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Everything You Need to Know About Enphase Microinverters

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Choosing to go solar involves a lot of decision making, and one of them would be picking the most capable inverter. Among the inverters available for solar systems, Enphase microinverters are becoming the consumer’s best choice.

Emergence of Enphase

When the solar industry started, string and central were the available inverters. Microinverters were not existing, not until Enphase Energy emerged in 2006. Enphase released its first microinverter M175 model in 2008, but it was not until 2009 that microinverters were known and became an option for inverters. The M190 model launched in 2009 set the standard, and consumers began choosing it on top of the other inverters.

Setting it apart from the other inverters, microinverters works per individual panel. There is a one to one connection of microinverter to a panel, so right there and then in the roof, DC power becomes AC power. As each unit can produce on its own when using microinverters, let us take a look at the benefits Enphase inverters can give to the whole solar unit system.

Benefits of Using a Microinverter

Higher Production

Microinverters attach under every panel, which allows them to function apart and on its own. Solar panels still work at their ace level even if the other units are not working optimally. Problems such as shading and soiling, which might affect the efficiency of panels, can be solved when using microinverters. The unshaded and unsoiled panels will still produce the needed energy making it more efficient.

It’s Actually Safer

 Unlike string inverters where a high voltage DC runs through the roof before it becomes AC, microinverters right there at the roof convert low voltage DC to AC immediately underneath the panels. High current can produce high temperatures and might cause a fire. With microinverters, there is no high voltage running in the roof, preventing electrical malfunctions and even fire. Enphase microinverters are also compliant with the safety standards set for inverters.

 It’s More Reliable

In cases where some microinverters or panels cease to function, the others will not be affected and will continue to operate. It can be a guarantee that the energy needed will still be produced.

New Monitoring Technology

Microinverters can detect each panel, which makes it easier to identify problems in cases other solar panels are unable to operate. They have a network that allows them to communicate with each array and pass the data up to the controller even if one unit is not functioning. 

These kinds of microinverters also come with top of the line monitoring system that transfers current data to the installer regarding the performance and problems of the whole system. This feature will provide solutions for issues even through the internet only. Solar panel owners can also track the entire unit through a screen monitor.


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Flexible and Expandable

Solar panels can be positioned at any angle and can face different directions when utilising microinverters. Having panels at different orientations will also allow the pacing of solar power use throughout the day and not concentrated at midday only.

In cases where you need to increase production, you can also add solar panels without worrying about mismatching them to other units.

Cost Effective

Enphase microinverters provide a ten-year standard warranty, assuring replacement of the unit, making it a wise investment. The advanced monitoring technology that detects new defects and early failures of the system will also save you from spending money on rigorous repairs.


The advantages that microinverters offer are significant enough they might outrun other inverters as the best inverters in the coming years. Across the globe, there are now almost 20 manufacturers of microinverters, and Enphase tops the list.

Enphase has also reached Australia, and several households are already using microinverters. Microinverters are best utilised in residential areas, whereas solar use in Australia is 98% residential. So, we might be seeing more and more households using microinverters soon.

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