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IQ8 Series Microinverters firmware version 2.48.01 release notes
November 23, 2022

Firmware release: Version 2.48.01 
Supported microinverters: All IQ8 Series Microinverters (IQ8, IQ8+, IQ8M, IQ8A, IQ8H-240, and IQ8H-208) 
Geographies: USA, Canada, and Mexico


Release notes: 

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Update

Description

1

Upgraded DC input specification, making IQ8 microinverters more suitable for modules with higher current 

  1. Maximum continuous DC current increased to 12A (previously 10.6A) 

  1. Wider operating voltage range 16V – 58V (previously 25V- 58V) 

  1. Improved power tracking with wider MPPT voltage range 

  1. Start-up voltage lowered to 22V (previously 30V) 

2

Improvements and compliance updates

  • Compliant with IEEE 1547:2018

  • Improved firmware to handle weak AC grids

 

All new IQ8 Microinverters installed after the rollout will be auto-upgraded to this new firmware, version 2.48.01.

Use the updated Enphase compatibility calculator to determine the electrical compatibility of PV modules with the Enphase IQ Microinverters.

All IQ8 Series Microinverter documentation has been updated with the new specifications outlined above. Visit the documentation center to view these technical documents.

Enphase Installer Portal - Release Notes (22.5.0)
October 20, 2022

What’s new?

We are always working to improve and simplify your experience with Enphase. Below, you will see detailed information about the features and changes we have introduced to make installation and monitoring faster, easier, and more streamlined for our Installers.

  1. Training Dashboard Enhancements

    We have improved the recently launched training dashboard feature to improve user experience. Users will now be able to:

    • exporttables in a csv format.

    • view their learning path progress status inpercentages.

    • show learning paths available by region

    • view course completion dates for each learning path.
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  2. Labor Reimbursement Update

    We have updated the labor reimbursement process in the Enphase Installer Platform to reconcile with the latest changes within our terms and conditions.

  3. Reverse CT Polarity Logic

    If Production and Consumption Meters are installed incorrectly at the time of commissioning, the installer can now reverse the polarity remotely. This can be achieved by clicking the “Reverse Polarity” button through the CT Summary Page on the respective system page’s Devices Tab.

  4. Default Changes for CT Product Reading

    For sites with Production or Storage Meters installed, settings will now default to Meter Measurements or Storage Meter Measurements.
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  5. Company Performance Scorecard Availability for Mexico Region

    Changes were made to the company performance scorecards to ensure that parameters for Mexico and the United States appeared the same.

  6. Array Builder Serial Number Validity Check

    When a Serial Number is scanned within the Array Builder it is now validated at that time for inconsistencies and an appropriate error message will be displayed to the user.
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  7. System Diagnostics Tool Enhancements

    The new System Diagnostics tool within in system dashboard gives the installers ability to issue few commands to get the desired results based on the command selected for troubleshooting purpose. The history of all the commands issued can be viewed within the table

    • Clear all IQ System Controller errors - clear the selected errors from IQ System Controller reporting to the selected Gateway

    • Provision Device - provision devices identified by comma separated list of Serial Numbers

    • Force update - force update to IQ System Controller/IQ Battery reporting to the selected Gateway

    • Change consumption meter state - change the state of Consumption Meter: Net or Total

    • Enable/ Disable power production - enable/ disable production of power at a site

    • Reboot Gateway - reboot the selected Gateway device

    • Check tariff - check the Tariff details (like currency, consumption mode, consumption schedule, etc.) for the site

    • Get Zigbee status - get status of the Zigbee device (details like serial number, channel number, etc.)

    • DC Switch State – verify the true state of the DC switch, whether on or off

    • Reboot Zigbee – restart the Zigbee device in the IQ Gateway

    • Reset Ensemble device – reboot any IQ Battery device at a site. User can also view the IQ Battery device name along with the serial number
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What’s Fixed?

  1. Canadian Installer Tax Forms while Submitting Reimbursement Requests

    Installers in Canada who are submitting reimbursement requests will now see the correct tax form displayed.

Enphase App - Release Notes (22.5.0)
October 20, 2022

What’s New

This update introduces new features, along with some improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use.

New Features

  1. Enphase app system tutorials

    We added a new section called "Know Your System" which includes content related to how to use your Enphase app and system.

    To access the tutorials,

    1. Tap on “Menu” in the navigation bar

    2. Select “System” and click on “Know Your System”
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  2. Electricity Rate changes

    We added more granularity to the start and end times of tariffs. Users can now input their rate plans more accurately with 15-minute increments.

    To update Electricity rate manually,

    1. Tap on “Menu” in the navigation bar

    2. Select “Settings” and click on “Electricity Rate”

    3. Click on “Import Rate” and choose “Manual”

  3. Set a schedule to charge your battery from grid

    For grid tied battery system users in France, we added the option to schedule charging their batteries from the grid.

    To schedule when to charge your batteries from grid

    1. Tap on “Menu” in the navigation bar

    2. Select “Settings” and click on “Battery”

    3. Go to advanced settings and toggle “Charge battery from grid”
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What’s fixed:

  1. Updated log-in message for inactive users

    For users with inactive Enphase accounts who are trying to log-in to the app, we updated the text to show users the account’s inactivity and to contact their installers to resolve the issue.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.27.0)
October 11, 2022

Features available to all ITK users

  1. In order to avoid scanning an incorrect bar code, the Enphase Installer App will now allow users to scan only when the camera is aimed at barcodes and will give an indication which bar code is being read.

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  2. Installers will now receive important commissioning information through push notifications on Android and iOS.

  3. Installers can now view commissioning walkthrough videos directly within the app. The link to see the video is Support -> Video Library

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  4. For a multi-IQ Gateway site, Installer Toolkit will remind users to
    a. Create arrays
    b. Assign microinverters to array
    c. Assign arrays to IQ Gateway before provisioning

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  5. Grid profile improvements:
    a. The Enphase Installer App will now display the most common grid profiles with an option to view/select all grid profiles if needed
    b. Installers can also search and filter grid profiles applicable to specific states and country

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  6. The Enphase Installer App will now show the correct error messages to installers who do not have appropriate login access.

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  7. Installers are now asked to clear download manager cache if the IQ Gateway software download is not completed within 30 mins.

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  8. Array builder module improvements to enhance user experience:
    a. Easier scanning b. Early validation of serial numbers

  9. Grid profiles will now always auto-download.

  10. Additional messages to be provided during meter configuration
    a. Remind installer not to switch OFF IQ Gateway when they’re switching OFF the PV breaker
    b. Remind user to turn ON PV breaker after enabling production meter if consumption meter is not present on the site

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  11. Installer app now informs the user of insufficient device space when attempting to download the latest IQ Gateway software.

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Features available to only to Enphase Energy Systems Installers

  1. The user can now enter any String Inverters and do not have to choose the device type from a finite list

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  2. Enphase Installer App will now provide more information to users while provisioning Enphase energy systems.

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  3. When the ESS is updating, a message is presented to inform users not to power cycle the devices.

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  4. For Grid tied IQ batteries in ITALY,
    a. The user can now only select ‘Self-Consumption’
    b. The App will set battery mode to ‘Self-Consumption’ with 100% SOC during consumption meter wizard

  5. The Enfluri test during functional validation will now be conducted only for Grid-Tied IQ8 battery sites in Germany and Belgium.

  6. If the site already has pre-installed third party PVs, the app will inform users to use a second pair of consumption CTs.<

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  7. The app will remind Installers to connect the L1 and L2 wires correctly from the grid through the Main Service Panel, IQ System Controller to the Combiner.

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  8. Added instruction while the Enphase Installer App is discovering BLE

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where uploading grid profile failed from the Installer App for a PV only system.
  • Fixed the issue where incorrect provisioning state is shown due to micros not reporting in Enphase storage systems.
  • Fixed the issue where Installer App not allows functional validation with generator meter disabled.
  • Fixed the issue where Installer App incorrectly asks installer to update PV only systems in EMEA if the string inverter checkbox is checked. Now the update is necessary only when string inverter details are added.
  • Fixed the issue in IQ Battery device replacement workflow
  • Fixed the issue where the System Controller resets after ESS update and results in unexpected reading in consumption meter wizard.
  • Fixed the issue where the time duration set for Exercise mode option for generator does not reflect in Enphase App.
  • Fixed the issue where Installer app prevents users from commissioning battery only sites without microinverters.
  • Fixed the issue where Installer App wrongly allows the user to leave the site after one gateway is commissioned in a multi-gateway system.
Enphase App - Release Notes (22.4.2)
September 16, 2022

What’s Fixed

  1. Battery settings are not correct

    For homeowners with grid tied battery systems, you might have noticed your default battery reserve not setting reliably. We have fixed this issue.

  2. Electricity rate changing when battery settings are changed

    You might have observed electricity rates changing when battery settings are changed. We have fixed this issue and electricity rates will change only when you update them.

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (22.4.2)
September 16, 2022

What's fixed?

Rectification of array builder issue where the position of microinverters was jumping when the serial numbers were scanned

Few issues were observed during the commissioning process within the Enphase Installer App while the user was adding Microinverters to the Array Builder. These issues were impacting the commissioning experience and time.

Microinverters, which were being scanned on to respective panels within the Array Builder, were seen to be jumping positions and being assigned to panels in which it was not meant to be. Moreover, if a Microinverter was being scanned twice, the Microinverter was getting assigned at both the places leading to further confusion. To rectify these pending issues, the user was required to unassign the Microinverter from the panels and then assign it back again to the correct panel. All of this resulted in increase of the commissioning time.

As part of the fix, we made sure that an already assigned Microinverter is not being assigned to another panel if it is being scanned twice. Instead, we are displaying the appropriate message to the user that the concerned Microinverter has already been assigned to another panel. This fix will also ensure the problem of Microinverters jumping from one panel to another and getting assigned is also fixed automatically.

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Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.26.1)
August 29, 2022

Features available to Enphase Storage users

  1. For a system with new IQ System Controller 2 devices, the Installer App will remind the users to connect IQ Gateway to breakers in the IQ System Controller 2. The user can easily verify if the connections are correct by following the instructions shown in the Installer App.

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  2. The Installer App will inform users to turn OFF the PV breakers in the combiner and not to use breakers in system controller when enabling “generator” meters.

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  3. The Installer App will inform users to connect Rapid Shut Down switch only after all the breakers in the combiner are turned OFF.

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Bug fixes

  • Fixed the issue where Installer App incorrectly showing provisioning as incomplete in commissioning steps screen even when the provisioning was successful

  • Fixed the issue where Installer App incorrectly blocking IQ8 PV only commissioning if the IQ8 training is not done on Android device

  • Fixed the issue where Installer App allowing provisioning button to be clicked twice in iOS leading to errors

  • Fixed the issue where Installer App incorrectly enabling ‘Charge from Grid’ if Functional Validation was started but not completed

  • Other fixes and improvements

Enphase App - Release Notes (22.4.0)
August 10, 2022

What’s New

This update introduces new features, along with some improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use.

New Features

  1. In-app messaging & PUSH notification enhancements during grid outage

    For homeowners with IQ System Controller, we have made the support page for best practices during outage more accessible in the pop-up that comes on status page next to grid status. To intimate you regarding the grid outage in all possible ways, we will by default send a push, text and email if you haven’t already set your preferences.

    To learn how to stay powered during grid outage,

    1. Look for your grid status in the Status page

    2. If you are Off Grid, click on the “info-icon” next to the grid status

    3. To access the support article, tap on “Learn More”

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  2. Energy Independence calculation: clarifications and explanation added

    For homeowners with consumption meters, we have added clarification that Energy Independence is different from Net Metering to avoid confusion

    To learn about Energy Independence click on the info icon next to Energy Independence value on the Status page

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    Refer to this article, What does my ‘Energy Independence’ score mean?, to learn more about Energy Independence. To access this article from your Enphase App

    1. Click on “Menu” in the navigation bar

    2. Select “Support” and tap on “Browse all FAQs”

    3. Click on “Energy Independence score”

  3. Storm Guard Enhancements

    For homeowners with batteries, Storm Guard has been upgraded to fix tracking problems that may have caused unexpected transitions from Full Backup mode to other modes, even when a storm or other emergency event is still ongoing.

 

What’s fixed:

  1. Live Status Stability

    You might have observed that sometimes Live Status in your app is unstable. We have fixed that and improved the stability of Live Status

  2. Automatic reset of Export Rate

    For homeowners with multiple gateways and with atleast one gateway having lower software version (<6.0.0) you might have noticed that your export electricity rate gets reset. We have fixed it and now your Export Rate will not be reset after you enter.

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (22.4.0)
August 10, 2022

What’s new?

We are always working to improve and simplify your experience with Enphase. Below, you will see detailed information about the features and changes we have introduced to make installation and monitoring faster, easier, and more streamlined for our Installers.

  1. Rectification of Gateway Reimbursement Logic

    The Gateway Labour Reimbursement logic in Enphase Installer Portal was not functioning as designed. It was enabling installers to raise reimbursement request for IQ Gateways installed before 1st October, 2020.

    The logic was fixed in the Enphase Installer Portal to only show the correct Gateways that will be eligible for Labour Reimbursement. In accordance with our terms and conditions, Gateways having an installation date before October 1, 2020 will no longer be eligible for reimbursement from the Enphase Installer Portal.

  2. Slew Rate Parameter addition for Dynamic PEL in Germany

    Slew Rate is a mandatory parameter to setup Dynamic Power Exporting Limit (PEL) in Germany. Additionally, Gateway versions greater than 7.4.10 require a Slew Rate parameter.

    While setting up the Dynamic PEL for systems based in Germany, users will be asked to mandatorily input a new parameter named Slew Rate (measured in Watt / Sec).

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  3. Meter CT Measurements information addition for Negative Consumption

    There were issues reported that the issues related to Meter CT measurements are confusing in nature and need to be more specific.

    Analysis of this issue provided us the insight that most of these issues were caused due to negative readings observed for Production/ Consumption measurements. For installers to be better informed, we have included an info icon whenever a Meter issue related to CT Measurements is observed. Clicking on that info icon will show accurate message to the user regarding the probable reason of occurrence of the issue.

  4. Diagnostic Mode Tasks for Cell Modem Sites from Enphase Installer Portal

    Enabling diagnostic mode remotely for a cellular site, enable it to behave as if it is on a broadband site. This will allow verification of system production much quicker than is done today, where one needs to wait for 6 hours at least for verification of system production for cellular sites.

    In the Gateway Page, for cellular sites, installer can select Diagnostic Duration in the report settings after selecting Low Bandwidth. This will enable installers to verify system production in a quicker manner by giving them the flexibility to choose the time interval in which they wish the data to be reported to Enphase Cloud.

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  5. Addition of 230 V 3-Phase Selection for ROW Commercial Sites

    For commercial systems in the rest of the world (ROW) region, the requirement was to provide the user with the phase option of 230 V 3-Phase.

    Based on this, user has been given the option to select the 230 V 3-Phase option in Enphase Installer Platform for ROW Commercial Sites.

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  6. Array Builder UI Improvements

    We introduced the following features to improve the experience for the user while accessing the Array Builder application.

    • User will now be shown the Array Names next to the array that has been built in the Array Builder.

    • User will now be able to filter and only view arrays that are reporting to a specific Gateway if they wish to within the Array Builder.

    • User will now be able to view individual module level information within the Array Builder application.

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  7. Auto-Zoom functionality in Array Builder

    Users reported that the auto-zoom functionality in Array Builder can increase the turnaround time, especially when creating large arrays. It hinders the seamlessness at the time of array creation.

    To resolve the issue, we have introduced a feature in Array Builder, which will enable users to disable the Auto-Zoom functionality, if they wish to.

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  8. Performance Improvement for the Enphase Installer Portal

    The performance issues are observed in the Systems page the Enphase Installer Portal. The performance improvements are made to enhance the user experience of the Enphase Installer Portal.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.26.0)
June 23, 2022

Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

To know more or to share your feedback on the Installer Toolkit app, join discussions around ITK in our community.

Installer toolkit /Enphase Installer app now uses new Enphase devices names as described here.

Features available to all Enphase Installer App (ITK)

  1. Installer would now be able to connect to IQ Gateway AP network mode directly from Enphase Installer App without going to the phone settings and selecting Wi-Fi network

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Features available to Enphase Storage users

  1. Enphase Installer App will now show the IQ Gateway update progress in the main screen without the need for scrolling

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  2. Installer would now be shown auxiliary contact state during auxiliary contact validation to provide better assistance during commissioning

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  3. The Enphase Installer App will now provide instructions to debug when one or more storage devices are not discovered over BLE during provisioning.

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  4. You can now get real-time status of storage device software update. The Enphase Installer app will display the speed of update and accurate intermittent device status

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  5. While commissioning Enphase Storage System with IQ System Controller 2, The Installers would be notified to switch ON the rapid shutdown initiation switch if the switch was OFF during provisioning.

 

Bug fixes

  • Fix for IQ Gateway software update failure issues

  • Fix for scanned IQ Gateway not supporting Enphase storage devices error

  • Fix for issue where installers were incorrectly asked to enter permit details before provisioning

  • Fix for issue when devices showing status ready for validation but in FV ESS starts again

  • Fix for issue where user incorrectly allowed to start functional validation when the system was Off-Grid

  • Fix for issue when generator status shown as ‘NA’ in non-AP mode incorrectly

  • Fix for the Enphase Installer App not notifying the user if the microinverters were not producing at the end of commissioning

  • Fix for the Enphase Installer App not letting users know they do not need to be on ESS update screen for update to continue

  • Fix for the Enphase Installer App incorrectly enabling the meters if the user disconnected from the IQ Gateway during meter wizard

  • Fix for delayed start of IQ System Controller software update due to Envoy reboot

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (22.3.0)
June 08, 2022

What’s new?

We are always working to improve and simplify your experience with Enphase. Below, you will see detailed information about the features and changes we have introduced to make installation and monitoring faster, easier, and more streamlined for our Installers.

 

Enphase product name changes

As part of the recently announced series of name changes across our entire product line, in this release, you will start to see the new names show up within our web application.

The following table highlights the key changes and updates that were introduced with this release.

Old Name New Name
Encharge IQ Battery
Enpower IQ System Controller
Envoy IQ Gateway
IQ Commercial Envoy IQ Commercial Gateway
IQX Microinverter IQ8 Microinverter
Encharge PCU IQ Battery PCU
Envoy Gateway Gateway
IQ Combiner IQ Combiner (no change)
Envoy-R/ Envoy-S Envoy-R/ Envoy-S (no change)
IQ8X Microinverter IQ8X Microinverter (no change)
Q Relay IQ Relay

 

 

Training Dashboard Enhancements

A new and more detailed Training Dashboard has been released for our installer partners to track the training status for each course taken through Enphase University at both the user and company levels.

  • Installers will be marked as Enphase certified once they have completed both the installation certification process and design certification training (design certification is assessed at a user level rather than at the company level).

  • Installer admins will now be able to see user and company status for all associated branches/divisions/subsidiaries.

 

System Dashboard for all system types

The Installer Portal System Dashboard was originally designed specifically for troubleshooting battery/storage systems. With this release, the System Dashboard has been modified to support all relevant system configurations including:

  1. PV + Storage:
    Microinverters + Gateway + IQ Battery + IQ System Controller + Meters + Other wireless devices

  2. PV only in case of IQ8PV:
    Microinverters + Gateway + IQ System Controller + Meters + Other wireless devices

  3. PV + Storage for EMEA:
    Microinverters + Gateway + IQ Battery + Meters + Other wireless devices

  4. PV + Storage + Generator:
    Microinverters + Gateway + IQ Battery + IQ System Controller + Meters + Generator + Other wireless devices

  5. String Inverter + IQ Battery:
    String inverter + Gateway + IQ System Controller + IQ Battery + Meters + Other wireless devices

 

System dashboard for storage systems:

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System dashboard for PV only system:

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Reverse CT Polarity

Installers will now be able to swap CT polarity directly from the production/consumption summary page.

  1. For a single-phase system, an installer can easily reverse polarity immediately, directly from within the page.

  2. For a multi-phase system, a commercial installer will have to select the specific lines/levels (L1, L2, L3) for which they want to reverse the polarity.

  3. After selecting the specific lines, polarity will be reversed for those lines (and those lines only).

  4. A message will now be shown on the production/consumption summary page if the polarity has been reversed by an authorized user.

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What’s been fixed?

Certification status after the completion of the design course now works properly

In previous versions, even after companies/users completed our Enphase design review course material, the certification flag was not enabled, which prevented Installers from starting the commissioning process. This is now fixed so that the certification flag is enabled correctly.

Entire array deletion from array builder

There was previously an issue reported for Array Builder, where the user was not able to delete the entire array all at once. Only deletion of a single panel within the array was working. As part of this update, this issue has been resolved. Users will now be able to delete the entire array by simply clicking on the delete button after selecting the entire array.

Portuguese translations on the registration page

Some of the information on the Portuguese version of our installer registration pages was not translated accurately in previous releases. As part of this release, we have updated and corrected these mistranslations.

Updating emails with product name changes

Previously, emails sent from the Enphase Cloud to end-users included references to the term Enlighten. These have all been changed to the new name, Enphase Installer Portal.

Sender details, along with the subject line and content in all emails have been updated in accordance with the new naming system.

Enphase App - Release Notes (22.3.0)
June 08, 2022

What’s New

This update introduces new features, along with some improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use.

New features

  1. New Warning message

    If any devices stop reporting to your system normally, you’ll now see a new warning message that indicates there’s an issue on the home screen, and in your notifications. If the issue persists, the Enphase App will alert you with an error message to contact your Installer. Also, we have updated the status to normal, warning and error

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  2. Enlighten emails are now Enphase emails

    You will now receive emails from Enphase instead of Enlighten for all communications regarding your system.

  3. Explore Enphase section updated

    We have added new video content to educate you more about Enphase products and capabilities. To go into Explore Enphase section

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app

    2. Tap on ‘Explore’

 

What’s Fixed

  1. Autofill not working for Grid toggle verification

    For some iOS users, autofill was not working for the grid toggle verification code. This has been fixed, and the Enphase App will automatically fill in the four-digit verification code if the screen is open when the text is sent.

  2. Live Status is incorrect when the grid status is unknown

    Now, any time the grid status is unknown, Live Status will display an error message to alert you that it may not be loading correctly due to communication loss with System controller

  3. Live Status energy flow incorrect during a grid service event

    Now, whenever you have an active grid services event, you will now be able to view the correct energy flow for your home.

  4. Load Control display issues in Live Status

    For homeowners with Load Control, we’ve improved the overall clarity, readability, and performance of the data.

  5. Grid toggle available during grid outage

    Issue with grid toggle during outage has been fixed and and now when there is a grid outage an alert is displayed, and the toggle is disabled until the grid becomes available.

  6. Electricity rate graph displays incorrectly

    Off-peak and peak rate graph colors are no longer loading as identical colors.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.25.3)
May 16, 2022

Bug fix:

  • Fixed the issue of the Installer app wrongly showing the ‘Comms kit as not ready’ message before provisioning. The user will now be able to provision storage devices immediately after connecting Comms kit to IQ Gateway.

Feature available to all ITK users

  • Installers commissioning a PV only system with IQ7/IQ6 or M-series microinverters will now be asked the model of cell modem connected. Since the Enphase cell modem only works with IQ Gateway software version 6.0.0 and above, the Installer app will now mandate the IQ Gateway software update for the site.

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Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.25.2)
May 10, 2022

Feature available to all Installers in Europe

  • Installers in Europe can now commission String inverters with Enphase storage systems

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Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.25.1)
April 04, 2022

Features available for all users   

 

  1. Enphase Installer App (Toolkit) will now directly take the user to ‘Envoy scanning screen’ after adding the Envoy count. Also, the Enphase Installer App will remind the users to add the missing devices.

     

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  2. Installers can now view Enlighten system details and check array view from main site details page by clicking ‘View System in Enlighten’ 

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Features available for all Enphase Storage Installation users

 

  1. Installing IQ8 Microinverters with IQ System Controller/IQ Battery will now require completion of IQ8 certification training. There is no training required for commissioning of IQ8 Grid-tied systems.

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  1. The Enphase Installer App will now remind users to turn ON the IQ Battery DC switch before starting functional validation. 

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  2. Enphase Installer App will now display warning if the Comms kit connected to Envoy is faulty. The users can retry by re-plugging in the device. If the issue persists, the Comms kit needs to be replaced.                           

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  1. It is necessary to disable manual override on IQ System Controller before provisioning. If the user accidentally left the manual override enabled when provisioning IQ System Controller, the app will automatically disable the manual override and reset the device after provisioning is complete.  

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  2. You can now replace the IQ System Controller and IQ8 Batteries in the site by going to ‘Request return and Install replacement’ section. 

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    The Enphase Installer App will also now provide an option to update the Envoy software before submitting the Envoy replacement request. 

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  3. Improvements to ‘Sunlight Backup’ systems (systems with IQ8 and no batteries)

    1. Sunlight Backup systems will require 2 Enphase IQ Load Controllers and one aux contact configured for load shedding.

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    2. Installers will be given additional instruction to configure NC1 and NO2 Aux contacts which include 
      1. Always connect non-heavy loads on NC1 and avoid heavy loads 
      2. Set up the NC1 in manual mode (always ON) 
      3. Always backup heavy loads on NO2, which will be switched off when solar power is less and to remind homeowners not to connect heavy loads during backup. 
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  1. Improvements to load control scheduled and advanced mode 

    a)Timings of scheduled mode can now be changed during load control. This will ensure that when the system goes off-grid, the connected loads would be switched ON only during the scheduled time

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    b) The advanced mode will include the Battery and Generator based load control  

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  2. Enphase Installer App will now recommend provisioning instead of Envoy update in Envoy connectivity step if the existing software version of the connected Envoy is compatible with the system installed. 

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Feature available for all sites in Australia

  1. Only for users in Australia, the toolkit will provide an option add NMI (National meter identifier) 

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Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (22.2.0)
March 30, 2022

What's new?

We’re always trying to improve your experience. Here are the features we introduced to make installation and monitoring gets faster, easier, and better.  

Authorized subcontractor

Installers will be able to add an authorized subcontractor who will have access to sites created by the installer right from stage 1.

  • Installers will have access to the Authorized subcontractor page from under the Account section in Enphase® Installer Portal (Enlighten Manager)
  • Installers will have to add user email ID from the subcontractor company to add the company as an authorized subcontractor
  • After an authorized subcontractor is added the installer can then assign them sites from the Activation page
  • Installers will have the ability to enable/ disable an authorized subcontractor, but this will not remove the subcontractor’s access to a particular site. Installers must remove the access from the Activation page, if required
  • An authorized subcontractor will not be able to change the access settings for a site
  • An authorized subcontractor will be able to see the list of sites which it has access to on the activation page
  • An authorized subcontractor will be able to see the list of sites which it has access to on the systems page right from stage 1 of commissioning
  • An authorized subcontractor shall be able to edit/ update the site they have access to in the activation page
  • Current behavior of sending homeowner consent email from stage 4 and 5 will be followed for any authorized subcontractor that is given access to the site
  • Same authorized subcontractor cannot be added twice by an Installer
  • If an authorized subcontractor is selected in given access to a site and the same access is given as a third part company at a time, authorized subcontractor access should be considered as priority
  • If an authorized subcontractor is given access to a site, when displaying company name in system access page show ‘Authorized subcontractor’ in the bracket after the company name

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Training dashboard enhancements

Training dashboard (Enphase® Installer Portal ((Enlighten Manager)) only) will be accessible for Installers in the US and LATM locations only.

Installers will be blocked on commissioning IQ8 systems based on the training status of below learning paths. Each learning path contains various courses that the user needs to complete to get certified in that learning path:

Either:

  • IQ8 Installer certification training

Or:

  • IQ Combiner 4 , and

  • IQ8 System and Technology, and

  • IQ system controller 2


 

Company performance scorecard for all installers

Company performance scorecard was earlier accessible to only EIN (Enphase Installer Network) members. Going forward all Installer Admins will be able to see the company performance dashboard in their Enphase® Installer Portal (Enlighten Manager) dashboard.

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Mandatory T&C to add new users for privacy purpose

To add a new user, an Installer shall have to tick the check box with the following text:

"Only the system owner may provide access to their site. Without written approval from the system owner, installers may not provide access to other companies and may not provide access to users outside of their company. I have read and agree to Enphase’s Terms of Service and have read Enphase’s Privacy Policy. I understand that violation of these conditions may result in suspension or termination of my Enlighten (Enphase® Installer Platform) account."

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New Products for Labor Claim Process

As part of the Labor Claim Process, in accordance with a new requirement, 2 new SKUs of IQ™ Gateway (IQ Envoy) are being supported. These are as follows:

  • XA-ENV-PCBA-3-Part Number-800-00555-r03 (IQ™ Gateway (IQ Envoy))

  • ENV-IQ-AM1-240-Part Number-800-00555-r03 (IQ™ Gateway (IQ Envoy))

This new requirement is being supported in this release. Due to this change, once RMA is being raised, Labor Reimbursement Process will also be supported for the above-mentioned SKUs.

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Load Control Scheduled Mode (24 Hour Enhancements)

Keeping up with incremental feature enhancements in Load Control with every release, in this release, we have introduced the ability to support 24-hour window for Support Modes in Load Control. Apart from the obvious restrictions that start time should be earlier than end time, and the existing restriction that end time should be at least 15 minutes greater than the start time, all other restrictions have been done away with. As stated earlier, 24-hour selection will be permitted in case of Scheduled Mode within Load Control.

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NMI Field Check in Australia

As part of this release, NMI Field Check performed earlier for only the state of South Australia is being expanded to include all the states in the Australian Region. Additionally, few validations around the NMI field are being included in this release in case the user enters any invalid input/ junk value.

  • For residential systems, the checksum should be numeric, and the length should be 10 or 11 characters. In case of violation, appropriate error message will be shown to the user.

  • For commercial systems, the checksum can be alphanumeric, and the length should be 10 or 11 characters. In case of violation, appropriate error message will be shown to the user.

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O&M – 3G Cell Modem Replacement

Installers can opt-in for Pronto services to replace 3G cell modems on homeowner behalf.

  1. Installers will have access to 3G cell modem sites page from Systems page

  2. Installer will get to see all 3G modems which require modem replacement

  3. Installer can click on ‘Replace with Pronto’ and provide their consent to share homeowner sites to Pronto so that homeowners can be contacted to replace the modems

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What’s fixed?

  1. Users are now getting OTP email upon registration. Earlier, there were cases reported that user was not getting OTP during registration.

    System owners now receiving account activation emails when the installers give access to their systems. Earlier, a change made in Enphase® Installer Platform (Enlighten) to send account activation email in stage 3 has affected the functionality of sending account access by installers.

  2. New PV only system getting into ‘Meter not reporting’ issue is fixed and working normal now. A change made for storage system with string inverters to make production readings default to meter measurements had affected PV only systems as well.
  3. Reserved SOC and SOC values are now not shown up for PV only systems in Systems page. Earlier, as the database stores default SOC values for all systems had affected the values that are shown up to installers.
  4. Installers are now able to save the array details once the array info is edited and saved within ‘Settings’ page. This is caused due to the change in external PVWatts calculator that is used to calculate estimated energy production.
  5. System map now shows all the locations correctly within map view of Systems page. Earlier, the locations were not shown correctly as the libraries were broken.
  6. New cell modem plan dates are updated correctly when it replaces the old cell modem. It was not updated correctly before as it referred to old cell modem plan dates.
Enphase App - Release Notes (22.2.0)
March 30, 2022

New Features

This update introduces new features, along with some improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use.

  1. All changes to Settings are listed in Event history

    Anytime you change a setting like a load control, your battery profile, or change your electricity rate, it will now be logged in your Event History.

    To view your logs,

    1. Tap on ‘Menu’ in the navigation bar

    2. Click on ‘System’ and then ‘Event History’

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  2. Storm Guard notification updates

    When Storm Guard is enabled and there are multiple or consecutive storm alerts in your area, your system will stay in Full Backup mode and send you a single battery profile change notification instead of multiple.

  3. System specific troubleshooting steps for IQ Gateway

    If your IQ Gateway is disconnected from Wi-Fi and no longer has connectivity, the Enphase App will automatically prompt you with troubleshooting steps that are specific to your system configuration.

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What’s Fixed

  1. Grid Toggle disabled due to stuck software update

    For a small number of homeowners, the option to toggle their grid connection on and off was disabled due to a false report of a software update in progress. This has been resolved and is reporting normally.

  2. Removed Savings mode

    We’ve updated the list of battery profiles to reflect what’s available for your region and have removed Savings mode for Germany and Belgium sites.

Enphase App – Release notes (3.6.0)
February 10, 2022
What’s New

To access new features, make sure your app is up to date in the App Store or Google Play.

New Feature

  1. Connect to your system without connectivity

    Even if your cell phone doesn’t have service or Wi-Fi, you can now connect to your system via your Gateway's local Wi-Fi network to continue monitoring its performance. Your phone will automatically try to connect locally anytime you open live status and will also walk you through any necessary steps if it cannot. Click here to learn more about this feature. This feature is available only if your system has IQ Gateway (or Envoy S) and your gateway software version is greater than 6. 

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Improvements:

  1. AP Mode stability improvements

    When reconnecting your Gateway, formerly known as Envoy, to your home Wi-Fi via AP mode, we’ve improved the stability to prevent iOS devices from being disconnected.

Enphase App - Release notes (22.1.0)
February 07, 2022
New Features

This update introduces new features, along with some improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use. 

  1. Enphase product naming updates

    We’ve recently updated the names of our current product and services lineup to better reflect our system’s user-friendly design. You’ll find the same industry-leading products under the following names on our website and in the Enphase App:

    1. Encharge is now IQ Battery

    2. Enpower is now IQ System Controller

    3. Envoy is now Gateway

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  2. Enphase font update

    We’ve updated the font on our app for readability and to more closely reflect our website.

  3. Off Grid low charge notification updates

    For homeowners with batteries, we are introducing enhanced battery charge updates. Instead of receiving reserve charge level notifications while you’re disconnected from the grid, you’ll only receive updates when the charge level drops below 50% and 30%.

  4. Battery charge display updates

    To help make it clearer when your system is operating off grid, the battery icon will now display yellow in the Status and Live Status pages. When your grid connection is restored, the battery icon will change back to green.

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  5. Load Control Notifications

    For homeowners with Load Control, we are introducing load status communications. You can now customize push, email, and text notifications for Load Control.

    To customize your Load Control Notification preferences

    1. Tap “Menu” in the navigation bar in the app

    2. Select “Account and then tap “My Notifications”

    3. Select “Alerts” to view load control alerts preferences

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  6. Grid Charging is now listed in Event history

    For homeowners with Batteries, we are adding Grid charging in the Event history. You can now see a log of when you've changed your preferences for battery charging from grid or solar.

    To go to Event History

    1. Tap “Menu” in the navigation bar in the app

    2. Select “System” and then tap on “Event History” to view Grid charging

  7. Sunlight Backup System - Grid Control tips

    For homeowners with Sunlight Backup, we have added Grid control tips. We’ve added some more information about how grid control works, and alert you if your home is using more energy than your system is producing if you try to go Off Grid.

    To learn more about Grid Control:

    1. Tap on “Menu” in the navigation bar in the app

    2. Select Settings and then tap the “information icon “next to Grid Control to view the tool tip. The alert will automatically display if needed when you toggle grid control on or off.

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  8. Generator Notifications

    For homeowners with Generator, we are introducing generator notifications. You can now customize push, email, and text notifications.

    To customize your Generator notifications 

    1. Tap “Menu” in the navigation bar in the app

    2. Select “Account and then tap “My Notifications”

    3. Click on “Alerts” to view Generator alerts preferences

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  9. New languages supported in the Enphase app

    You can now view the app in Portuguese or Polish.

    To change the language of the app,

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar

    2. Select ‘Accounts’ and then tap ‘My Information’

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What’s Fixed
  1. Charge from Grid is not saving

    The issue for some homeowners with a battery with the charge from grid setting not saving when making multiple changes has been fixed.

  2. Showing Battery reserve option level without a System Controller

    The issue for some homeowners with a battery that reported seeing a reserve charge level option without a System Controller has been fixed.

  3. Expired referral Eligibility

    The referral eligibility period has been updated from December 31, 2021 to end December 31, 2022.

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (22.1.0)
February 07, 2022

What’s new?

We’re always trying to improve your experience. Here are the features we introduced to make installation and monitoring gets faster, easier, and better.

Load control enhancement

  • In this release, we have made changes as per the new requirements for the scheduled mode in the newly released Load Control. Earlier, the scheduled mode allowable time range was between 9AM-4PM.

  • In this release, we have made the changes for the allowable scheduled mode limit to be between 7AM-8PM. The default range still continues to be between 9AM-4PM. However, when user changes this default range and selects anything between 7AM-8PM, it is allowed, albeit with the following error message. “Make sure PV production at the selected time range can meet your load demand, else it may result in microgrid collapse”.

  • If the user selects anything not between 7AM-8PM, they will be shown the following error message, ““Start Time and End Time should be within 07:00 AM and 08:00 PM.”

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Notification preferences old vs new view toggle

  • Users will be able to switch between the old and new view of notification preferences with a toggle switch

  • Performance improvement has also been taken care

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Training dashboard enhancements

  • Users will be able to see their ensemble certification status on the Enlighten Manager dashboard. The status of certification will be enabled only if at least one of the users from the user’s company has completed the Ensemble installation training and Design certification course

  • We are also adding the following flags in Enlighten based on the courses completed by the installers. Based on the flag we will restrict corresponding commissioning in ITK app:

    • PCS Certified Installer -> Power Control Systems (PCS) for Enphase

    • Generator Certified Installer -> Enphase Storage Generator Support

    • Load Control Certified Installer -> Load Control for Enphase Storage

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US Virgin Islands moved to State in the US

  • In the upcoming Enlighten release, US Virgin Islands is being changed to a state within the United States as per the new requirements.

  • Till now, it was listed as a separate country in Enlighten. Any impact on time zones, RMA documents, grid profiles will be handled as part of this change.

  • Like what was done for Puerto Rico earlier, users will be given the option to add latitude and longitude details while adding address details for a system located in USVI.

 

Ensemble related fields in Enlighten Systems Page

In the upcoming release, following changes have been made for Ensemble Related Fields in Enlighten Manager.

  • Users will now be able to see Reserved SOC, SOC, Storm Guard Status and Charge from Grid Status information in the systems page for Ensemble sites. These will be visible to the user not by default, but only when he chooses these columns after clicking on the change column option

  • Searching and sorting capability of this information will be available to the users

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Labour Reimbursement Process in new Geographies

  • Based on the request from various installers and the Enphase Sales Team, the labor reimbursement process has been made available for India and Poland.

  • The tenure for labor reimbursement has been kept the same as in the US, i.e., 2 years.

  • The amount for labor reimbursement has been set as follows in India.

    • Rs 2000 ($26.82) each truck roll to a site for performing removal and replacement of defective Eligible Product

    • Rs.600/ micro ($8.02/micro) for each defective Eligible Product that is replaced at that site (same truck roll)

  • The following IRF form, along with a scanned copy of PAN, GST and cancelled cheque needs to be uploaded to avail this facility in India.

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  • For Poland, the rules have been kept same as other EMEA regions where this facility is available.

 

Send Homeowner Activation email in Stage 3

In the upcoming release, Homeowners will start getting account activation emails in stage 3 instead of stage 4. This will help to avoid situations that used to happen earlier when the installers would leave the homeowner location even before emails were received. This would result in no guidance for the Homeowners to activate or use the application.

PowerDash availability in new states

Enphase had partnered with PowerDash earlier to meet SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Certificate) reporting requirements. This facility was only available in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As part of this release, this new feature is being introduced in the states of California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

This will enable reporting using PowerDash tool for systems located in these states. The option can be seen in the system settings page and needs approval from the homeowner before being used like before.

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What’s fixed?

  1. The background image in array builder is being shown immediately within android version of ITK once uploaded. Earlier the image was not shown immediately.

  2. ACM partners are now being able to upload ACM data with ACM admin portal. Earlier, the system was throwing error without allowing users to upload the data.

  3. In auto scanning feature of array builder, if one microinverter is assigned to a module, the same won’t be allowed to assign in another module. “Microinverter already assigned to different panel” message is shown to a user. Earlier, array builder allowed user to assign same microinverter to many panels at a time.

  4. Correcting Encharge and System Status based on actual Encharge status

    • Encharge is not reporting for more than 2 days but Enlighten shows the status as ‘Normal’. In this case, Enlighten will check if the Encharge has reported within 24hrs. If not, the Encharge status will be changed to ‘Battery not reporting’. Once Encharge starts reporting, the status will be moved back to ‘Normal’.

    • Encharge is reporting correctly but Enlighten shows both the system and Encharge status as ‘Battery not reporting’. In this case Enlighten will clear all the associated alarms of Encharge and audit log for the same will be added.

    • All 4 Encharge PCUs are not reporting but Enlighten shows Encharge status as ‘Normal’. Enlighten will check if the all the Encharge PCUs are reporting. If not, the status of Encharge will be changed to ‘Battery Issue’ stating that ‘All Battery PCUs are not reporting’.

    • Partial number (<4) of Encharge PCUs are not reporting but Enlighten shows Encharge status as ‘Battery Issue’. Enlighten will check if the all the Encharge PCUs are reporting. If not, the status of Encharge will be changed to ‘Battery Issue’ stating that ‘# Battery PCUs are not reporting’.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.24.0)
January 11, 2022
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

To know more or to share your feedback on the Installer Toolkit app, join discussions around ITK in our community.

Features available to all ITK users

  1. The new commissioning workflow contains a new ‘post-commissioning’ section (Step 7) which includes ‘summary report’, ‘Homeowner Walk-through’ and ‘Homeowner access’ steps

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  2. The ITK will now take the user directly to meter configuration and post-commissioning steps after provisioning. The user does not need to go back to main site details screen everytime after completing a step.

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  3. The PLC scan option to identify microinverters has now been moved under Envoy section under ‘Devices and array’ (Step 2)

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  4. Users can now connect to Envoy using the ‘Connect to Envoy via Wi-Fi’ option when Envoy is connected to Enlighten via Ethernet and user wants to connect to Envoy via same Ethernet network

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  5. Installer can now add description when reporting a problem in the application

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  6. iOS users will no longer receive the push notifications daily, they will only get a push notification when there is a new Envoy software available to download.

Features available to Ensemble users

  1. The new commissioning workflow contains a new

    1. ‘Validation’ section (Step 6) which includes ‘Meter Validation’, ‘Ensemble Software Update’, ‘Aux contact Validation’ and ‘Functional validation’

    2. ‘post-commissioning’ section (Step 7) which includes ‘summary report’, ‘Homeowner Walk-through’ and ‘Homeowner access’ steps

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  2. The ITK will now take the user directly to meter configuration and post-commissioning steps after provisioning. The user does not need to go back to main site details screen everytime after completing a step.

  3. Installer Toolkit will now use the same Battery storage module available in Enlighten Manager, this will be available only when the system is online. This will automatically expose charge battery sych issues homeowner face.

    This will automatically expose charge from grid, other tariff enhancements we do in the ENHO app

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  4. Mandatory training will be required for installing following system configurations:

    1. Addition of generator

    Generator

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  5. The ITK will now display images to assist installers to

    1. Turn OFF and Turn on the DC disconnect switch for Encharges

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    2. To identify the comms kit required for Ensemble commissioning

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  6. The toolkit instructions will contain more details to help installers disable manual override and to power on the system

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  7. Installers will be reminded to install the second pair of consumption CTs in the meter wizard for a multiple Envoy Ensemble system with non-microgrid PV connected to main load panel or sub-panel.

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  8. Installer can now add Enphase IQ Load controller in the system. One IQ Load controller can be used to configure 2 Auxiliary Contacts for Load control.

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Bug Fixes
  • The PV to ESS ratio message will be shown to users installing Ensemble with M series microinverters too

  • Fixed the issue where configuring pop-up was not dismissed when the AP mode connection was lost. Also changed the message in the pop-up

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Enphase App - Release notes (21.10.0)
December 13, 2021
What’s New

This update introduces four new features, along with three improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use.

  1. Load controller enhancements

    We have updated load control in the settings and to help you quickly view information about each load configured in your system, we’ve added details to your Live Status, Devices and Live Vitals pages. You can also always find load information and make adjustments from the ‘Settings’ page in the ‘Menu’.

    1. Updated load control in settings

      You can now choose from Basic, Scheduled, Advanced and Manual when selecting a mode for loads. Scheduled allows you to keep loads powered during a selected time frame. Advanced allows you to keep loads powered when the battery charge is above a reserve level.

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      1. To view your loads in the live status page, tap ‘Live Status’ on your home screen,

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      3. To view loads under Devices

        1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app

        2. Select ‘System’ and then ‘Devices’

        3. Tap ‘loads’ to view more details about loads

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      4. To view loads under Live Vitals

        1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app

        2. Select ‘System’ and then ‘Live Vitals’

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  2. Electricity rate improvements

    We’ve made a number of improvements to the electricity rate page to make understanding and viewing your rate details a little easier. Go to ‘Menu’, then tap ‘Settings’ and ‘Electricity Rate’ to get started.

    1. New Electricity Rate Quick Guide

      Use the Electricity Rate Quick Guide to learn more about why adding your electricity rate helps you maximize savings on your utility bill. We’ll also show you how to use autofill to add your rate or enter it manually.

      To access the tutorial

      1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app

      2. Select ‘Settings’ and then ‘Electricity Rate’

      3. Tap on ‘Tell me about adding an electricity rate’ to get started

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    2. Electricity rate FAQ

      View common questions and answers about adding electricity import and export rates, like how we use your rate or why your utility may not be listed.

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    3. Itemized electricity rates are now available

      After adding your electricity rate, you can now view an itemized breakdown of your kilowatt hour cost to help you verify the consolidated number against your electric bill.
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    4. Historic rates are now available

      When adding your electricity rate, you can now view and select a historic tariff name or code. When adding your import or export rate, tap ‘Tariff Name/Code’, and then scroll to the bottom of the list. Tap Historic Rates to search or browse the full list of rates available for your utility.
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  3. Data upload notification

    When your system reconnects to the internet after being offline for an extended period of time, it can take some time to upload and refresh your data. If this happens, we’ll display a message on your home screen to let you know your system is working on it.

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  4. Explore Enphase refresh

    We’ve updated the content in the Explore section of the Enphase app with new articles, videos, stories and more. Go to 'Menu' and tap on 'Explore'. This feature is available only for systems in North America.

What’s Fixed
  1. Energy graph view is now persistent

    You might have observed that the energy graph defaulted back to just showing consumption and produced values. We have now fixed this, and once you choose which energy values to see in your graph those will remain persistent till you change again.

  2. Live Status stability improvements

    You might have faced some issues connecting your Envoy to live status. With this fix, you can now view the live status with faster connection and improved performance

  3. Energy graph now accounts for daylight savings

    When daylight savings occurs you might noticed a discontinuous energy graph. With this fix, you can now view a smooth energy graph when day light savings transition occurs

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.23)
November 26, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

To know more or to share your feedback on the Installer Toolkit app, join discussions around ITK in our community.

Features available to Ensemble Users

  1. Installer Toolkit will now recommend grid profile suited for Ensemble system automatically when installing Ensemble storage system with Enpower.

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  2. Installers will now be able to see progress percentage for Ensemble software update when they’re waiting to start functional validation

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  3. Installers can now see Encharge update progress in ESS upgrade screen.

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Bug Fixes
  1. Fixed an issue where Installer Toolkit was not downloading Ensemble Envoy softwares (6.0.X and 6.1.X) for self-installers

  2. Fixed some bugs where incorrect update status was mentioned for Ensemble devices

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (21.9.0)
November 09, 2021

What’s new?

We’re always trying to improve your experience. Here are the features we introduced to make installation and monitoring gets faster, easier, and better.

Add phase info for battery charge/discharge in ENLM graph

Earlier, for sites having multiple phases, charge/ discharge information at the phase level was missing for Encharges in the Systems Tab in Graph View for Enlighten Manager.

This was addressed in the upcoming release, which will now allow users to view phase level information for Encharges in Enlighten Manager. To view Phase Level Information for Encharges, users need to do the following:

  • Go to System Settings Page

  • Select Meter Measurements from Production Readings dropdown in Energy and Power Display Section.

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  • In the Graph section, select the Date Range from the left-hand side dropdown for which one intends to view the Power measurements.

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  • Check the ‘Show Phases’ and this will allow users to view Encharge phase level information in the graph.

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ACM Report for ACM partner

AC Module partner will now be able to download a report to see their AC Module Installations across geographies. The report shall contain information about the status of their AC Module Device and the site it is installed in.

  • Only a single type of report will be made available. This will contain location data in terms of Zip Code, City and State where ACMs are installed with their corresponding ACM serial number. Additionally, Device and Site Status and Creation Date information will be made available in the report.

  • This data will help ACM partner to analyze the performance of ACMs, keep a tab on any panels reporting failure and expansion/ growth opportunities based on location data.

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Portuguese and Polish language support

As Enphase is getting into new markets in Brazil and Europe, the new languages support in Portuguese and Polish is added within Enlighten Manager.

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Dynamic PEL functionality for Switzerland

Installers can set the power export limit for the sites that are installed in Switzerland.

  • The power limit can be set by Envoy (in this case the export limit is always constant) or using external relay settings in Envoy digital input post (in this case the export limit is set dynamically).

  • If ‘Limit power production by Envoy’ is selected, user will be able to provide details about absolute power values to be limited or system size and maximum power export limit

  • If ‘Limit power production/export via reading of relay settings on Envoy’s Digital Input Post’, then will be able to Input power production limits up to 16 Relay states.

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Cell Modem Model SKU and Plan End Date

Previously, Cell Modem Model SKU and Plan End Date information were not readily available to the installers. They had to reach out to customer support for this information, who would have to provide this information after internal chasing, creating redundancies in the whole process.

In this release, this concern has been addressed by adding 3 new columns, Cell Modem, Cell Modem SKU, and Cell Modem Plan End Date in Systems List in Enlighten Manager.

  • Installers can view these columns in Systems list in Enlighten Manager by selecting the appropriate columns in ‘Change Columns Section.’

  • This feature will enable installers to pull information relating to Cell Modem Plan End Date by themselves without the help of customer support.

  • For systems with single Cell Modem, this information is readily available in the Systems List in Enlighten Manager in Cell Modem Plan End Date Column.

  • For systems with multiple Cell Modem, instructions to view Cell Modem End Dates are provided in the Cell Modem Plan End Date Column.

Mobile number validation in ENLM accounts page:

The validation for phone number based on country code is added within Enlighten Manager accounts page to avoid guide installers enter correct phone number as the phone numbers are used in multiple places to send notifications, User shall be prompted to enter valid phone number in case the validation is failed.

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What’s fixed

  1. Make National Metering Identifier (NMI) mandatory for all the states of Australia. Earlier this was made mandatory only for South Australia.

  2. The Enlighten Manager map view which showcases all the installations done by an installer is fixed now to show the installed systems on the map.

  3. Storage installer and maintainer is now getting updated correctly for Ensemble sites in Enlighten Admin. Earlier, there were few cases where these values were not updated.

  4. Battery calibration emails are now being sent correctly to installers once the batteries reach 100% for the first-time post calibration. Earlier this was not working for any site.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.21)
October 18, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

To know more or to share your feedback on the Installer Toolkit app, join discussions around ITK in our community.

 

What’s new for all ITK users

  • Installers will be allowed to delete wrongly created/duplicate systems in the following scenarios
    • In case systems are synched to Enlighten: System stage in Enlighten < 3 and no devices are present in the system.
    • In case systems are not synched to Enlighten: Provisioning is not initiated yet.

 

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  • The installer toolkit would now be supporting Portuguese and Polish language.
  • Selection of commercial and residential on activation page will now be a radio button instead of a dropdown for better clarity.

 

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  • Installer Toolkit will now remind installers commissioning a commercial system that Ensemble devices are only supported for residential systems.

 

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  • Grid profile improvements
    • Grid profile will now become Envoy specific instead of being site-specific. Installers can choose 2 separate grid profiles for different Envoys on the same site. Installers will now be prompted to select grid profile after scanning Envoy.
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    • Installer Toolkit will only show only relevant grid profiles based on the system type.
    • Installer Toolkit will provide more information about the grid profile while selecting the grid profile and while changing the default grid profile.
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    • Installer Toolkit will prompt the user to change to recommended grid profile if the installer is installing a system in a different state in the US.
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    • Installers can now choose different grid profiles for different Envoy in a multi-Envoy system.
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  • Performance improvements are done on various screens to reduce the loading time.
  • Installer Toolkit will now remind the installer to enable GPS and provide location permission before connecting to Envoy in AP mode.

 

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Features available to Ensemble users

 
  • The live status which includes load, storage, PV, and grid values will be available as part of the meter wizard.

 

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  • Add a check to ensure PV is never turned on while checking for polarity issues across different phases in the consumption CT wizard. This will ensure that users cannot bypass the polarity issue error encountered due to the wrong placement of CT.

 

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  • The toolkit will remind users to keep the DC switch turned OFF when adding the Encharges and will remind them to turn ON once at least one of the Encharges has been provisioned.
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  • Production meter wizard improvements
    • The meter wizard ensures that all the branch circuits are part of CT by comparing the reading with PLC. If the meter reading is too low (lack of production), the toolkit will highlight the possible risk of skipping this vital check as comparison can be accurate only when there is sufficient production. (at least 500 W)
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  • The functional validation process is now simplified with the following improvements
    • The requirement to do grid transition physically is now removed and the users are required to do fewer grid transitions.
    • The ON-grid testing steps have been removed and the user needs to spend less time validating the system.

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  • Consumption CT wizard will display the status of Encharges along with meter reading. The Installer Toolkit will highlight if the Encharges are not discharging when the PV is off.

 

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  • The Enpower images available in the Toolkit will contain the lugs to provide a more accurate block diagram.

 

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  • The manual override instructions will always be available for users to access under Enpower detailed screen.

 

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  • Installer Toolkit will now inform users to move closer to devices if the devices are not getting discovered during provisioning.

 

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  • Supporting BMU update in the toolkit
    • When the BMU update is in progress, the toolkit will show ‘System configuration update in progress’ to installers similar to Encharge DMIR updates.
    • The Toolkit will not allow users to start functional validation when the BMU update is in progress.

 

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Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the issue where meter checks were not done for sites in Puerto Rico.
  • Fixed the issue where Installer Toolkit was providing options to update non-Ensemble Envoy with 6.0.X or higher version of the software in a multi-Envoy site.
  • Fixed the issue where the Installer toolkit was allowing users to Provision Ensemble devices with non-Ensemble Envoy.
  • The blue strip will now be shown instantaneously as soon as the connection to Envoy is successful.
  • Manual override pop-up appearing twice.
  • Fixed a bug where the EnFluri test for Germany was sometimes failing incorrectly in Android
Enphase App - Release notes (21.8.1)
September 28, 2021
What’s New

This update introduces three new features, along with two improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use.

New features:

  1. New Battery Profile Quick Guide

    For homeowners with Encharge battery, we are introducing a new Battery Profile Quick to call Guide. This quick guide suggests a profile based on the goals you choose for your energy system — savings on your electric bill, self-powering your home with clean energy or staying prepared for an outage. You can also browse through more detailed descriptions of each profile to learn more.

    To learn more about the three profiles:

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app

    2. Select ‘Settings’ and then ‘battery

    3. Tap ‘Help me choose a profile’ and then ‘learn more about profiles’ to get started.

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    To find the right battery profile for you home needs:

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app

    2. Select ‘Settings’ and then ‘battery

    3. Tap ‘Help me choose a profile’ and then ‘Find the right profile’ to get started.

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  2. What’s New

    Quick summaries of what changed in your latest software updates are now available in the ‘What’s New’ section of the app.

    To view this information:

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app

    2. Select App Information

    3. Select What's New to view the software updates

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  3. Explore Enphase from the app

    Customers that don’t own an Enphase product can now learn more about Enphase products and how to build their energy system.

    1. Estimate your energy requirements and order an Enphase system

    2. Learn more about Enphase products

    Download the app and create an account to get started.

Improvements:

  1. Delayed or unsent production updates

    You may have noticed that updates on your energy system production status were delayed and didn’t send immediately after detecting an issue. Production updates will now automatically send once a day to ensure you always have the latest updates on your energy system.

  2. Battery profile displaying incorrectly

    As Homeowners with battery, you may have noticed your battery profile displayed incorrectly in the app after asking an Installer to change it. We've improved this process moving forward so that the Enphase app always gets the latest status directly from your Envoy device.

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (21.8.1)
September 24, 2021

What’s New

New Training Dashboard

  • You can now track and manage the training status for each of your employees or your whole company from a single dashboard in Enlighten Manager:

    • View available learning paths to view which courses are available for employees, learn more about each one, see if there are any prerequisites, and navigate directly to each course.

    • Check your company status to view your highest trained employee for each learning path.

    • Check each employee’s status to view which courses they have completed, and which ones are in progress with their current status.

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Updated notification preferences

  • We've introduced new notification preferences to help you keep better tabs on how your sites are doing. Now, you can create groups of sites with customized settings to receive Information, Error and Alert messages. The first time you visit the notification preferences page after the update, you’ll be prompted to go through a guided tutorial with more information on how to use your new settings.

     
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New Homeowner approval for third-party system access requests

  • When granting third-party companies access to a system, the request will now require homeowner approval before it’s complete. When a new request is submitted, the status will be set to pending and an email is automatically sent to the homeowner with a link to approve. Please note that this is for Stage 3 and higher sites and require the email address of the user with the new third-party company.

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What’s Fixed

Array builder not displaying in expected languages

  • Previously if another language was selected, some text and messages were displayed in English. This is now resolved to display the correct language.

System dashboard did not load a select number of sites

  • We’ve fixed this to ensure all sites are displayed.

Support companies can no longer edit partner company details

  • Partner company details are now protected for added security, preventing anyone else from modifying their information.

Battery Profile did not update as expected

  • Previously, there was an issue that prevented Installers from being able to update a homeowners battery profile from Enlighten Manager. This is now resolved to allow Installers to update the profile on behalf of their homeowners.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.20)
September 01, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 

To know more or to share your feedback on the Installer Toolkit app, join discussions around ITK in our community.

 

What’s new for Ensemble Installer Toolkit users only

  • The Installer Toolkit will now remind users to keep the DC switch turned OFF when adding the Encharges and will remind them to turn ON once at least one of the Encharges has been provisioned.

 

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Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the issue where the Installer Toolkit app was crashing when the site was created.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.19)
August 31, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 

To know more or to share your feedback on the Installer Toolkit app, join discussions around ITK in our community.

 

What’s new for all ITK users

  • Updates to Envoy Connectivity

    • The Installer Toolkit now automatically asks you to set up Wi-Fi as soon as it’s connected to Envoy.
       

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    • When a software update is in progress, we’ve added a screen with more information on how to tell which step the Envoy is on in the process.
       

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  • Homeowner Walkthrough Checklist

    • We’ve added a checklist for the first Homeowner Walkthrough. This step is completed after the Function Validation step in Ensemble systems, and the Meter Configuration step in non-Ensemble systems.
       

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What’s new for Ensemble ITK users only

Provisioning improvements

  • You can now switch to a correct Ensemble certified grid profile while scanning Enpower — no need to go back to Step-1. Please note, Ensemble certified grid profile selection is only available for systems with an Enpower. 

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  • You can no longer provide a system without Bluetooth permissions set and turned on.

  • If the number of scanned devices does not match the device count, we’ll let you know which ones are missing and give you the option to add more devices.

 

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  • If the Envoy is not connected to Wi-Fi or has a poor connection, you will be reminded to check the cell modem connection before leaving the site after provisioning.

 

What’s fixed
  • The correct Enphase support phone number is now shown for French Toolkit users.

  • Envoy updates are no longer stalled from insufficient file size or system timeout.

  • For Android users, you can now enable meters while connected to Envoy via Wi-Fi.

  • Fixed the functional validation restart issue on Android. For Android users, the functional validation restart issue has been resolved.

  • You can now refresh the network list if there are no networks available to select from the dropdown.

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (21.7.1)
August 16, 2021
What’s new?

We’re always trying to improve your experience. Here are the features we introduced to make installation and monitoring gets faster, easier, and better.  

Bulk Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Labor Reimbursement Requests

Installers can now submit labor reimbursement requests for bulk RMA in addition to regular RMA, based on eligibility. 

To submit a labor request:   

  1. First, start a bulk RMA and request approval. 

  2. If the RMA is approved and falls within the eligibility period for labor reimbursement, it will be available in Enlighten Manager for Installers to create a labor reimbursement request. 

  3. Installers can then complete and submit the labor reimbursement request form from Enlighten Manager. Any serial numbers of devices installed in the request can be viewed in the form before submitting.

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New 'Yesterday' filter for array and graph views

In addition to all existing time filters, ‘Yesterday’ is now an available option and lets Installers see the previous day’s energy and power production in the Array and Graph for a site.

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View Encharge and Enpower devices installed in the System list

When viewing their System list, Installers can now view the number of Encharge and Enpower devices at each site. Select the ‘Change Columns’ button and check the boxes for Encharge and Enpower devices and the two columns will appear on the right. They will also display in the csv file Installers can download. Please note that the columns won’t include retired devices and can be affected by any filters already applied.

To view the Enpower and Encharge devices installed at a site:

  1. Navigate to the System’s page in Enlighten Manager

  2. Select ‘Change Columns’

  3. Select ‘Enpower’ and ‘Encharges’ from the list, below ‘AC Batteries’

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New ‘Undo’ button in array building

Installers can now use ‘Undo’ to reassign serial numbers when building an array. If an Installer tries to assign a serial number that’s already in use for another microinverter, a message will display indicating that the serial number is already assigned, and the Installer will not be able to save the array until the duplicate is removed or corrected.

Cycle count calculation updates

The formula used to calculate the total charge cycles of a battery has been updated by battery size for increased accuracy. Along with Enlighten Manager for installers, the cycle count is now also displayed in the Enlighten app for homeowners in device information to help them understand their remaining warranty coverage.

Device information updates

Envoy devices that are supporting a home battery are now clearly marked in the device tables for any given site. When viewing the Envoy device table, a new column at the far right labeled ‘Encharge Storage (Yes/No) will indicate if an Envoy device is supporting an Encharge Storage system. When viewing the Encharge or Enpower device tables, a new column at the far right labeled ‘Envoy’ will indicate the name of the Envoy the other devices are reporting to.

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Drop a pin on your company location

To be matched with leads in your company’s exact area, you can now drop a pin on the map from your Company Profile page.

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Add extended Labor Reimbursement Coverage for upgraded IQ microinverter sites

You can now get an extended Labor Reimbursement Coverage for an additional three or eight years.. Eligibility will be counted from the date of installation of the first IQ microinverter on the site.

Service Contract Agreement download

You can now download the Service Contract Agreement from the Labor Protection Program (LPP) page for sites that already have the LPP purchased.

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What’s fixed?

  1. The ‘% of Estimated (Month)’ and ‘% of Estimated (Lifetime)’ are now displaying correct values. Earlier, these values were swapped under these columns.

  2. When an installer clicks on the ‘Landscape’ or ‘Portrait’ button in Enlighten, the corresponding modules are now added correctly. Earlier, the functionality was reversed.

Enphase App - Release notes (21.7.1)
August 16, 2021
What’s new?

This update introduces five new features, along with two improvements, that focus on homeowners' day-to-day conveniences and improve overall ease of use.  

New Features:  

  1. New system notifications

    Stay up to date and get messages in real-time if a problem is detected. Receive Information, Error and Alert notifications depending on system type, via push, text or email.     

    Know more 

    To view and adjust your notification preferences: 

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app 

    2. Select Account and then My Notifications

    3. View and adjust your preferences

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    Note: This feature will roll out in phases to all homeowners over the coming weeks.

  2. Grid transition verification code, via text messages

    Homeowners with an Enphase Battery Storage System can now receive their verification code via text in addition to email to confirm they'd like their system to operate in Off Grid mode. If the mobile number isn’t updated, the app will ask for confirmation the next time the homeowner chooses to disconnect their system from the grid.     

    To use this feature:

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app 

    2. Select Settings 

    3. Toggle between On Grid and Off Grid with Grid Control 

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  3. Improved device information

    Now, for all Enphase devices including microinverters, the current firmware version and last updated time will be displayed on the device detail page in the app.   

    To view this information:

    1. Select ‘Menu’ from the navigation bar in the app 

    2. Select System and then Devices

    3. Select Microinverters to view the device information, including firmware version and when it was last updated. 

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  4. New monthly energy report

    You can now enjoy an easier to read, more informative monthly energy report email. The new layout includes summary details and key insights into your system’s health and productivity.

    Know more

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  5. Updated account management emails  

    We’ve refreshed the design and functionality delivered via these emails, including password reset, account unlock, new email address confirmation, and consumption access requests.

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Improvements: 

  1. False charge below reserve notification

    Some homeowners with an Enphase Storage system may have received a false notification that its charge was below the reserve level while Storm Guard was active, even though its actual charge was close to 100% . This has since been corrected, and homeowners will now receive the accurate reserve level notifications

  2. Inconsistent grid connection status on some screens  

    Some homeowners with an Enphase Storage system may have noticed that on the Status page of their app, their system was showing as ‘On Grid’ but ‘Unknown’ on the settings page in the Grid Control feature. We’ve resolved this to now display the correct grid connection status on all screens.

 
 
 
Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.17)
July 05, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 

Features now available for all Toolkit App-users

  • As a certified installer, you will now be able to:

    • Retire microinverters, AC batteries, and Q-Relays from a site in stage greater than 3 (A commissioned system)

    • Restore retired microinverters on the site

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  • There are also Envoy improvements in this release – Installers can now go to support to search for a site based on the Envoy ID. The user will be redirected to the Envoy connectivity screen for that particular site. If the user does not have access to the site, they will be prompted to request system access either via an installer or homeowner account.
     

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Features available to Ensemble users 

  • As a certified Installer, you will now be able to see the details of tariff settings, storage configuration, and status of Ensemble software upgrades on the main site status screen.
     

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  • Users can now change the Envoy associated with a non-provisioned Encharge/Enpower device in a multiple-Envoy site without removing the devices.
     

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  • Installer Toolkit now restricts users from installing Ensemble devices on a 208V single phase retrofit site.
     

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  • Installers can now select loads using icons during the load control configuration. The installer toolkit will provide a predefined list of appropriate icons for selection.


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  • The meter wizard now informs the installers if the consumption CTs are not placed on the grid side of Enpower as required for the storage system to operate properly.

 

Some installers have been placing the pair of consumption CTs on the load side of Enpower instead of on the grid side. (see below image)

 

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Going forward, the consumption meter wizard will validate if the CT is placed correctly on the grid side of Enpower. The user will be asked to confirm that the CTs have been placed correctly before moving forward with the installation process. 
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  • When Ensemble devices are stalled in the ‘Discovered’ state during provisioning, the Installer Toolkit will retry sending the link keys to devices over BLE three times for successful provisioning.

  • For a partial-backup system, consumption CT will no longer ask the user to confirm if the meter reading is similar to the utility meter.

  • For a grid-tied system, the maximum number of Encharges units allowed has been set to 39.

    Also Note: The toolkit now supports the commissioning of PV systems in Italy. The app will download the new 5.0.X firmware for users in Italy and will recommend users update the firmware before provisioning the devices.

     

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the issue where the Reserve SOC was not changing when the battery mode is being changed from the self-consumption mode to the savings mode or vice-versa.

  • Grid profiles will now be auto-downloaded provided the auto-download option is selected.

  • Fixed the issue where the download button was not getting disabled after the Envoy Software was downloaded.

  • Installer Toolkit will now accept special characters in the first name.

  • Fixed the issue where the street numbers were not being added while entering the street address.

  • ‘Enable production meter’ option was provided for installers when the production value was greater than zero.

  • The meter status was incorrectly shown as enabled when the Envoy had failed to enable the meters.

  • The meter status now automatically updates the post provisioning for iOS users. 

  • The ESS upgrade screen will inform the user if the software update is stuck due to the Ensemble device temporarily disconnecting from Envoy. 

  • Fixed the issue where the Envoy configuration popup was flashing while switching between screens when the Installer Toolkit was connected to Envoy via Wi-Fi.

  • The grid toggle in the live status screen incorrectly showed the status as off-grid while the grid transition was still pending.

  • Fixed the issue where Envoy software update was stuck while uploading files on iOS platform.

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (21.6.1)
June 21, 2021
What’s new?

We’re always trying to improve your experience. Here are the features we introduced to make installation and monitoring gets faster, easier, and better.

Enhanced battery report for SGIP purpose

We enhanced battery report to download Battery Report for a custom date range with selected intervals under ‘Reports’ for a given site. This report can be generated for any 7 days range instead of the current report which is generated only for the last 7 days. Also, the report can be generated for different time intervals (5, 15, 30 mins) instead of the irregular interval raw data we are showing today. This is primarily used for SGIP incentive purpose.
 

  • Select ‘Start Date’ and ‘End Date’ for which report must be generated 

  • The system will not allow to select more than 7 days 

  • Select the time interval between each record (i.e., 5, 15 and 30 mins) with 5 mins as default. 

  • Once you click on ‘Submit’, report is generated with below columns

    1. Created Date 

    1. Encharge Serial Number 

    1. Power (W) 

    1. Energy (kWh) 

    1. State of Charge (%) 

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Array Builder Improvements

The below array builder improvements are added based on requests received. 

  • Ability to select part of array or group of arrays by dragging or by holding shift – to move/rotate the selected piece together. 

  • Rotating 360 degree shall move back microinverter to original position. Currently, some offset is observed. 

  • Improve performance on auto-advance functionality 

  • Improve performance of adding 5000 modules at a time 

  • Array name to support numbers that start with ‘0’ 

  • Retain background image when it is zoomed in and out withing array builder 

 

New system dashboard for Ensemble users

We revamped complete system dashboard with some advanced features. This system dashboard is available only for sites with Enphase storage system. Below are the changes we brought for you.

  • Enhanced UI and navigation 

  • Better filtering options. Device filters on left vertical section maintains system hierarchy based on available devices and act as global filter for all the applicable tabs. Parameter filters specific to each tab. 

  • Device status and summary info is readily available in device filter section without moving between tabs. 

  • The middle layout represents the actual dashboard data which changes with filters. The UI is enhanced for this section. 

  • The table layout which used across different sections in dashboard has been made very compact to access lot of info at a time. 

  • Many features like locking columns, resizing columns, column level search, sorting, filtering, and scrolling are added. 

  • Graphs with multiple devices and parameters are added as part of device data. 

  • Site search within dashboard 

  • High resolution data - Zooming options, time filtering based on system time zone and scaling x-axis gap proportional to system downtime are added. 

 

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Enhanced Enlighten Manager dashboard

  • We introduced Service Requests widget on Enlighten Manager dashboard. Now you can view the aggregated count of status of all the service request made by you to Enphase on Enlighten Manager dashboard. 

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  • Now you can provide the feedback to us by using Enlighten manager and share specific comments through feedback button on Enlighten Manager site in mobile. 

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We have introduced two pricing slabs, in place of price range, for storage installation under turnkey services and installation only services in Leads Preferences Page. Now you can provide a value (in $/KWh) for both the storage slabs. 

 

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We have introduced a new financing providers section for you to select/fill the providers you have support so that we can show it to homeowners. You can select multiple financing providers options. 

 

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We have enabled SGIP related alerts in Notification Center in Enlighten Manager Dashboard. You can now view all the notification alerts for any status update/message for an application from Enphase on click of bell icon.
 

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We have added left Pane in SGIP screen during SGIP application view. It helps you to navigate to different services/tab quickly for the same system.
 

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We have rearranged SGIP application details page to display “Communicate with Enphase” option directly in open form and to avoid multiple clicks to view chat messages.
 

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We have modified the Email text requesting for documents required for Incentive claim stage for SGIP application when Rebate Reservation Form (RRF) is approved by utility. It is to clearly state the expectation from SGIP program as what all documents are required in order to continue the process.
 

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We have modified contract document guidelines text to clearly state the expectation from SGIP program as what all details should be included in the contract document to initiate the SGIP process.
 

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We have enhanced PSPS pop-up information, based on the utility, to help you identify if system owners home experiences 2 or more PSPS events. This information is required while filling SGIP application form to identify the category and incentive amount.
 

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We have introduced unread message envelope icon feature on SGIP application dashboard. The message info will be displayed in the Status column of the application for any unread messages from Enphase.
 

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You can now download 7 days battery report (with 15 min interval) from SGIP application dashboard with one click once application moved status to Incentive Claim Form (ICF) stage.
 

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Enphase App - Release notes (21.6.1)
June 21, 2021
What’s new?

Here are four new features that place even more power in the palm of your hand.

  1. Enable/Disable your battery charging from grid

    Today batteries are charged from the grid only in critical scenarios. We are now giving you an option to enable the battery charging from the grid for other scenarios as well. By default, the option will be disabled, and batteries will charge only from solar. If enabled, batteries will charge from the grid when your battery is in Full Backup mode or when battery charge is below the reserve capacity Savings or Self-Consumption modes.

    Know more

    To use this feature, do the following:

    1. On the navigation bar of the Enlighten mobile application, click Menu.

    2. Select Battery to view the Battery screen.

    3. Select Advanced Settings on the top right of the screen.

    4. Enable “Charge battery from the grid toggle”.

      Step 1: From the Battery screen, Tap Advanced Settings icon

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      Step 2: Toggle the "change battery from grid" button.

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      Step 3:  Confirm by ticking the check-box and tapping "Enable".

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      Step 4: Grid charging will be enabled.

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  2. Redesigned Banner communications

    We update you on the various app updates and critical alerts through the in-app banners. Our newly designed banners will help the updates from us reaching to you in a more engaging manner.

    Banners, after dismissed, will be present in Notices until they expire.

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  3. Enphase now supports Storage only sites for backup 

    The view for Storage only Ensemble sites [Storage sites not having microinverters] has been redesigned and updated to make it useful for you

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  4. Reserve Battery charge to be preserved for the previous battery mode

    We want to make your life easy. So, when battery modes are changed from Savings or Self-Consumption to other modes, the reserve charge levels are now preserved.

 
 
 
Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.15)
May 27, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 

New Features

All Users

  • Grid Profile changes:

    • Installers will now not be shown grid profile page and the selection will happen in the background. If there is any error while selecting the default grid profile, the user would be notified.

    • Self-installers will now only see the grid profiles applicable to their country.

    • Grid profiles will now be categorized by the regions they’re applicable in for easier searching.
       

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  • Installers can now use the front-facing camera with a flashlight to scan devices.
     

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  • A reference tooltip would be provided to explain the installer reference field.
     

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  • Installers will now be able to download summary reports both in AP and non-AP mode.
     

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  • The Installers can now connect to their Envoy-R in Installer Toolkit 3.0. For all systems with only Envoy-R’s in the field, the toolkit will display the Envoy UI.
     

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  • For a multiple Envoy system, installers can now check the provisioned status of all Envoys at the same time.

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Ensemble Users

  • Users can now configure load control and PV shedding for your Ensemble systems. When load control for your appliances is enabled, the appliances will be powered on or off based on the mode. If the system is on the grid, your appliances will always be powered on irrespective of modes.
     

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  • Installers can now enable export limit/back-feed for solar. This will limit the current exported from solar.

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  • The Installer Toolkit will inform the installers to retry provisioning if any of the Ensemble devices are stuck in the ‘Waiting for Acknowledgement’ state for more than 3 minutes due to incorrect Envoy information. When this error is encountered, The status of the device will change to ‘Provisioning failed’ and the user can tap on the ‘Provision Devices’ button below to retry.
     

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  • For an Ensemble system, the user will not be allowed to skip the production meter unless the user encounters an issue with the meter reading. This will ensure that the user is notified about the meter issues and is not allowed to skip over the entire wizard.
     

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  • The off-grid functional testing will provide a timer to inform the installer to wait for the system to go back on-grid once the testing is complete.
     

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  • Now the installer can disable manual override in AP mode. Also, the live status will display the status of Manual override (Enabled or disabled) before the user chooses ‘Start functional validation’.

 

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Bug Fixes
  • The issue where using the pre-existing email used during activation was over-writing the first and the last name of the owner is now fixed.
     

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  • The issue of Toolkit updating storage mode if it was changed in AP mode, once it is synched with Enlighten and overriding homeowner selected value is now fixed for Ensemble Users.

  • Array builder issues of not able to save the system after scanning the microinverters

  • Grid profile changing to unset after provisioning is fixed on Android devices.

  • The problem of the Wi-Fi selection list not being scrollable in some of the apple devices is now fixed.

  • Envoy getting disconnected while in AP mode whenever a different application was opened is now fixed on iOS devices.

Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (21.5.1)
May 10, 2021
What’s new?

We’re always trying to improve your experience. With our new software updates, every installation gets faster, easier, and better. Here’s how:

Faster commissioning with remote Envoy upgrades

Our new remote Envoy software upgrade allows you to commission Enphase Storage faster for new installations via the Enlighten Manager. Follow these steps below to upgrade your Envoy software:

  • In Enlighten Manager, create a system instance using an Envoy serial number on the activation page.

  • Ensure that the Envoy is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular and reports successfully to Enlighten.

  • In the Envoy section of the interface, select the microinverter type from the SKU dropdown.

  • Enable the ‘Does this site have storage?’ check box.

  • Click Upgrade Envoy to initiate the upgrade.


Enlighten Manager remote Envoy software upgrade

Pre-Commissioning Permit dates in activation flow

This feature will allow you to capture all pre-commissioning dates within Enlighten Manager activation pages before you visit the homeowner site for commissioning.

Capture the following information during system set-up.

  • Contract signed date

  • Permit AHJ

  • Permit Application date

  • Permit approval date

  • Hardware Installation (begin) date

Note: If the dates are different for solar and storage, that should be by checking "Solar and Storage dates are different.”

Text notification for critical alerts

Re-designed Installer registration page:

Text notification for critical alerts

The Enlighten Registration page is being updated to make the available options clearer. In a case where the name/address of the company matches an existing company, a warning will be shown asking the user to reach out to their admin for resolution. Also, registration will now be done via a verification code rather than an activation link.

Array bug fixes addressed in this release

We received complaints about the new array builder and the following bugs were fixed.

  • Array builder does not open in Firefox browser

  • Array builder does not get saved for large commercial systems

  • Array builder does not get saved for D380 microinverters

  • Arrays get dislocated/disappeared when users try to select module to assign microinverters

  • Array builder does not get saved once serial numbers are scanned through ITK

  • Array builder doesn’t allow to create array with more than 1000 microinverters

  • Array builder throws channel id in use error when saved

  • Array builder throws check your internet connection error when saved

  • Array in array view disappears when zoomed in or out

  • Array builder allows serial numbers from other systems as well

 In addition we also added a few additional features

  • Once a microinverter scanning is done, it is auto advanced to the next module

  • ’Add new array’ can be done even from left menu under array section

  • When a new array is created it gets highlighted and other arrays gets faded

  • Retired microinverters are not listed in microinverters section

  • Left menu section is kept open while microinverters are being assigned to an array

  • Added an option to undo/redo changes

  • Microinverters are sorted in order of scanning by default and choice is given to sort alphabetically

  • Ability to select part of subarray by holding shift key and move it together

Enphase App - Release notes (21.5.1)
May 10, 2021

What's New

Energy Independence setting for Savings Mode

We are introducing a new Energy Independence setting under Savings Mode. This new option under Savings Mode further reduces reliance on the energy grid after peak hours, lowering monthly utility bills for homeowners as they transition to 100% energy independence.

When this new Savings Mode setting is turned on by the homeowner, their Enphase system will start to take full advantage of all available battery power, around the clock, 24/7. For those homeowners who prefer to reserve some battery power for emergencies, this feature can be toggled off. (It initially defaults to ‘off.’)

This feature is under the process of rollout in Q2.
 

Text notification for critical alerts
Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.14)
May 06, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 

New Features

All Users

  • Enhancements have been done to the scanning algorithm to ensure installers have a better experience while scanning devices.

  • The installer will now be notified of important events or updates using a banner whenever they log in to the app. Installers can access banners from the notices section on the support screen. The banner can be customized on a user basis as well.
     

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  • In meter wizard and functional validation, the user is recommended to wait for 5 minutes after switching on the PV. The timer length will be now reduced to 1 minute for all systems with CA Rule 21 grid profiles.

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  • The installer will now have the ability to connect to a new network not identified by the envoy by entering network details manually.
     

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  • ITK will now autofill address details based on the selected address.

     

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  • Envoy connectivity improvements including,

    • The provisioning option will be disabled when the Envoy firmware upgrade is in progress.

    • The update firmware button will be disabled when the Envoy is already up to date.

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  • The homeowner will now be redirected to Enlighten app (for homeowners) if they trying to log in on the Installer Toolkit app.

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Ensemble Users

  • Meter improvements for US Ensemble 1.0 installation:

    • Refer diagrams for each possible cause of an issue in the production and consumption meter.


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    • Meter location input diagram in consumption CT is enhanced to help installers identify where to place the CT for an Ensemble system.


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    • List of non-communicating microinverters when cumulated PLC value is less than production meter reading.


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Bugs

  • Ensemble certificate was not found if the email address of the user used to log in was not matching the email address stored on Enlighten. We’ve now made it case insensitive.

  • The toolkit will now daily sync all the commissioning Events/data to Enlighten when the app is in the background.

  • The Meter wizard will highlight all the issues by showing the reading in red.
     

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Enphase Installer Portal – Release notes (21.4.1)
April 12, 2021
What’s new?

We’re always trying to improve your experience. With our new software updates, every installation gets faster, easier, and better. Here’s how:

Faster commissioning with remote upgrades

The new remote Envoy software upgrade allows you to commission Enphase Storage faster for retrofit sites via the Enlighten Manager. Follow these steps to upgrade Envoy software:

  • In the Enlighten Manager, open the activation page for a retrofit site.

  • In the Envoy section, select the microinverter type from the Microinverter SKU dropdown.

  • Enable the ‘Does this site have storage?’ check box.

  • Click Upgrade Envoy to initiate the upgrade.

Enlighten Manager remote Envoy software upgrade

 

Features for hassle-free installations

We’ve just released Installer Toolkit version 3.0.14 with amazing new features:

  1. For all installers

    • Provides important events or updates through a banner when you log in to the app. You can access banners from the notices section on the support screen.

    • Allows you to enter network details manually when the Envoy does not identify a new network.

    • Auto-fills address based on the street name you enter.

    • Scans devices more accurately with an improved scanning algorithm.

    • Ensures successful device provisioning by first updating the Envoy software and then enabling the ‘Start provisioning devices’ button.

    • Re-directs homeowners to the Enlighten app when they try to login to the Installer Toolkit.

    • Customizes the app size by downloading the right Envoy software for your location.

  2. For Enphase Storage installers

    Meter Wizard enhancements

    • PV’s turn-on timer is configurable based on grid profile.

    • Additional diagrams that assist installers in re-wiring a faulty CT connection.

    • Alert that warns you not to place the consumption CT on the load side of Enpower.

 

Visit https://community.enphase.com/s/article/Enphase-Installer-Toolkit-ITK-Release-Notes-3-0-14 for detailed release notes.

New features for homeowners

Four new features that make Enphase Storage simple and easy to use for homeowners.

  1. Text message notifications

    Homeowners will receive alerts via text message when the grid goes down or comes back up. That means that they can swing into action just in time to ensure Enphase Storage does not run out on them.

  2. Enhanced app menu

    The Enlighten Menu has a new tile layout that helps homeowners find what they need quickly. We've also simplified the navigation by reducing the options under each menu item.

  3. Battery prioritization  

    During peak hours, homeowners can now prioritize the battery as a first choice, solar as the second choice, and the grid as the third choice. Any excess solar not used by the home gets exported to the grid.

  4. Redesigned email notifications   

    New emails notify homeowners of a system error or alert and a lot more. They get recommendations, updates on exciting discussions in the Enphase Community, metrics such as site ID, and links to support, all in one email.

Enphase App - Release notes (21.4.1)
April 12, 2021
 
What’s new?

Here are four new features that place even more power in the palm of your hand.

  1. Text message notifications

    Backup power is critical during an outage. Our all-new text messages alert you when the grid goes down or is back up. Now, you can swing into action as soon as the grid goes down to ensure you have backup power when you need it the most.

    To ensure you receive these text messages, register your mobile number on the Enlighten app as follows:

    1. On the navigation bar of the Enlighten mobile application, click Menu.

    2. Select Account to view the Account dialog box.

    3. Select My Information and enter your mobile phone number in the Mobile field.

    4. Click Save Changes.

    Text notification for critical alerts
  2. Enhanced app menu

    A good mobile app is always intuitive. That's why the menu has a new tile layout that helps you find what you need quickly. You’ll notice that we've also simplified the navigation by reducing the options under each menu item. Now, you can find all Account settings under My Information, My Notification, and My Access. 

    Text notification for critical alerts
  3. Battery prioritization

    The Savings Mode of the Enphase Storage system helps you avoid using electricity from the grid during peak hours when your electricity cost is higher. Here’s how the new enhancement to this mode can help:

    • During peak hours, your home is powered by the battery as a first choice, solar as the second choice, and the grid as the third choice. Any excess solar not used by your home gets exported to the grid.

    • During off-peak hours, your battery charges from the solar to get ready for peak hours. Your home consumption comes from excess solar.

    • Electricity gets imported from the grid when your home needs more power than solar can provide.

    In this mode, your battery reserves some energy to power your home during an outage. You can change the reserve from the battery settings page.

    Use this mode to save on your electricity bill.

    Know more

  4. Redesigned email notifications

    Email alerts should be worthy of your time. That’s why our new e-mails notify you of a system error or alert, and a lot more. You get recommendations, updates on exciting discussions in the Enphase Community, metrics such as site ID, and links to support, all in one email.

    Text notification for critical alerts

    To ensure that you receive these emails, do the following:

    1. On the navigation bar of the Enlighten mobile application, click Menu.

    2. Select Account to view the Account screen.

    3. Select My Notifications to view the My Notifications screen.

    4. Enable Notify me about system production or service-related issues checkbox.

    5. Click Save Changes.

    Text notification for critical alerts

We want your feedback

We want to know what met your expectations and what missed the mark. Please spare a few minutes to take our survey.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.13)
April 09, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 


New Features

All Users

  • Enhancements have been done to the scanning algorithm to ensure installers have a better experience while scanning devices.

  • The installer will now be notified of important events or updates using a banner whenever they log in to the app. Installers can access banners from the notices section on the support screen. The banner can be customized on a user basis as well.

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  • In meter wizard and functional validation, the user is recommended to wait for 5 minutes after switching on the PV. The timer length will be now reduced to 1 minute for all systems with CA Rule 21 grid profiles.

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  • The installer will now have the ability to connect to a new network not identified by the envoy by entering network details manually.
     

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  • ITK will now autofill address details based on the selected address.

     

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  • Envoy connectivity improvements including,

    • The provisioning option will be disabled when the Envoy firmware upgrade is in progress.

    • The update firmware button will be disabled when the Envoy is already up to date.

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  • The homeowner will now be redirected to Enlighten app (for homeowners) if they trying to log in on the Installer Toolkit app.

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Ensemble Users

  • Installers will no longer be able to add Q-Relay in the Ensemble region.

  • Meter improvements for US Ensemble 1.0 installation:

    • Refer diagrams for each possible cause of an issue in the production and consumption meter.


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    • Meter location input diagram in consumption CT is enhanced to help installers identify where to place the CT for an Ensemble system.


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    • List of non-communicating microinverters when cumulated PLC value is less than production meter reading.


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Bugs

  • Ensemble certificate was not found if the email address of the user used to log in was not matching the email address stored on Enlighten. We’ve now made it case insensitive.

  • The toolkit will now daily sync all the commissioning Events/data to Enlighten when the app is in the background.

  • The Meter wizard will highlight all the issues by showing the reading in red.
     

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Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.11)
April 07, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 

New Features

All Users

 

  1. The installer can now connect to an Envoy using the toolkit over Wi-Fi (Installer Toolkit and Envoy should be on the same Wi-Fi network). This would reduce the dependency on ‘AP mode’ connectivity which requires the user to be in close proximity to the Envoy.
     
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  2. Installers can view the strength of the Cell modem and Wi-Fi in the Envoy connectivity screen.
     
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  3. Installers can associate phases for provisioned AC batteries before completing commissioning. 
     
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  4. Installers can now request a secure open connection between Envoy and Enphase support personnel. So that Customer Support can troubleshoot the issues by tunneling to the Envoy.
     
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  5. Installers of the parent company were not given access to the activations having branch companies as the maintainer or installer. We’ve removed that restriction now.
  6. The installer will not be allowed to set Reserve SoC below 10% in any battery mode 
  7. ITK will now be fully supported on the iPad 
 
Ensemble Users
  • In a multiple Envoy system, you can now select an Envoy as an ‘Ensemble Envoy’ to differentiate the microinverters that are part of the microgrid. The Ensemble microinverters will be listed separately in the details screen.
     
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  • When PV to storage check fails for a multiple Envoy system, Toolkit will provide the necessary instructions to move the additional microinverters from Ensemble Envoy to non-Ensemble Envoy.
     
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  • The ‘Update all software’ button after completing provisioning is now made less prominent to encourage users to continue commissioning and automatically update the software later.
     
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  • Meter improvements
     
    1. For all users in the US doing Ensemble installation, both production and consumption meter wizards will contain in-app videos to help rewire the CTs.
       
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    2. Performance improvement - The validation results in the production meter wizard is shown in real-time i.e less than 1 second
    3. Message improvement - The production meter error message will include instructions to make sure production CT only includes L1 PV generation circuits. Also, the instructions shown when consumption CT is reversed include the planning consumption tech brief link.
The results of the step 2 consumption wizard which includes polarity check are shown in real-time and users do not have to go to step 3 to see the results.
 

Bug fixes

  1. In case of an envoy software download failure, the Installer toolkit will automatically retry downloading the software and will not allow provisioning in case all files are not downloaded
  2. When only Enpower software is getting updated, the functional validation message will correctly display that the Ensemble software update is in progress.
  3. Fixed an issue where Ensemble certification was not found for certified users while installing ensemble devices in iOS
  4. Installers were not able to access the auto-tariff module in Installer Toolkit which is now fixed.
Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.9)
February 18, 2021

Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer App from the links below

 

     

 

 

New Features

  • Installer Toolkit will remind the Installers to download the latest Envoy Software through a Notification on reopening the application (when there is one). Installers will not be allowed to proceed unless they have the latest Envoy Software.
 

 
 

 
  • You can now request access to a system/Envoy if you do not see the system on the home screen. Go to ‘Request system access’ under Support and enter the Envoy serial number to request access to the site. On successful submission of the request, the homeowner will receive an email to confirm and provide the access to the site. 
 

 
  • The installer toolkit will provide the detailed version history of the application under settings. The details will include new features added, bug fixes, and performance improvements made available as part of different app updates
           
  Ensemble specific features

 

  • Users can now use the Enlighten Tariff module in Installer Toolkit. All Enlighten tariff features like Tiered, Auto, and Time-of-use will be accessible. The current tariff editor which supports all the basic functions will still be available when offline. 
     


                    
 

NOTE: Tariff Editor Lite is only available in the AP mode.

  • For a retrofit installation, Installer Toolkit will now Inform users to replace their existing non-compatible Envoy on adding Ensemble devices.            
     

   

 
  • ITK will now automatically set the battery mode to recommended values for various stages of commissioning.  

a. Before initiating functional validation, the battery mode would be set to ‘Self-Consumption’.
b. After functional validation is complete or aborted, the battery mode is set to ‘Full Back-up’ mode automatically to allow Encharges to charge 100% for optimal calibration.  
c. Once the SOC level reaches 100%, the sites are set back to the previous battery mode set by the user. 
 

 
 
  • ITK now provides an option to upgrade the microinverter firmware for Ensemble systems with M-series inverters. On adding the Ensemble devices, if the firmware of Microinverters is not upgraded, the Toolkit will provide an option to send the firmware upgrade request to the system (via Enlighten). 
     

           

  • The Envoy connectivity with Enlighten over Wi-Fi or Ethernet has been made mandatory for Ensemble commissioning. Before provisioning the devices if the Envoy is not communicating with Enlighten via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, the installers will be asked to configure (the same). 

  • The off-grid functional validation steps will be reduced from 9 to 6 as the Overload/ Blackstart test will no longer be supported.  
     

 
  • Users will no longer see the ‘Beta’ version on launching the app

Bug Fixes 

  1. Users are not allowed to access the array builder if they have recently changed their Enlighten password. The Toolkit will now log out the user and will inform to log back in.
  2. The installers were incorrectly shown the warning message ‘PV size exceeds the Encharge capacity’ when systems had the maximum allowed number of microinverters. The check has been improved to make sure it strictly adheres with the Ensemble design guide and the message is shown only when the number of allowed microinverters exceeds the limit.
  3. The latest Envoy software files are downloaded to the phone every time you re-login to the app. Going forward the download status of the software will be retained on logging back to the toolkit and the Envoy software files will not be downloaded. 
  4. The toolkit earlier took around 4 minutes to load the Array builder. The performance of the app is now improved to load the array builder within 10 to 15 seconds.
  5. The Wireless Communication Kit status in the Encharge detailed screen was shown incorrectly and is fixed to accurately display the ‘Connectivity’ status. 

Android Specific 

  • In Android, on selecting ‘Install replacement’ and ‘Request return’ options for an unverified system, the user was redirected to the Enlighten manager home page incorrectly. Now the replace options will only be available for a system with a verified and communicating Envoy. 
  • In Android, microinverters were getting provisioned on tapping ‘you can use WPS service to connect to your home Wi-Fi without password’ message under Wi-Fi connectivity screen. This is fixed to make sure no provisioning action is triggered on tapping the message .

iOS Specific 

  • In iOS, the menu options at the bottom were hidden when user opened production/consumption meter detailed screens in non-AP mode. Now the menu options will be displayed in the detailed screen similar to android application. 
  • In iOS, we have now fixed the issue where installers were blocked from provisioning Ensemble devices for systems located in Bermuda.  
Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.10)
February 18, 2021
Download the latest version of the Enphase Installer Toolkit (ITK) from the links below

     

 

Ensemble Specific 

Additional meter checks  

  1. The production meter and consumption meter wizards will now conduct additional validations for all ensemble residential sites in the USA to make sure the CT connections are accurate.
    • In production meter wizard, the toolkit will validate that,  
      • There are no negative readings across L1 and L2 
      • There are no microinverters or branch circuits missed during CT installation 
      • The readings across L1 and L2 are not imbalanced 
    • The description is automatically generated in the consumption meter wizard. The toolkit will therefore validate that there are no issues with CT placement and wiring. 
       

Production meter checks and messages 

Polarity Issue:

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Production reading lower than expected:   

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CT Imbalance issue:   

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Consumption meter images

Missing consumption CT:   

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 Polarity Issue:

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  • For a retrofit Ensemble installation, the production and consumption meters will be disabled in Installer Toolkit by default. This will ensure that all first-time Ensemble commissioning requires users to go through the meter wizard to enable meters.

Enphase Installer App - Release notes (3.0.7)
January 31, 2021

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Version 3.0.7


New Features


1. You can now chat with our customer support team directly using the app. Go to Support -> Contact Us -> Chat with us
 

 

2. Installer Toolkit now provides diagnostic options to troubleshoot Envoy connection to Enlighten. This allows the user to ping any server to find out Envoy connectivity to the internet (and Enlighten).
 

      

 

3. Depending on the site type, Enphase downloads a different Envoy Software. We added quick info to provide a description for all Envoy software version used.
 

 

 

4. Installers can now add ‘Permit’, ‘Contract’ and ‘Installation’ dates for a site. The dates can be different for solar and storage installation.
 

 

5. If your site has large or heavy loads, the use of soft starter will be recommended by the Toolkit for an Ensemble site.
 

 

6. If your company is not Ensemble certified, the Installer Toolkit will provide a pop-up message instructing on the same when you add Ensemble devices count. This ensures that we provide warning to the installer before they visit site and find out they cannot commission an Ensemble system.
 

 

7. For an Ensemble system with M-series microinverters, if the firmware of microinverters is not updated in Enlighten, the toolkit will provide a reminder message.
 


Bug Fixes
 

1. Scroll issues on iPhone 5 and 6.

2. In Android, on completing the functional validation, the toolkit will automatically set the battery mode to ‘Full Back-up’, similar to iOS. This will make sure the user does not have to sync the system with Enlighten to update the battery mode.

3. User was blocked from replacing the old Envoy as the Toolkit was incorrectly displaying ‘Envoy not connected in AP mode’ while configuring the Wi-Fi on new Envoy.
 

 

4. In addition to the checkbox for the user to inform switching off the PV, we now also validate that the production meter value has gone to zero to confirm that the PV was indeed switched off.

 

 

Faster Commissioning for Ensemble Devices


1. With the new Envoy 6.0.96 software update, the software of Ensemble devices (Encharge and Enpower) can be updated post commissioning. This will significantly reduce the time needed to install the system using the toolkit. The Enpower firmware will be mandatorily updated only if the current version is less than 20.34 and the installers can skip the rest of the software update and continue with meter configuration and functional testing.

 
IQ Gateway software version 7.3.120 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 07.03.120 is the next major release version with improvements in system quality and stability, reduced commissioning time, and enhanced Zigbee wireless communication.

  • Platforms Supported: IQ Gateway, IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C, Envoy S Metered for North America

  • Geographies: USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil

  • Microinverters supported: IQ8, IQ7, IQ6, M-Series, S-Series

  • Supported system configurations:

    1. Grid-tied Solar Only system with M-Series or S-Series Microinverters, Envoy S Metered for North America

    2. Grid-tied Solar Only system with IQ6-Series or IQ7-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway or IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C

    3. Grid-tied Solar Only system with IQ8-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway, or IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C

    4. Sunlight Backup system with IQ8-Series Microinverter, IQ Gateway or IQ Combiner 4/4C, and IQ System Controller 2

    5. Home Essentials Backup or Full Energy Independence system with IQ6-Series or IQ7-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway or IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C , IQ system Controller 1/2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

    6. Home Essentials Backup or Full Energy Independence system with IQ8-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway or IQ Combiner 4/4C, IQ System Controller 2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

    7. Home Essentials Backup or Full Energy Independence system with M215-Series or M250-Series Microinverters, Envoy S Metered for North America, IQ System Controller 1/2, and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

Note: The following features are supported only in specific configurations above: Load control, generator support, and solar circuit control i.e., PV shedding are supported in configurations 4, 5, 6 and 7. Grid Services are supported in configurations 5, 6, and 7.
 

Release Notes:
 

# Feature Description
1 Enhancements for System Stability a. Improves microgrid stability in rare scenarios which in the past resulted in functional validation failures or voltage and frequency oscillations when OFF Grid.

b. Removes incorrect battery power display as 0 for line 2 by sending the right phase configuration to cloud.

c. Improves grid transitions by increasing ride through time for OFF Grid frequency limits.

d. Fixes an issue for systems with generators where microinverter power production and IQ Battery discharge levels appear to be fluctuating when the system is OFF Grid and generator is operating at less than a minimum recommended load.

e. Fixes an issue where IQ Battery oscillates between charging and discharging when at the reserve State of Charge (SoC) limit. The error was due to battery SoC maintenance logic using a marginally higher reference SoC to trigger SoC maintenance. SoC maintenance is triggered at the reserve SoC limit now and avoids errors.

f. Ensures microgrid is formed and is retained for up to 12 hours even if a communication loss has happened prior to a grid outage.

g. Enables IQ8 + IQ Battery systems to Sunlight Jump Start and power on by toggling the DC switches on the IQ Batteries when there is a Rapid Shutdown exit at night. Prior to the release in the rare scenario when the Enphase System Shutdown Switch (the Rapid Shutdown Initiator for IQ8) was used to turn the system off, while OFF Grid, the system could only be turned back on when there was PV power, i.e., during the daytime or when the utility grid power returned.

h. Fixes an issue where PV exports to grid momentarily even when the system is configured with a zero PV export limit. In prior releases, when the Power Control Systems (PCS) implementation that ensures no export to grid from battery is triggered, due to a step change in load, a momentary export to grid from PV is seen.
2 Improvements to commissioning a. Improves software upgrade architecture. Upgrades pause when MID is open i.e., the system is OFF Grid and resume when MID is closed i.e., the system is ON Grid.

b. Provides MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport) based streaming of Power Line Communications (PLC) frequency and signal strength to cloud. This is exercised during periods when the IQ Gateway is not transmitting or receiving PLC communication. The MQTT enables the Enphase cloud to show a frequency domain view of the data post a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). This view can be used to determine if the PLC communication in a system can be degraded or disrupted by noise in the frequency band that the IQ Gateway and microinverters use for communication.

c. Improves the reliability of firmware upgrades by retrying certain missed messages.

d. Improves reliability of firmware upgrades during commissioning by adding more retries to cover multiple failed attempts.

e. Provides “Total bytes remaining to transfer” and “Total bytes to transfer” information via REST API to Installer app during the commissioning process, enabling installers to get a better idea of total firmware upgrade time as well as time remaining for firmware upgrade to complete.

f. Avoids opening of PV and battery relays by preventing IQ System Controller update/reset during the configuration of Current Transformers (CTs). This avoids installers having to wait for relays to close to continue CT configuration and consequently reduces commissioning time.

g. Reports a “DC is turned on before AC” event to cloud when the DC switch on an IQ Battery is turned on before the IQ Battery is connected to AC power. This event indicates an incorrect power on sequence was followed for the IQ Battery. IQ Batteries must be connected to AC power before their DC switches are turned on. The event is used by Enphase cloud and Enphase customer support to educate installers and help installers avoid potential IQ Battery field failures due to use of the incorrect power sequence.

h. Avoids unnecessary firmware updates for configuration files by exposing the version of the configuration files and checking the same in IQ Gateway software before upgrading.

i. Speeds up the inventory retrieval processes which determines the devices (IQ Batteries, IQ System Controller and components within) are actively connected to the IQ Gateway to reduce overall commissioning time.
3 Enhancements to Zigbee communication a. Avoids IQ Gateway reboot by fixing a crash of the process handling Zigbee communication.

b. Reduces homeowner facing errors for lack of communication between IQ Gateway and IQ Batteries or IQ System Controller by raising the errors only if automatic recovery of Zigbee dongle is tried and has failed.

c. Adds heartbeat messaging between IQ Gateway and IQ Batteries or IQ System Controller to detect scenarios where the Zigbee radio is nonresponsive so that automatic recovery is initiated. Note that every recovery attempt shows a Zigbee communication failure event for the homeowner. This event is automatically cleared post successful recovery.

d. Fixes an issue wherein multiple events of IQ Batteries or IQ System Controller losing Zigbee communication are shown to the homeowner in Enphase App. This is done by avoiding a situation wherein the IQ Gateway repeatedly floods the Zigbee network with broadcast messages which prevent communication and then lead to communication failure events.

e. Adds retries to IQ Gateway software communication via USB to Zigbee dongle to avoid IQ Gateway manual reboot when a Zigbee dongle communication error occurs.

f. Supports firmware updates for old and new Zigbee dongles at the same time.

g. Enhances Zigbee connection recovery by incorporating an automatic Zigbee module reset on IQ Batteries and IQ System Controller. This reset triggers when the Zigbee module in these devices is stuck in an erroneous state for a long period of time after having exhausted the allowed timeout for lack of communication with Zigbee dongle connected to the IQ Gateway.

h. Improves Zigbee communication recovery by avoiding an immediate network change when the Zigbee USB dongle is disconnected and reconnected on the IQ Gateway. IQ Batteries and IQ System Controller can join the same network they were on and avoid a long-term lack of communication with IQ Gateway.

i. Reduces Zigbee communication losses due to potential non-volatile memory corruption issues.

j. Improves microgrid resiliency to Zigbee communication loss between IQ System Controller and IQ Gateway by improving communication between IQ System Controller and IQ Batteries which enables the batteries to stay operational and keep forming a microgrid.
4 Reintroduces Grid Services Support a. Restores Grid Services programs that had been inadvertently disabled by an earlier software release.

b. Supports new modes for battery charging and discharging which can be used via Grid Services API offered by Enphase:

• Charge from grid
• Charge from solar with load priority - Excess power will be used to charge battery after serving loads
• Charge from solar with battery priority - Excess power after charging the battery will be used to serve the loads
• Discharge to load - Battery discharges to a level which is the minimum of the setpoint received from the Grid Services API and the load seen on the site
• Discharge to net load - Battery discharges to support load that exceeds the PV production amount.

c. Adds the ability to set Idle mode for IQ Batteries via Grid Services API.

d. Adds capability for

• Back-to-Back, overlapping and nested Grid Services events
• Multiple commands can be sent to IQ Gateway/Envoy S by Grid Services API and each command has a delay and a duration timer. Delay specifies the time from command receipt till the point in time when the command should be active. Duration specifies the duration of time for which the command should be active.
• Discharging or charging batteries at a specific set point rather than just at rated power
• Automatic move to idle state (prevent charge or discharge) once utility-set target State of Charge is reached

e. Enhances system behavior to honor discharge commitments in case of partial failure of IQ Batteries in a system. For example, if one IQ Battery fails the other IQ Batteries will increase their output power as much as possible to compensate for the battery which is not functional.

f. Ensures the Grid Services data persists across IQ Gateway/Envoy S reboots and system resets.
5 Enhanced Interface with Enphase Cloud a. Fixes an issue wherein any local issue in IQ Gateway software while creating a performance report (microinverter, battery and meter data along with events) resulted in the abandoning the process of sending the entire performance report to Enphase cloud. Now the performance report creation continues with readings and events that do not show issues and the resultant report is sent to Enphase cloud.

b. Enables real-time alerts about grid outages for homeowners via Enphase App. IQ Gateway software sends a real time notification report to Enphase cloud containing date and time information regarding when the outage began to support this feature.

c. Allows quick debugging of IQ Gateways by Enphase customer support and engineering teams. IQ Gateway software opens a tunnel in response to a MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport) command received from Enphase cloud. Earlier, a tunnel required manual intervention at the IQ Gateway or waiting for the ping interval set on IQ Gateway so that it communicates with Enphase cloud and receives the command to open a tunnel.

d. Fixes an issue wherein a system would reject an Enphase app-based command to go On Grid, incorrectly citing a lack of grid i.e., power outage. This issue was seen in a prior software release, when the Enphase App was used to command the system to go ON Grid, after having previously commanded the system to go OFF Grid.

e. IQ Gateway software reports a special event for IQ Batteries which do not sense AC voltage. This event is exposed to installers and is also used by Enphase customer support to educate installers on the risk of a potential RMA due to IQ Batteries discharging down to irrecoverable State of Charge (SoC) levels while turned on and not connected to AC power.

f. Provides a new REST API to update IQ Battery serial numbers into non-volatile memory as a safeguard against memory corruption causing batteries to lose their serial number.

g. IQ Gateway software immediately sets reserve the State of Charge (SoC) level received from Enphase cloud on to the IQ Battery instead of waiting for the next planned write cycle. This enables all batteries to charge/discharge as required by the new reserve SoC limit, immediately eliminating delays in the system’s reaction to reserve SoC changes.
6 Improvements to System Restart while in a Microgrid a. Post a microgrid collapse due to overload, the IQ Battery firmware now does at least 40 system restart retries to increase the likelihood of a successful restart. The restarts are spaced out in exponentially increasing time intervals.

b. Fixes an issue wherein a false detection of a PV breaker being opened by IQ System Controller during a Sunlight Jump Start leads to repeated failures of the system restart.
7 Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements a. Fixes an issue wherein IQ Battery is charging from grid to maintain the State of Charge (SoC) even when SoC is higher than reserve SoC for backup-capable sites and when above Very Low SoC (VLS) threshold for Grid Tied non-backup battery sites. As of this IQ Gateway software release IQ Battery only charges from grid when SoC is below reserve SoC for backup-capable sites and when SoC is below VLS for Grid Tied sites.

b. Improves Rapid Shutdown exit behavior i.e., behavior when the Enphase Energy system is turned on using the Enphase Energy Shutdown Switch (Rapid Shutdown initiator for grid forming IQ8 microinverters). If Rapid Shutdown exit happens when grid is available, the home is immediately connected to the grid but the IQ Batteries and IQ8 PV are only connected to the home and grid after the requisite entry service time period has elapsed. If Rapid Shutdown exit happens when the grid is not available, the home is immediately powered on via IQ Batteries and IQ8 PV. However, when the grid eventually comes back, the system waits for the requisite entry service time period before closing the Microgrid Interconnect Device (MID) relay to connect the home, IQ Batteries and IQ8 PV to the grid.

c. Fixes an error which resulted in an “Exception occurred during execution” error being reported on the Enphase cloud administration portal in response to battery mode or tariff changes via the SITE_SETTINGS REST task. Note this error was only visible to Enphase internal personnel and had no effect on site functionality.

d. Fixes an issue where retired IQ Batteries were mistakenly unretired.

e. Fixes an issue wherein IQ Batteries were not discharging after a Zigbee range extender is provisioned on the system.

f. Fixes an issue wherein PV production is set to 0 after a hardware-based power export limit is enabled and then cleared via Enphase Installer Platform.

g. Grid profile is propagated after a timeout even if the DER relay (s) in the IQ System Controller are not closed. This helps in propagation of special grid profiles in systems where grid voltage/frequency are out of range of normal operation.

h. Fixes an issue wherein USB failure errors are not cleared due to the IQ Gateway rebooting and the error persists unnecessarily on Enphase app.

i. Improves recovery of Power Line Communication (PLC) between IQ Battery controller and IQ8X-BAT microinverters by automatically detecting loss of PLC to all micros and restarting the PLC stack, which then restores communication.

j. Fixes an issue wherein redundant tariff tasks are issued to the system by the Enphase cloud.

k. Fixes an issue where Very Low SoC (VLS) values, that can be set between 5% and 30% by homeowners in Enphase App, were sent to the IQ Gateway but were not successfully propagated to IQ Batteries.

l. Fixes an issue in systems with generator integration where, after generator trips post a Low Voltage or Low Frequency Ride Through the system does not resume a microgrid with IQ Batteries and PV.

m. Fixes an issue when post IQ Battery based system restart, at or below Very Low SoC (VLS) threshold, the batteries sometimes went to a Grid Tied state incorrectly and stopped forming a microgrid.

n. Fixes an issue when the system transitions to Generator Mode with a generator connected, yet the IQ Battery incorrectly shows OFF Grid instead of Generator Mode.

o. Fixes an issue with IQ Battery state toggling between ON Grid to Islanding to Grid Tied when Rapid Shutdown is initiated while the system is OFF Grid. This is seen in systems with IQ System Controller 2, IQ Batteries and IQ8 PV.

p. Automatic recovery of IQ Battery from internal errors is improved to handle back-to-back power transistor driver faults.

q. Fixes a rare issue where IQ System Controller settings did not change to the correct Multi Mode OFF Grid settings but stayed in a Grid Tied state during Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT) condition.

r. Fixes an issue where IQ Battery is not reporting normally, and reports issues post reconnection with IQ Gateway/Envoy S.

s. Enhances protection features to prevent IQ Battery power transistor failures during IQ8X-BAT firmware upgrades.

 

This release is being deployed in factories to the IQ Gateway and Envoy S based devices stated above and through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway software version 7.4.28 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 7.4.28 of IQ Gateway Metered supports embedded software with Microinverters, IQ Battery VDE Compliance and Enphase cell modem support on top of software version 7.4.7.

  • Platforms Supported: IQ Gateway Metered

  • Geographies: Germany and Belgium only

  • Micro-inverters supported: IQ7

  • Supported System Configurations:

    1. Grid tied Solar Only System with IQ7 series Microinverters, IQ Gateway Metered

    2. Grid tied Solar and Storage System, with IQ7 series Microinverters, IQ Gateway Metered, IQ Battery 3T/10T

    3. Grid tied Solar and Storage System, with non-Enphase PV (SMA, Fronius, Kostal, Solar Edge, Solar Max), IQ Gateway Metered, IQ Battery 3T/10T

Release Notes:

# Feature Description
1 Compliant with VDE and EnFluRi Regulations a. Supports dynamic power export limit (PEL) as per the grid definition.

b. Supports active power feed-in monitoring at the grid connection and limits it below the defined active power limit curve (PAV,E) which is agreed with the network operator.

c. Support to follow the power gradients of the maximum active power (PA max) to increase or decrease the active power of the power generation system.

d. Introduces EnFluRi compliance requirements for Germany. The battery import or export to grid is curtailed in a fast manner as per the curve specified in the VDE-FNN Guideline for Energy Storage.
2 Enphase Cell Modems Support The Enphase cell modems now supported by IQ Gateway Metered for plug-and-play install are

a. CELLMODEM-02
b. CELLMODEM-M1-06-AT-05
3 Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements a. Reduces commissioning time for systems with IQ Gateway configured with default grid profile and IQ Relay opened.

b. Fixes an issue of oscillations in PV production power due to phase association of microinverters not occurring during commissioning.

c. Improved reliability of reporting data to the Enphase cloud following a period when the system was offline.

d. Fixes a battery import from grid issue for 3-phase systems.

e. Fixes an issue where system started exporting to grid even when the system configured to zero export limit and causes oscillations in PV production.

f. Fixes a commissioning issue where the grid profile propagation with IQ Battery would not complete due to re-initiating the commissioning sequence for the ZigBee repeater provisioning.

g. Fixes an issue where an IQ Gateway error was displayed when changing the grid profile.

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway software 7.0.155 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 07.00.155 comes with a fix for communication failure of the IQ Battery in the system.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Gateway

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : IQ8-Series Microinverters

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. Sunlight Backup systems with IQ8-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway, and IQ System Controller 2

    2. Home Essentials Backup or Full Energy Independence systems with IQ8-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway, IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T, and IQ System Controller 2

Note: Load control (i.e. PV shedding) and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

Release Notes:

# Feature Description
1 Bug fixes for local Zigbee communication Fixes an issue wherein excessive write and erase cycles caused flash corruption and resulted in unstable communication between IQ Battery, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Gateway/Envoy S.

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems.

IQ Gateway software 7.3.78 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 07.03.78 comes with a fix for communication failure of the IQ Battery in the system.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Gateway, Envoy S Metered for North America

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : M-Series, IQ6-Series, IQ7-Series

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. IQ6-Series and IQ7-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

    2. M215/M250 Microinverters, Envoy S Metered for North America, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

Note: Load control (i.e. PV shedding) and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

Release Notes:

# Feature Description
1 Bug fixes for local Zigbee communication Fixes an issue wherein excessive write and erase cycles caused flash corruption and resulted in unstable communication between IQ Battery, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Gateway/Envoy S.

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems.

IQ Gateway software 7.3.76 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 07.03.76 supports IQ System Controller improvements.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Gateway, Envoy S Metered for North America

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : M-Series, IQ6-Series, IQ7-Series

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. IQ6-Series and IQ7-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

    2. M215/M250 Microinverters, Envoy S Metered for North America, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

Note: Load control (i.e. PV shedding) and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

Release Notes:

# Feature Description
1 Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements Fixed a bug which results in failures to update IQ System Controller firmware due to firmware carried by the IQ Gateway having earlier timestamp

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems.

IQ Gateway Software 7.0.153 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 07.00.153 supports IQ8-Series Microinverters with integrated MC4 connectors and improves the interface for enabling/disabling power production.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Gateway

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : IQ8 -Series Microinverters

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. IQ8-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway, and IQ System Controller 2: Grid-forming Sunlight Backup system

    2. IQ8-Series Microinverters, IQ Gateway, IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T, and IQ System Controller 2: Grid-forming Home Essentials Backup or Full Energy Independence system

Note: Load control (i.e. PV shedding) and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

# Feature Description
1 Bug fixes for the Enable/Disable Power Production feature in Enphase Installer Portal (formerly Enlighten Manager) Fixes an issue where after disabling power production via the Enphase Installer Portal, the button to re-enable power production was never available. Now the button changes to a blue button with text stating “Enable Power Production” after the IQ Gateway has successfully disabled power production on the microinverters and has reported this to the Enphase cloud.
2 Support for IQ8-Series Microinverters with integrated MC4 connector The previous modeles of IQ8-Series Microinverters had a provision for an adapter cable. The new model has an integrated MC4 connector and no adapter cable. The SKUs for the previous model had a character ‘2' in the name which is replaced by letter 'M’.
e.g.; Previous model SKU ‘IQ8PLUS-72-2-US’ is named as ‘IQ8PLUS-72-M-US' for the new model.
The released version of software supports IQ8-Series Microinverters with integrated MC4 connectors along with the older models as well.

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway Software 7.0.93 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 07.00.93 supports IQ8-Series Microinverters with integrated MC4 connectors in North America and gives enhanced security to handle grid profiles.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Gateway, Envoy S Metered, IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada and Brazil

  • Microinverters Supported : M-Series, S-Series, IQ6, IQ7, IQ8

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. M-Series/S-Series microinverters + Envoy S Metered - Grid Tied System

    2. IQ6/7/8-Series Microinverters + IQ Gateway/ IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C - Grid Tied System

Release notes:

 

# Feature Description
1 Enhanced security to handle grid profile Brings security enhancements to handle the grid profile in the system.
2 Support for IQ8PV Microinverters with integrated MC4 connector The previous models of IQ8-Series Microinverter had a provision for adapter cable. The new model has an integrated MC4 connector and no adapter cable. The SKUs for the previous models had a character ‘2' in the name which is replaced by letter 'M’.
e.g.; Previous model SKU ‘IQ8PLUS-72-2-US’ is named as ‘IQ8PLUS-72-M-US' for the new IQ model.
The released version of software supports IQ8-Series Microinverters with integrated MC4 connectors along with the older models as well.
3 Bug fixes for the Enable/Disable Power Production feature in the Enphase Installer Portal (formerly Enlighten Manager) Fixes an issue in versions prior to 7.0.93 where after disabling power production via the Enphase Installer Portal, the button to re-enable power production was never available. The button now changes to blue with text “Enable Power Production” after the IQ Gateway has successfully disabled power production on the microinverters and has reported this to the Enphase cloud.

 

This release is being deployed in factories to the IQ Gateway and Envoy S based devices stated above.

IQ Gateway Software 7.3.75 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 7.3.75 is the next major release version of IQ Gateway embedded software with better system stability, improved commissioning time and enhanced battery management.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Envoy, Envoy S Metered for North America

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : M-Series, IQ6, IQ7

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. IQ6/7 Microinverters, IQ Gateway, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

    2. M215/M250 Microinverters, Envoy S Metered for North America, IQ System Controller 1/2 and IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T

Note: Load control, solar circuit i.e., PV shedding, and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

# Feature Description
1 Enhanced System Stability Improves the stability of microgrid during low power consumption, low PV production or high battery state of charge conditions.
2 Improvements in Battery Export Limiting Rules Improves battery export rules for utility interconnection compliance and disassociates them from import rules. The system now stops battery export when meter is disabled. Earlier software releases inadvertently curtailed PV production when there was momentary export from battery. Any violations of export and import rules will only affect battery and will not inadvertently affect PV power production.
3 Improvement on Commissioning Time Removes the delays in setup and Functional Validation (FV) completion of the system.
4 Enhanced Power Production Enhances power production by improving the battery controller features.
5 Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements Improves the stability of system features.

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway Software 7.0.110 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 7.0.110 is a major release of IQ Gateway embedded software with improved support for non-Enphase battery.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Envoy

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : IQ7/IQ8

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. IQ7/8 Microinverter, IQ Gateway and IQ System Controller 2

    2. IQ7/8 Microinverter, IQ Gateway, IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T and IQ System Controller 2

Note: Load control, solar circuit i.e., PV shedding, and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

# Feature Description
1 Improved support for non-Enphase battery Upgraded microinverter to improve supports for non-Enphase batteries.


This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway Software 7.0.104 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 7.0.104 is a major release of IQ Gateway embedded software with optimizations in battery and stability fixes.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Envoy

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : IQ7, IQ8

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. IQ7/8 Microinverter, IQ Gateway and IQ System Controller 2

    2. IQ7/8 Microinverter, IQ Gateway, IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T and IQ System Controller 2

Note: Load control, solar circuit i.e., PV shedding, and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

# Feature Description
1 Improved Battery Behavior Improves the battery behavior by propagating the SysConfig DMIR unconditionally during ESS commissioning sequence. This will eliminate unexpected off-grid operation and maloperation due to ride through features.
2 Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements Improves the stability of system features.

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway Software 7.0.107 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 7.0.107 is a major release of IQ Gateway embedded software with NEC compliance improvement. 

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Envoy

  • Geographies : USA, Mexico, Canada

  • Microinverters Supported : IQ7/IQ8

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. IQ7/8 Microinverter, IQ Gateway and IQ System Controller 2

    2. IQ7/8 Microinverter, IQ Gateway, IQ Battery 3/3T/10/10T and IQ System Controller 2

Note: Load control, solar circuit i.e., PV shedding, and generator support features are available for system configurations mentioned above.

 

# Feature Description
1 NEC Compliance Improvement IQ System Controller 2 firmware package included in this IQ Gateway software release meets the enter service (reconnect) time requirement defined in interconnection requirements. On rapid shutdown exit using the Enphase provided RSD switch, for a grid connected system, IQ System Controller closes the PV relays after enter service (reconnect) time elapses. The voltage and frequency criteria for synchronization is met after the enter service time elapses.

 

This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway Software 7.0.88 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 7.0.88 is a major release of IQ Gateway embedded software with improved communication performance between the devices in the system.

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Gateway, Envoy-S Metered, Envoy-S Standard, IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C

  • Geographies : Worldwide

  • Microinverters Supported : M-Series, S-Series, IQ6, IQ7, IQ8

  • Supported System Configurations :

    1. M-Series/ S-Series/ IQ6/7/8 Microinverter, IQ Gateway/ Envoy-S Metered/ Envoy-S Standard/ IQ Combiner 3/3C/3-ES/3C-ES/4/4C, IQ System Controller 1/2

Note: Load control, solar circuit i.e., PV shedding, and generator support features are available for supported system configurations mentioned above.

 

# Feature Description
1 Local Communication Performance Improvement Brings communication performance improvement between the devices in the system.


This release is being deployed through the Enphase Installer App for new systems as well as via remote software upgrades for existing systems.

IQ Gateway Software 7.0.86 Release Notes

IQ Gateway software version 7.0.86 introduces updated security measures, new product support and is the next major worldwide release version of IQ Gateway embedded software. To read more about how to access Envoy locally with enhanced security, visit our webpage here :

  • Platforms Supported : IQ Envoy, Envoy S Metered, Envoy S Standard 

  • Geographies : Worldwide 

  • Microinverters Supported : M-Series, S-Series, IQ6, IQ7, IQ8  

 

# Feature Description
1 Support for IQ8 Series Microinverters IQ Gateway SW 7.0 supports IQ8 microinverters in North America in grid-tied applications
2 Enhanced Security The security infrastructure for accessing IQ Gateways using local APIs has been upgraded. The system now uses a token-based authentication mechanism to allow access for local data instead of a username/password combination. Read more about the local data access security here
3 Enphase Cellmodem Support The new Enphase Cellmodems CELLMODEM-M1-06-SP-05 and CELLMODEM-M1-06-AT-05 are now supported by IQ Gateway for plug-and-play install
4 IQ Battery and System Controller Support IQ Gateway SW 7.0 makes your system easy-to-upgrade to incorporate IQ Battery storage and System Controller in future
5 Reporting Enhancements for Metering Data IQ Gateway can now increase the reporting frequency to Enphase Cloud on-demand for live debugging of the system in case of system issues. This can reduce the time to fix a potential system issue. The PV system will now support live status and live vitals with this update
6 PCS Support IQ Gateway 7.0 supports Power Control System (PCS) to avoid main panel upgrade when oversizing M-Series/IQ6/IQ7 PV inverters in North America for installations using an IQ System Controller. You can read more about this feature here 
7 Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements IQ Gateway SW 7.0 fixes a few bugs and improves the stability of system features in the existing IQ Gateway SW release

 

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