With typical string inverters, if one panel is underperforming due to being soiled, shaded or has been degraded over time, the entire system drops output performance to the lowest performing panel. This is not the case with Enphase. Every Enphase panel is installed with a microinverter directly underneath, therefore each panel still maximises electricity output regardless. This means that each Enphase panel is independent of each other, which benefits you as the electricity output of your Enphase system is higher over time compared to any other inverter.
Benefits of Enphase
Unlike string inverters, each Enphase solar panel performs independently of each other, therefore, electricity output is maximised regardless. Enphase microinverters get the best out of your system with studies showing Enphase microinverters produce between 1 – 3.1% more energy than string inverters or string with DC optimisers.
Compared with a conventional string system, Enphase microinverters are extremely low in voltage, less than the voltage of a small desk fan. This provides additional safety, minimising the risk of any electrical shocks. Enphase microinverters are the common choice for schools, meeting strict government safety regulations.
Enphase microinverters have been adopted in over 100 countries, in varying climates without fail. Enphase microinverters have undergone 1 million power-on hours of testing before production which has included extreme temperatures and humidity. Microinverters also have no moving parts, which means they are less susceptible to parts damage compared to string inverters.
Enphase systems are equipped with the latest technology for the ultimate experience. Once installed, you can monitor your system via your mobile, tablet or computer through Enphase MyEnlighten. Additionally, installers can troubleshoot your system remotely if necessary, saving you more time.