Decentralizing the system.
We’ve decentralized the system, removing the possibility that one bad apple can ruin the whole bunch. But, what if each microinverter, instead of just being a clever power plant security guard, could instead become its own power plant foreman?
The heartbeat of our IQ 7 and IQ 8 microinverters is a powerful new microchip. In each version, the chip processes amazing amounts of information — especially the new IQ 8. And now, guided by our Ensemble technology, each microinverter can act independently — to adopt new regulations, adapt to performance issues, or adjust production on demand. That means each solar panel on your roof has its own brain — and is made smart enough to know how to function independently from the rest of the panels. So not only will other panels stay up and running if one panel goes down, each panel can send better information back to Storage (our backup battery solution) or Enlighten (our solar monitoring software), to ensure your system is operating with peak precision.
That idea of independent thinking and processing is at the heart of Ensemble technology. Each element of the system — from the smart operation of microinverters to the way Enlighten reads and delivers information — is all about independent performance that, at the same time, works in perfect harmony with the rest of the system. And because of that independent thinking, it allows for seamless performance even with major changes, like adding Storage or new panels, or even deciding down the road to detach from the grid — it’s all possible through Ensemble.