By Ameet Konkar, Sr. Director, Strategic Initiatives
By Brian Korgaonkar, Senior Product Manager
It’s that time of year again, and we’re gearing up for North America’s largest solar industry event—Solar Power International (SPI) 2015.
Before heading down to Anaheim, California, we’ve planned one fantastic lineup of events and trainings. Be sure to include us in your SPI schedule!
Enphase is going al fresco this year, with a large space outside on the Grand Plaza.
California, the land of endless sunshine, Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley start-ups, is the proven leader of the solar market in the United States. In 2014 alone, California installed 4,316 MW of solar electric capacity—that’s more than the entire country did from 1970-2011.
But demand for solar expands outside of the Golden State, and Enphase installations continue to pop up all across the globe. Australia, New Zealand and the UK have become major markets for Enphase success.
The recent drop in solar prices coupled with rising electricity costs made the decision to go solar simple for Sydney homeowner Matthew Kendall. The shape of Kendall’s roof and his family’s energy needs made it easy to go solar with Enphase.
A Multifaceted Microinverter
By Ilén Zazueta-Hall, Director of Product Management
Technology is evolving—both in the solar industry and home automation space—and finding a way to connect the two has become increasingly important.
Last year, Enphase introduced the vision for its Enphase Energy Management System with the promise of integrating solar generation, energy storage, load monitoring and smart grid intelligence into what will create the smart, connected home.
Australia will earn the honors of being the first country in the world where Enphase will introduce the Enphase AC Battery.
Like many solar installers and Enphase channel partners, Robco Electric has deep roots in electrical contracting. The Las Vegas-based company has been a full-service electrical contractor for 19 years and has been involved in many large projects, including commercial jobs at McCarran Airport, local high schools and health-care facilities.
By Julian Foley, Director of Communications, GRID Alternatives
On a hot afternoon in late May, Colorado residents Clarence and Roberta Gessell stood in a gravel lot alongside several other families and signed their names to the back of a solar panel. This was the first of six panels on a 29kW community solar array that would soon be sending power to the Grand Valley Power grid, and producing bill credits on the Gessell’s electricity bill.