Solar Only with IQ8 Series

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


In this configuration, 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 solar production can be exported back to the grid when allowed by utilities and local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs).

A major advantage of the IQ8 Series configuration over the IQ7 Series configuration is that the system can be easily upgraded to Sunlight Backup by adding an IQ System Controller 2 and an essential loads solution. Sunlight Backup configurations will continue solar production to power the home, even through daytime grid outages.


All the important parts you’ll need for the IQ8 Series Solar Only configuration.

IQ 8 Microinverter + MC4

IQ8 Series Microinverter

Our newest 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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