Solar Microinverters

Enphase Installers Expand Adoption of IQ Microinverters

Lindsay Parker

Enphase Installers in Australia Expand Adoption of IQ Microinverters Due to Their Safe AC Architecture after May’s 2022, AS/NZS5033:2021, an update to installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays, came into effect nationwide in Australia. The revised regulations aim to support solar installers in meeting compliance requirements and promoting consumer and electrical contractor safety.

New compliance requirements for DC central (“string”) inverter-based solar systems are detailed in the standard, including restricted cable runs, IEC 62930 compliant DC cable, and high visibility DC voltage and warning indicators. Most new laws exempt alternating current (AC) decentralised inverter-based solar systems operating at extra-low voltage, such as installations with Enphase microinverters. As a result, some Australian solar installers are exclusively leveraging Enphase technology to help insulate their businesses and customers from electrical risk and future regulatory changes.

Enphase are well known in the industry for testing solar system components to destruction before we include them in our designs, which is an important factor in our decision to drop DC string solar systems and exclusively offer Enphase technology. Our extensive experience witnessing the advantages Enphase systems offer our customers makes its microinverters a fundamental part of our uncompromising commitment to solar quality and safety.”

Mark Parker, Sales Manager for GoSolar Newcastle

Enphase IQ® Microinverters leverage Enphase’s unique software-defined architecture and semiconductor integration for excellent reliability and economies of scale. Enphase IQ Microinverters are subjected to a rigorous reliability and quality testing requirements, with more than one million cumulative hours of cumulative power-on testing, in the aggregate, to provide exceptional performance under heat, high humidity, salty air, extreme cold, and harsh climate conditions. They are designed to be long-lived energy assets and are backed by a 10-year limited warranty in the Australian solar market, which can be extended for a fee for up to 15, 20, or 25 years.

Enphase microinverters guarantee AC reliability and safety because each solar panel has its own inverter and there is never any high-voltage DC electricity in the system. As A Platinum Enphase Installer we chose to go 100% Enphase to offer both our residential and commercial customers a solar solution in 2013 so that would deliver long-term benefits, flexibility, and return-on-investment.

Lindsay Parker owner of GoSolar Newcastle

All Enphase solar systems installed across Australia are outfitted with the Enphase IQ™ Gateway, which connects the solar systems to the Enphase® App and helps make per-panel energy monitoring and insights for operations and maintenance easy.

With nearly a decade of experience as an Enphase Installer has led to my understanding of the risks associated with high voltage DC solar systems and, consequently, choosing to install Enphase exclusively. The intelligent architecture of the Enphase energy platform has neutralised the quick changes in Australia’s solar standards to address lagging safety issues, giving us 100 percent trust in the solutions we sell and the future-proofing benefits our clients get.

Lindsay Parker

The Enphase Installer Network

The Enphase Installer Network (EIN) in Australia is a group of reputable solar installers who provide great homeowner experiences with Enphase equipment. With a variety of new goods, digital tools, and exclusive advantages, it is designed to assist Enphase installers build their business. The Find an Enphase Installer feature makes it simple for homeowners in Victoria and around the country to find an EIN installer in their region.

Given the huge role solar power plays in building a clean energy future for the world, any compromises on electrical safety and component quality are the antithesis of sustainability. This is why Enphase products are engineered for safety and reliability from the ground up, and I could not be more pleased to see Australian solar installers winning on both the regulatory and customer experience fronts by leveraging Enphase technology.

Dave Ranhoff, chief commercial officer at Enphase Energy
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About the Author

Lindsay Parker

Lindsay is the CEO of GoSolar Newcastle. His business has installed over 7000 solar energy systems in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, and Hunter Valley area since 2010.
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