The Enphase Microinverter
Enphase uses Silicon Valley innovations to rethink how solar power is delivered. Our microinverters are based on advanced electronic and custom microchips that create a smarter, more efficient way of managing the power from solar arrays.
Traditionally, solar systems use central inverters to manage the power from the solar array. In this format, the power from tens, hundreds or even thousands of solar panels flows into a single, large piece of electrical equipment. This means the entire array of solar modules is managed as a single device, which exposes owners to decreases in performance and reliability.
In contrast, a microinverter connects to a single solar module to precisely manage power flow. This increases the overall output of the panels in the array, while also adding new levels of intelligence and connectivity.
The Enphase System
Enphase Microinverters are designed to operate in a fully-integrated system that includes advanced networking technology and a web-based management platform.
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 website where Enphase customers can monitor and manage their solar power systems 24 hours a day