Enphase Energy Launches M215-Z Microinverter
Zep Compatible microinverter enables Enphase Energized™ AC Module Solutions
Petaluma, Calif. – October 18, 2011 – Enphase Energy today announced a new addition to the 215-Series microinverters, the M215-Z, which seamlessly integrates with the frame of any Zep Compatible™ solar module. The M215-Z combines the performance and intelligence of Enphase microinverters with the time saving and aesthetic advantages of the Zep Solar mounting system. Zep Compatible solar modules are available today from leading module makers, and new Enphase Energized modules were recently announced from Upsolar and Sharp Solar.
“Our module partners want the benefits of an AC Module solution without the hassle of unique SKUs and the risk of unproven technology. We’ve worked closely with our partner Zep Solar to provide module makers a no-compromise solution to their needs,” said Raghu Belur, co-founder and VP of products. “Not only does this approach give our module partners flexibility, it also lets our customers install the brands they know and trust.”
The M215-Z can be connected to Zep Compatible modules while on the ground, allowing the mounting hardware, inverter and module to be installed on the roof at the same time. Wire management is accomplished by snap-in AC wiring clips offered by Zep Solar, further streamlining the installation process.
“We’re very excited about the partnership between Enphase and Zep Solar and the groundbreaking improvements our combined solution offers to the market. Zep Solar’s installation platform allows the Zep Compatible Enphase product to be a truly plug-and-play solution that offers significant installed cost savings,” said Jack West, CTO and co-founder of Zep Solar.
The M215-Z begins shipping in November 2011 and will be available at authorized distributors. Visit Enphase Energy’s booth, #1331, at Solar Power International 2011 to see the full portfolio of Enphase Energized AC Module
About Enphase Energy
Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Our semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. www.enphase.com
About Zep Solar
Zep Solar, Inc. was founded in 2009 by PV industry veterans to advance the proliferation of solar energy through well designed PV mounting and grounding products that offer speed of installation, ease and low cost to a wide range of applications. With its Zep Groove™ PV module frame technology, a catalog of mounting and grounding hardware, and third party Zep Compatible™ products, Zep Solar offers the world’s first comprehensive platform for PV system installation. Zep Solar’s platform drastically reduces the cost and complexity of designing, shipping, warehousing and installing PV systems. Please visit www.zepsolar.com for more information about our company and products. You can also follow us on Twitter @ZepSolar.
PR Manager, Enphase Energy
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