Enphase Energized™ AC Modules Reach 330 Solar Contractors in the United States

October 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world's leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Enphase Energized™ AC Modules (ACMs) from its ACM partners have been installed by 330 solar contractors in the U.S. since their release in October 2017.

Enphase Energized AC Modules are built by strategic module partners who integrate Enphase microinverters with PV modules on the manufacturing line. During the fourth quarter of 2018, SunPower will join leading solar module manufacturers Panasonic, Solaria and LG in developing Enphase Energized AC Modules. These integrated systems allow installers to be more competitive through improved capital management, reduced labor costs and accelerated design and installation times.

"Enphase is at the cutting edge of solar technology, and that technology is quickly starting to be more integrated and plug-and-play, just like what happened in the computer industry a few years ago," said Josh Aldrich, CEO and co-founder of Del Sol Energy. "Enphase and the module manufacturers who are thinking ahead are integrating components that naturally fit together, like solar modules and inverters. Our customers don't want to deal with separate components and warranties for products they see as belonging together, and the 25-year warranties of Enphase-based AC modules deliver on that. The warranty and simplicity offered by AC modules is what makes one of the biggest impacts when we talk to our prospects about the options available for this long-term investment."

"As one of the first solar contractors in the country to use Enphase ACMs, we started seeing the benefits of a reduced component count in our installations right from the start," said Rob Kowalczik, president of Robco Electric. "Our installation teams get the job done faster, carry fewer individual parts on the trucks, and our customers are happy knowing they are getting the most advanced solar technology out there, and that's great for everyone involved."

"We love AC modules with Enphase because they make sense," said Phil Edwards, president at Jamar Electric. "We value our reputation and strive to present our clients with the best solution on the market. Name brand AC modules coupled with Enphase microinverters are a great choice. Superior performance, panel level monitoring, simple design, easy installation and all backed up by a 25-year warranty with proven manufacturers. Enphase is the key to this success. You just can't beat it."

"We use Enphase-based AC modules because our customers expressly ask for the very latest in solar technology and we know that with ACMs the module and inverter are made to work together right off the truck," said Bruce Bosworth, president of San Diego Solar Install. "Our customers love the fact that monitoring with Enphase-based AC modules ‘just works', and that they always have the option to add more modules or batteries later, since it's a plug-and-play system. As the installer we really appreciate that we don't have to do a bunch of dangerous, high-voltage DC wiring on customer roofs, which makes for faster and safer installations for us."

"Having a strong pipeline of homeowners ready to go solar is vital, but solar contractors like us live and die by how efficiently we can serve those homeowners once they've decided to work with us," said Raul Vergara, president of Cutler Bay Solar Solutions. "We use Enphase-based AC modules because they have made installation much faster. With the plug-and-play simplicity of ACMs our installers rarely have questions at the job site, and if they do, Enphase customer support is like Johnny-on-the-spot. The nearly real-time responsiveness to questions from Enphase reduces our install times and keeps us from rolling trucks more than once, and that boosts our profitability and keeps our customers happy; it's a win-win."

AC Modules based on Enphase IQ™ microinverters meet or exceed regulatory requirements set by the National Electrical Code (NEC) and individual states and are certified compliant with NEC 2014 and 2017 rapid shutdown requirements. Unlike string inverters, Enphase IQ microinverters have rapid shutdown built in, with no additional equipment necessary. Enphase IQ microinverters also comply with requirements for distributed solar on utility networks included in Rule 21 in California and Hawaiian Electric Company Rule 14H, such as power factor, voltage and frequency ride-through requirements.

For more information about Enphase Energized AC Module providers, visit our ACM landing page.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces the world's only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped over 17 million microinverters, and more than 790,000 Enphase systems have been deployed in over 120 countries. For more information, visit https://www.enphase.com  and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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