Australia will earn the honors of being the first country in the world where Enphase will introduce the Enphase AC Battery.
This will be announced today at the Disruption & The Energy Industry Conference in Sydney by Nathan Dunn, managing director for Enphase Asia-Pacific, who reaffirmed the company’s entry into the battery storage market in October 2014.
The Enphase AC Battery is expected to be commercially available in Australia in 2016. When released, this will complete Enphase’s vision for the Energy Management System, an advanced solution that will allow customers to generate, store, control and manage solar energy on a single platform.
Nathan said, “Australia has always been a strategic market for Enphase. In the last two years since we’ve established a direct presence here, we’ve continued to see strong growth and demand for our microinverter systems. Enphase sees tremendous potential for the AC Battery in Australia and we are delighted to be the first country in the world to be introducing the Enphase AC Battery commercially.”
Since 2013, Enphase has been rapidly deploying its microinverter systems Australia-wide to become the dominant microinverter technology in the region. In the first two quarters of 2015 Enphase climbed to an estimated 8% market share in Australia, and the company has continued to show strong growth in the country's declining solar market. A significant majority of Enphase installations in Australia are for residential properties, as homeowners turn to solar to help reduce their energy bills.
The Enphase AC Battery is an advanced energy storage solution with a modular, plug-and-play storage unit that is fully integrated into the Enphase Energy Management System. This modular battery provides system owners with the ability to store solar energy for use at night or in the future. ELIIY Power, a leading Japanese battery manufacturer backed by Daiwa House, Japan’s largest homebuilder, will be the chemistry provider for the first Enphase AC batteries when they are released in Australia.
All existing customers in Australia will be given the opportunity to register their interest in the Enphase AC Battery ahead of general availability.