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Here’s what we’re working on and thinking about at Enphase.

Surrounded by redwood trees, the Corte Madera and Ormondale campuses of the Portola Valley School District needed a solar system capable of maximizing energy harvest in times of periodic shading while being flexible enough to address multiple roof surfaces, orientations and angles. In this complex situation, where traditional string inverters would have posed serious design constraints, Enphase microinverter technology let the pros of Real Goods Solar install each array as its own system to deliver an optimal 265kW array.

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From the recycled plastic material on the roof down to the concrete garage flooring, everything in this LEED-Platinum certified home was built with conservation in mind.

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In just one day, nearly 200 people joined together in a movement to help the people of Richmond, CA, harness the power of the sun. And in that same day, the lives of eight deserving families were forever changed.

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Black River Produce, a wholesaler of fresh, organic, and specialty produce for more than 2,000 customers, made bold moves last year after deciding to take their local business to a new level. It’s no secret that the facility’s strict refrigeration rules and refrigerated diesel delivery trucks soak up energy like a sponge – and a yearly electricity bill of $115,000 had Black River Produce tightening its financial belt. So for this Vermont food supplier, making a change toward solar was the sensible, and prudent, thing to do.

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For two straight days it was tool belts and ladders for Enphase employees as they scaled one hot rooftop in Sebastopol, CA. The quaint town just north of San Francisco is home to organic-enthusiasts, a vibrant art scene and an apple fair legendary for its pies and ciders. And for its residents, who eat clean and drive clean, the people of Sebastopol like their energy clean, too.

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The heart of Appalachian coal country has had miners digging deep into the ground for centuries to unearth nature’s “black diamonds.” Burning coal has since fueled industry factories, building and homes throughout the region. Now, students of West Virginia University’s Engineering College work to build a home designed for the spirit of Appalachia, yet powered by solar.

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An icon for America’s red, white and blue, Washington D.C. is home to the president, federal government and now, solar. The Capitol is more than just the center of our political democracy, though. To the men and women of our military, its symbol serves as a reminder of what they live, fight and die for.

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Every chair, table and open space inside downtown San Francisco’s Thirsty Bear Brewery reached full capacity as the stars of solar’s social media community gathered for an afternoon of drinks and tweets during Intersolar’s annual Lunchtime Tweetup.

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Business entrepreneur David Ruby operates six acres of land in Ontario, Canada, where the agricultural greenhouses of Vine Fresh Produce, Ltd., grow and distribute fresh produce to its local residents. To offset his direct electrical costs, Ruby explored several alternative energy options until ultimately choosing solar PV as his facility’s new power source.

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