Storage compatibility

For a detailed list of the required components and accessories needed to build an Enphase Energy System, refer to the system builder.

 
Solar Only
SOLAR + BATTERY WITHOUT BACKUP
SUNLIGHT BACKUP
SOLAR + BATTERY with BACKUP
 

Produce solar energy only when the grid is up

Produce and save energy only when the grid is up

Produce solar energy even when the grid is down

Produce and save energy even when the grid is down

 
Solar Only
SOLAR + BATTERY WITHOUT BACKUP
SUNLIGHT BACKUP
SOLAR + BATTERY with BACKUP
 

Produce solar energy only when the grid is up

 

With
IQ Battery 3T/10T

With
IQ Battery 5P

With future
IQ Battery 3T/10T

With future
IQ Battery 5P

With
IQ Battery 3T/10T

With
IQ Battery 5P

 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes

M Series Microinverters¹

Yes
Yes

With Envoy S Metered

Yes

With Envoy S Metered

No
No
Yes

With Envoy S Metered

Yes

With Envoy S Metered

 
 
 
 
Yes
Coming soon²

With COMMS-KIT-01

Yes
Coming soon²

With COMMS-KIT-01

Yes
Coming soon²

With COMMS-KIT-01

Yes
Yes
Yes

With COMMS-KIT-01

Yes⁴

With COMMS-KIT-02

Yes

With COMMS-KIT-01

Yes⁴

With COMMS-KIT-02

Yes

With COMMS-KIT-01

Yes⁴

With COMMS-KIT-02

 
 
 
 
n/a
n/a
n/a
No
Yes
No
Yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
Yes
No
Yes
No
 
 
 
 
n/a
n/a
n/a
Yes³

Essential loads panel required

Yes³

Essential loads panel required

Yes
Yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
Yes
Yes

With IQ System Controller 3G

Yes
Yes

With IQ System Controller 3G

  • 1. To work with IQ Batteries, M Series Microinverters require an Envoy S Metered gateway. Envoy S Metered gateways are not IEEE 1547:2018 compliant. If the utility insists on IEEE 1547:2018 compliance, replacement with IQ7 or IQ8 Series Microinverters will be required.
  • 2. To make the IQ Combiner 5/5C compatible with 2nd-generation batteries, the COMMS-KIT-02 must be replaced with the COMMS-KIT-01. Software to support this configuration is coming soon and expected by October 2023. Refer to the installation guide for more information.
  • 3. At least one IQ Load Controller is mandatory to commission a Sunlight Backup site. Refer to the documentation center for more information.
  • 4. COMMS-KIT-2 is expected to be orderable in August 2023