Enphase Energy Increases IQ8 Microinverter Installations in Arizona

Enphase Energy, Inc | January 06, 2023 | Read time : 01:36 min

Enphase Energy Increases IQ8 Microinverter

On Jan. 05, 2023, Enphase Energy, Inc., a worldwide energy technology organization and the leading provider of microinverter-based solar and battery systems in the world, announced that Enphase® product installers in Arizona have experienced increased deployments of Enphase Energy SystemsTM powered by IQ8TM Microinverters.

As per the U.S. Solar Market Insight study by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), residential solar deployments in Arizona have increased annually and are projected to reach 206 MW in 2023, demonstrating a growth of 20 percent over the previous year. In addition, residential battery deployments in Arizona are predicted to nearly quadruplicate by 2026's end, according to the most recent U.S. Energy Storage Monitor study by the Wood Mackenzie and Energy Storage Association.

Enphase's unique IQ8-based systems can deliver Sunlight BackupTM functionality even in the absence of a battery during a power outage. When coupling Enphase IQTM Batteries with IQ8 Microinverters, there are no size limitations for homeowners who desire battery backup. With the Sunshine Jump StartTM feature, IQ8 Microinverters can restart a home energy system using just sunlight following a prolonged grid interruption that completely depletes the battery. This feature also eliminates the need for a manual restart of the system, which gives homeowners the greater assurance of energy resilience. With a 25-year limited warranty, Enphase IQ8 solar microinverters are built to last.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company headquartered in Fremont, California, is the world's leading provider of microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enables users to harness the sun to make, use, sell, and save their own electricity—and control it all with a smart mobile application. The company restructured the solar industry with its microinverter-based technology, and it builds all-in-one battery, solar, and software solutions.



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