphase offers industry’s strongest warranties and takes responsibility for the quality of its products. Its microinverters come with standard 10-year warranty with options to extend the coverage to 15,20 or 25 years. It is the only inverter that offers upto 25 years warranty in Australia*.