Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Micro Inverter: Siemens Partners with Enphase Energy

Siemens Industry, Inc. and Enphase Energy Inc. announced a supply and
distribution agreement for the sale of Enphase's next generation of
solar microinverter technology through the Siemens nationwide network
of electrical equipment distributors. According to the agreement,
Enphase will provide Siemens with solar microinverters and Enlighten,
a web-based monitoring service to create reliable, turnkey solar
photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions.

"We believe that the combination of Enphase Energy's Microinverter
System, integrated with our electrical distribution and safety
products will set the stage for Siemens to become the premier provider
of solar photovoltaic power solutions for businesses, homeowners and
builders," said Barry Contrael, director, Siemens Low Voltage Business
Unit. "Predicated on Enphase Energy's market-leading solution and
proven reliability, the agreement enables us to expand into new
markets and provide businesses and homeowners safe, affordable access
to solar power."

The Enphase Microinverter System provides a modular, scalable platform
to connect roof-mounted solar PV modules with a typical building's
alternating current (AC) load center or panel board. Enphase
microinverters offer a simple and compelling solution to complex
system implementation problems and safety issues associated with the
direct current (DC) output of today's solar PV modules. Electrical
contractors will now have expanded access to the technologies and
tools they need to deliver these systems to their commercial and
residential customers.

"The combined capabilities of Enphase and Siemens will provide
electrical contractors a unique "all-AC" solar solution ideally
aligned with their current skill set and the needs of home and
business owners," said Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy. "This
agreement is a testament to our breakthrough technology and the rigor
of Enphase's products, design techniques, testing and manufacturing
processes. With over 500,000 microinverters deployed, this agreement
further establishes Enphase as the proven, bankable leader in advanced
microinverter systems technology."

By providing innovative per-module microinverter technology that
dramatically simplifies system design and installation time, Enphase
removes the technical barriers that have traditionally limited the
growth of solar PV in commercial and residential applications. This
combined with Siemens' proven power distribution and circuit
protection technologies will ensure the growing demand for renewable
energy is met with a solar system that remains safe, cost-effective
and reliable throughout its lifetime.

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