Enphase Energy Launches Enphase University with Ensemble™ Technology Training

July 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT

FREMONT, Calif., July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world's leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced the launch of Enphase University, a combination of online and in-person training resources for solar and storage installers and, Enphase system owners. Enphase University includes an integrated, web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that enables installers to complete training modules, manage training plans, track progress online, and accumulate NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for eligible lessons.

The Enphase University training will be delivered via the Company’s new LMS and complemented by two van-based mobile classrooms, 11 third-party regional training centers, and two regional training centers at the Enphase locations in Fremont, California and Meridian, Idaho. The first full curriculum available through Enphase University will prepare installers to design, install, and commission solar and storage systems based on Enphase Ensemble™ technology.

The Ensemble Installation Certification curriculum includes eight comprehensive, self-paced online courses that take approximately seven hours to complete. Successful completion promotes high-quality installations through a combination of training, design review, and functional test verification activities and enables eligible participants to earn NABCEP CEUs.  

"The Ensemble Installation Certification training is thorough and effective, and it's impressive how quickly Enphase transformed a hands-on training plan to work for remote delivery, all while launching a major new product line and managing around rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic restrictions," said Pete Marsh, owner and founder at Vector Green Power and Materials, LLC. "Enphase University is another example of how Enphase puts its commitment to quality and a great customer experience to work for installers, and I was thrilled about what I saw while testing the new online learning system."

“The Enphase University course work goes far beyond the usual, high-level ‘vendor training’ we are often left with in this industry, and Enphase stayed true to form by providing real, value-added instruction through the online system,” said Bryan McGurn, owner at Lighthouse Solar. “As one of the first beta testers of the LMS and reviewers of the curriculum, I was asked to provide critical feedback about any issues I noticed, and it has been great to see Enphase take concrete action for continuous improvement. It is great to see how Enphase extends its dedication to technical depth and high quality all the way into the training for solar installers.”

“Enphase made quick work of the transition to delivering Ensemble training via a comprehensive online learning system, and this remote training option will benefit many solar installers,” said Matt Hopkins, owner at Sierra Energy Savers. “Early in 2020, we were excited to get everyone on our team trained up and ready for Ensemble, but the pandemic put the training sessions at the Enphase location on hold. I’ve been working through the online courses, and I like what Enphase has done with this training program.”

"To ensure our installers are ready to deliver an outstanding customer experience with Ensemble technology, we made a quick pivot to launching Enphase University online once COVID-19 hit," said Dave Ranhoff, chief commercial officer at Enphase Energy. "As in-person training became impossible, we redeployed more than a dozen Enphase employees into a cross-functional team that worked feverishly to launch the LMS. Building on a Net Promoter Score of 84 from the installers who completed the two-day in-person Ensemble training before the pandemic, Enphase University will help propel Ensemble technology into the market. I am proud of the work our team has done to build this great resource for the thousands of individuals we plan to train in North America during 2020."

As COVID-19 mitigation measures subside, the in-person portions of the Ensemble Installation Certification will resume and allow installers to participate in hands-on training. To learn more about Ensemble technology training and to register for the program, please visit the Enphase University website.

About Enphase Energy, Inc. 

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that manage solar generation, storage and communication on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter technology and produces a fully integrated solar-plus-storage solution. Enphase has shipped more than 27 million microinverters, and over 1.1 million Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com and follow the Company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Enphase Energy®, Ensemble, the Enphase logo, and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expected effectiveness of Enphase University and its ability to lead to successful installations; the availability of NABCEP Continuing Education Units in all jurisdictions; the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; and future training offerings. These forward-looking statements are based on Enphase's current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties including those risks described in more detail in Enphase's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents on file with the SEC and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Enphase Energy undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations, except as required by law.

Contact: Christian Zdebel, pr@enphase.com, 484-788-2384

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Source: Enphase Energy, Inc.