Enphase Energy is offering the IQ 7 series of microinverters, the company’s seventh-generation microinverters powered by their own software-defined architecture. The IQ 7 Micro series produces 4% more power, and is 19% lighter and 17% smaller than the IQ 6 series, according to Enphase.
“The Enphase IQ Microinverter System dramatically simplifies solar installations and provides a complete AC solution that uses no high voltage DC,” the solar microinverter supplier says. “Unlike string inverters, rapid shutdown capability is built-in, with no additional equipment necessary.”
The IQ 7 offers ease of installation with 2-wire cabling and leverages semiconductor integration for higher reliability and better economies of scale, according to Enphase. With the IQ 7 series, the company is also introducing the Enphase IQ 7X — a 320-watt, high-power microinverter built for 96-cell modules.
“Solar panels may be on top, but it’s the inverter that does all the real work,” Enphase’s site says. “Choosing an inverter technology is the most critical decision you’ll make when going solar. Enphase Microinverters offer the most advanced inverter technology on the market, which means higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence.”
Today Enphase announced that Werner Electric, an electrical products and services company serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota, has joined its network of solar distributors. Werner will carry the full suite of Enphase products, including the seventh-generation microinverters.
“Adding a tier-one regional solar supplier to our roster of distribution partners is a key element in Enphase’s evolution to becoming a more service-oriented supplier,” said David Ranhoff, Enphase Energy’s chief commercial officer.