Full Energy Independence

For systems with IQ8 Microinverters.

Full Energy Independence with IQ8 Microinverters provides homeowners with power for running appliances during a grid outage. This configuration is the perfect solution for homeowners who want to install a new microinverter system or don’t want to be constrained by any ratio between the PV and battery arrays.

Overview

In this configuration, the Enphase Energy System provides all-day backup using IQ8 series microinverters and IQ Batteries. The system must have at least 10 kWh of IQ Batteries installed. Depending on the IQ Battery sizing, the system will be able to sustain off grid operation for extended periods of time. This use case supports backing up all the loads in the home. Note that the batteries must be sized correctly to supply the loads. Two IQ Load Controllers can be installed to enable fine-grained control of backed-up loads.

Components

Here are the main components you'll need for this system.

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IQ8 Microinverter

Our newest IQ8 Microinverters are the industry’s first grid-forming microinverters with split-phase power conversion capability to convert DC power to AC power efficiently.

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