May 2, 2023

The latest IQ8 Microinverter information for installers


Our smartest, most powerful microinverters yet, Enphase IQ8 Microinverters are designed to match the latest generation of high-output solar modules, delivering superior reliability, safety, and quality for residential and commercial solar systems.

Read further to learn the latest information about the IQ8 Microinverters, including technical details and documentation, installer training options, expected availability, and more. IQ8 Microinverters will be available for pre-orders starting May 3rd and will begin shipping in July.

What types of IQ8 Microinverters will be available? 

We’re planning to have three IQ8 Series Microinverter variants available in Australia: 

  • IQ8HC Microinverters  

  • IQ8AC Microinverters 

  • IQ8MC-ACM for exclusive use with SunPower-Maxeon AC Modules 

Where can I find the data sheets? 

The preliminary IQ8 Series Microinverter data sheets and other technical publications can be found in the Australian Installer Documentation Centre

How long is the warranty?  

IQ8 Microinverters will be backed by an industry-leading 15-year limited warranty as standard, extendable to 20 or 25 years. 

What are the benefits of IQ8 Microinverters over IQ7 Series? 

  • The IQ8 Microinverters will generate more energy per square metre. IQ8 Microinverters support the latest high-current solar modules using M10 wafers with a higher DC current handling capacity of 14 A. In comparison, IQ7A Microinverters support up to 10.2 A. 

  • The IQ8HC Microinverter has a power output of 380 VA which assists in paring with high wattage and current PV modules up to 505 W for STC rebates.  

What training options are available? 

Enphase will run comprehensive online and in-person IQ8 Series Microinverter training programs, often including CEC CPD points, throughout the year:

Will IQ8 Microinverters have grid-agnostic capabilities? 

IQ8 Microinverters will deliver grid-agnostic capability when used as part of the Enphase Energy System with an IQ System Controller 3 INT and IQ Battery 5P to provide backup power.

Will IQ8 Microinverters work with the existing IQ Gateway, IQ Relay, and IQ Cable system accessories? 

Yes. Existing IQ Gateway (Metered), IQ Relay (single-phase and multi-phase), and all existing IQ Cable variants will work with IQ8 Microinverters.  

Are IQ8 Microinverters compatible with the Enphase IQ Battery 5P?

Yes, IQ8 Microinverters will be compatible with the IQ Battery 5P and IQ System Controller 3 INT. 

Is there a change in the installation and commissioning process for IQ8 Microinverters compared to IQ7 Microinverters? 

The installation and commissioning process remains the same. IQ8 Microinverters must be commissioned using the Enphase Installer App version 3.27.1 or above. IQ8 Microinverters require gateway software version 7.6.168 or higher, if your Gateway has a lower software revision it will be upgraded using the Installer App during commissioning. Please note that we don't support mixing IQ7 Series and IQ8 Series Microinverters in the same system.

What is the RMA process for IQ8 Microinverters? 

There is no change in the RMA process for IQ8 Microinverters. You can trigger an RMA online via the Enphase Installer Portal or contact Enphase Customer Support.  

How do I buy the IQ Series Microinverters?

  • For solar and storage installers, visit our how to buy page to find your local Enphase distribution partner.

  • For homeowners, visit our find an installer page to get in touch with certified Enphase solar and battery installers near you.​​​​​​

Who should I contact for more information? 

Visit Team Enphase at the Smart Energy Conference 2023 in Sydney on 3-4 May for the latest updates, keep an eye on your inbox, or speak to your regional account manager.

As always, if you need support or have technical questions about your Enphase installations, please get in touch with Enphase Customer Support via: 

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