Featured Array: Black Platinum Solar & Electric


Located in Glendale, Arizona, this is a prime residential system. The innovative architecture design of the home is accentuated by having the most advanced solar technology in the world.

Black Platinum Solar & Electric installed the 23.5kW PV system, which is comprised of 100 Sharp monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic modules rated at 235 Watts each. The photovoltaic modules are roof mounted in portrait layout on 14 rows, ranging from 2 modules to 16 modules per row. The solar array is tilted at 11° to 16°, per the client request, for optimal energy production.  The tilt of the array is able to handle the high winds of the area.

The system owner chose BPS&E to install Enphase because of several factors. A family member has an Enphase system with excellent power production, the length of the warranty and the strong work ethic of BPS&E.

John Black, owner of Black Platinum Solar & Electric and installer of this array, solely installs Enphase systems, nothing else. John explains his experience with Enphase in a simple sentence:

“I have been involved in many fields of work in my career, and I have never had such a excellent rapport with a manufacturer and their support team: the word ‘team’ definitely sums it all up… Enphase have been excellent to work with, have always been there for me and, most of all, have been patient when there was a situation I did not fully comprehend. I have nothing but high praise for the entire staff at Enphase.”

Power control, conversion and monitoring is achieved via 50 D380 microinverters, which are wired for a nominal output of 240VAC, single phase. This system is projected to generate 45.544 MWh annually, approximately 100% of the home’s projected annual energy consumption.

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5 Responses to “Featured Array: Black Platinum Solar & Electric”

  1. Joshua D Lincoln /

    Where exactly is this site located? I am a student at the Thunderbird School of Global Management right in Glendale. Although I am not currently in Glendale, when I returen in the Fall I would love to check this project out and bring some classmates. Looks like a great project.
    thank you

    • John Black /

      Joshua, I am sorry this client wants to remain anonymous, and his home is in a gated community with restricted access. I am sorry but this is their request..


  2. Gary In Glendale /

    You and a few classmates are invited to preview a vacant lot where a new home in Glendale will be constructed, using Enphase Microinverters with “xyz” PV modules. As long as you and they are willing to keep it confidential, we will share our ideas with you and your classmates and perhaps a class project could be planned, to track the design, installation, operation, and monitoring of this system. By “confidential” we mean that the address and names of the owners will not be publicized to the general public.

    Contact six x two five six one x 1 x 2 if interested.


  3. Adam Rizzo /

    Nice work John, whatever happened to the customer I referred to you? I’m sure you took great care of them! Keep up the great work1

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