IQ8 Series Installer Authorization
Effective June 1, 2020, Enphase will require installation companies to have an Enphase IQ8 Series Installer Authorization to install and commission Sunlight Backup systems without batteries. For your business to receive its Enphase IQ8 Series Installer Authorization, at least one employee must earn the individual Solar PV Certification and IQ8 Series Certification.
Installer companies installing grid-tied Solar Only systems with IQ8 Series Microinverters do not need the Enphase IQ8 Series Installer Authorization—this is only required for Sunlight Backup systems with IQ8 Series Microinverters.
Individual Solar PV Installer Certification
Complete the Enphase Solar PV Installer Certification training on Enphase University, a 6-hour online training course covering how to correctly install an Enphase solar system.
If you have the requisite knowledge and experience, you can test out of the course with a short quiz on Enphase University. If you pass the test, you’ll immediately earn the individual Solar PV Installer Certification and be granted immediate access to the IQ8 Solar Certification training. If you don’t pass, you’ll be required to take the individual Solar PV Installer Certification training on Enphase University.
Individual IQ8 Series Certification
Complete the Enphase IQ8 Series Certification training on Enphase University, a 2-hour online training course covering the system requirements and correct processes for installing a Sunlight Backup system. Grid-tied, IQ8 Series Solar Only systems do not require this certification for commissioning.
Getting approved to commission Sunlight Backup systems
Confirm that you’ve completed all tasks necessary to install and commission an Enphase Energy System with storage:
Individual Solar PV Installer Certification, earned by at least one person in your company
Individual IQ8 Series Certification, earned by at least one person in your company
Grid-tied, IQ8 Series Solar Only systems do not require this certification for commissioning.
Sunlight Backup with IQ8 Series is a grid-forming solar system without batteries. A Sunlight Backup system can form a microgrid to power small essential loads when paired with an IQ System Controller.
No, the IQ8 Series Installer Authorization is only required for companies commissioning Sunlight Backup or storage systems. Companies installing grid-tied IQ8 Series Solar Only systems do not need to earn the IQ8 Series Installer Authorization.
Yes, a single employee or two different employees can earn both certifications for the company to receive the Enphase Storage Installer Authorization.
At least one employee at a business must earn the two required certifications for a business to receive its authorization.
You can access all online training courses on Enphase University. Log in with your Enphase Installer Portal credentials. Register with your company email address if you don’t have an account. Emails must be from the same domain as the company’s Enphase Installer Portal administrator and cannot be a generic address like email@example.com.
No, to start the IQ8 Series Certification Training on Enphase University, you must have first earned your Solar PV Installation Certification.
Your company would no longer be authorized to design and install an Enphase Energy System with storage. At least one new employee must complete the training and earn the certification before your company can continue commissioning systems.
No, certifications do not expire. However, the certified employee must maintain them by completing any new curriculum on the latest technology and systems. We’ll email you when critical updates are available to review and should be completed within the specified time period.