Enphase pursuing "secure power" option

bill von novakbill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 706 ✭✭✭✭

Interesting statement from Enphase's 3rd quarter earnings call:

“Most customers are unaware of this limitation (automatic shut off) with today’s solar technology. So, to address this limitation we have invented a microinverter technology that is completely grid agnostic. This means that even if the grid fails and there is sufficient sunlight, the Enphase system will continue to produce energy and meet the demands of the home or business. The Enphase microinverter system’s capabilities further enhanced when the Ensemble technology is incorporated into our AC battery storage solution.”

It will be interesting to see how they implement this, since they'd need new switchgear at the connection to the grid.  (BTW the Enphase battery is tiny - 1.2kwhr - and purely AC coupled.)

Comments

  • jonrjonr Solar Expert Posts: 858 ✭✭✭✭
    I was going to say that 1.2kWh would be useful for handling brief but high power loads while the sun is shining. But then I saw "Peak output power: 270 VA". So no idea what the typical use case is.
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