Microinverters: The Ideal Solution for Heavy Shade Conditions
Microinverters harvest more power from solar panels and are easier to install, monitor and maintain. Another big advantage with Enphase microinverters: they combine ultra-reliable components with a distributed architecture that makes for a more resilient system. That’s something string inverters can’t do.
How it works
The solar panels in your roof absorbs sunshine in the form of direct current (DC) power. Tucked beneath each panel, a microinverter converts that DC power to alternating current (AC), the form of electricity your home can use.
The Envoy is the brains of the system, gathering data from your microinverters and delivering it to Enlighten software. It communicates in the other direction too, letting your installer pinpoint any issue remotely and delivering updates to your microinverters.
MyEnlighten is your window into your home energy. It turns Envoy's data into an easy-to-use interface that lets you track your system's production and see your home energy usage.
Higher production, no matter what nature brings.
Maybe your roof isn’t shaded, so you think microinverters aren't for you. Well, think again.
First, every system experiences some shading at some point during the day -- and Enphase tolerates shading better than others. Second, shading is only a part of the story. Think dirt, leaves, scratches, snow….
Third, even if you keep your panels spotlessly clean, wear and tear won’t happen uniformly, and temperature differences occur naturally. No matter what, you’ll deal with panels operating at different levels of efficiency (an occurrence known as module mismatch). And if you’ve got microinverters, you’ll maximize your production in spite of it.
In addition, you can also download the full user manuals and other related files directly from Enphase's website: