Solar Only with IQ8

For systems with IQ8 Microinverters.

An Enphase Solar Only system with IQ8 Microinverters is perfect for homeowners that want to save money on their utility bills now and are likely to upgrade to Sunlight Backup, Home Essentials Backup, or Full Energy Independence in the future.

Overview

In this configuration, the IQ8 Series Microinverters operate in a grid interactive mode. The system does not provide any backup and offers economic savings by using solar power to offset the customer’s consumption from the grid. Excess PV power can be exported back to grid when allowed by utilities and local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs).

A major advantage of this configuration over Solar Only with IQ7 Microinverters is that the system can be easily upgraded to a Sunlight Backup configuration by adding an IQ System Controller 2 and an essential loads solution.

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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