By Matthew Hirsch
In a room full of energy storage products, the first thing you notice about the Enphase Storage System is its size. Many of the devices on the market are as big as a refrigerator. The Enphase solution could fit underneath a Christmas tree. On an exhibition table at Greentech Media’s US Energy Storage Summit, it takes up no more space than the flat-screen monitor giving a first look at Enphase’s Home Energy Solution in action.
Enphase has a new look. The company is entering its 10th year, and over that time we have seen solar become more mainstream and the role of data and smart technology grow. We’ve also seen the early stages of solar integrating with new and exciting technologies, including home automation, the Internet of Things and distributed energy storage.
I once fell into a crevasse. Head first. With a pack half as heavy as I was strapped to my back. Not my best moment, but as a student mountaineer, I was about to put into practice what I had been learning all week: alert my rope mates, check my harness, and search for a foothold.
by Raphael Hitzke, Enphase Senior Product Marketing Manager
According to the Solar Foundation, more than 3,000 schools have already gone solar in the U.S., and another 72,000 schools could go solar cost effectively today and make money.
So why are they going solar?
System downtime is a huge issue, even more so as installers take a harder look at their cost structures and prepare for the uncertainties of the solar market in 2016. Enphase Vice President of Global Service and Support Martin Rogers recently penned two articles in solar industry magazines that laid out what the future of solar Operations and Maintenance (O&M) might look like and the positive impact that a software-defined microinverter architecture can have on overall O&M costs.
After investing in new classroom computers, Shrewsbury Mountain School partnered with Enphase and Same Sun of Vermont to save electricity and give students a real-life lesson about safely producing energy on their own roof.
Education and Savings
Victoria, Australia has a reputation for being one of the environmentally progressive states in the country. Not surprisingly, it has the third largest installed capacity for solar photovoltaic systems, with Melbourne taking centre stage in some of Australia’s most progressive sustainable buildings projects.
Over the last 18 months, Enphase has worked on the Five x Four Project, an iconic four storey residential project in East Melbourne, Victoria, that is only twenty square metres in size.