Enphase solar inverters reviews

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Enphase solar inverters review

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Enphase Energy is a US-headquartered manufacturer specialising in the development of microinverters for the solar market. Enphase microinverters are miniaturised inverters that work on a per-panel level. It's a very different approach to a single string inverter working with multiple solar panels, as is more commonly the case with solar power system installations.

Given their panel level operation, Enphase microinverters offer a number of advantages over string inverters, including redundancy, more flexible system design, monitoring of individual panels and mitigating the overall impact on a system of solar panel shading. However, be prepared to pay a bit more for a microinverter-based system.

The company's seventh generation microinverter, the Enphase IQ 7 series, is suited to residential applications and commercial systems. The IQ 7 range is around half the weight of the previous iteration and according to Enphase, produces 23% more power.

The next generation, the IQ8 is being eagerly anticipated as this will be a “grid-independent” devices. This means solar power systems using it can continue to supply electricity to a household in the event of a blackout.

With around 30 million units all told shipped as at early 2021, Enphase Energy is widely considered as the global leader in microinverter technology. The company has cultivated a solid international profile thanks to offices located in different areas of the world, including France, Italy, the United Kingdom and China.

Here in Australia, Enphase serves local customers and provides technical and commercial assistance via its office located in Melbourne or, for our visitors from New Zealand, in Christchurch.

Enphase also produces solar batteries, communication gateways, monitoring systems, installer toolkits and accessories, as well as other energy-related services.

If you have Enphase microinverters installed at your premises, please feel free to share your experience with us and other Australians by leaving a review. Enphase microinverter reviews from Australian customers who have had the devices installed for at least 12 months can be viewed below.

Enphase Microinverter Warranty Notes

Enphase offer a 10 year warranty on its microinverters, covering defects in workmanship and materials.

If you have an issue with any of your Enphase microinverters, your first step should be to contact the original installer for a remedy. Despite any claims otherwise, if they are still in business they are the ones liable for the repair/replacement of a faulty microinverter, assuming it is still within its warranty period.

If your original installer has gone out of business or is no longer contactable, warranty claims must then be lodged by you through Enphase.

Here's how that works:

Enphase advise that customers should visit their website and use the prominent “Find an installer” button (located in the top-right) to locate an installer in their area. The chosen installer will make a site visit to diagnose the problem, and then work with the company to arrange a replacement. Enphase provide up to $100 towards labor reimbursement costs.

Enphase Solar Inverter Reviews

The system looks great and the customer support is second to none
Bought From: SAE Group Toowoomba
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The Enphase web Dashboard and Mobile App make it easy to see how the system is performing. Sometimes it's a sunny day and while not at home I can check what's being produced which is really handy.
Unlike separate standalone inverters, the microinverters attached to the Sunpower Maxeon panels have a matching 25 year warranty.
Bought From: 3 Phase Solar
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I have a 12 panel LG Neon system with Enphase micro-inverters on each panel and when I recently had to replace my TPG modem [NBN] I had quite a problem getting the new modem to link with the Enphase "Enlighten" monitoring system.
I ended up telephoning Enphase here in Port Melbourne [!!!] and a VERY helpful gent walked me through the whole procedure - I can therefore highly recommend Enphase. The whole idea of having AC running through conventional cables from the panels to the Sw/Bd [being an electrician] appealed to me and the installer did a good job excepting they did not leave spare slack cable at each end.
Bought From: Urban Renewables Melbourne
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Went with Enphase as our roof is a weird shape and other companies said we had to run strings of 10-13. With enphase we are able to run and monitor panels individually. Being able to monitor the system and individual panels performance is a bonus. Also gives our installer the ability to monitor our system moving forward. REC was able to use their data from previous installs to ensure our panels were positioned in the most efficient position on our roof. Micro inverters also gives us the option to add to our system without having to add another whole new additional system to our roof when we have a family.
Bought From: Reward Energy and Cooling
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Really happy with the Enphase inverters and monitoring app. Having your consumption displayed against production makes decisions easy (when to run the pool, washing, A/C etc.
We have panels facing North, East and West do having micro-inverters means that every panel is always outputting it’s maximum and not dragging other panels down at various times of the day.
I am planning to add Enphase modular batteries at a later date, once cost/kWh comes down and become financially viable.
Bought From: JJA Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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Has worked well - no issues
Bought From: Avery Solar Solutions
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We are very impressed with all the information provided on the Enphase "Elighten" Analytics which are accessible on my mobile and on the computer. The are accessible from anywhere that has internet or mobile via internet. Enphase provide updates every quarter of an hour and present daily, weekly, monthly and yearly graphs which are accessible 24/7. The help and advice is always there with Enphase, all the time. I couldn't be happier with my choice.
Bought From: Formosa Electrics Pty Ltd
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Went with Enphase IQ 7+ Microinverters.

Software to monitor efficiency is great. Can see what each individual panel is doing, with each panel mapped to where it is on the roof.

Looking forward to seeing how some "underperforming" panels do in Summer where they will get more sun than some of the other "performing" panels do now, in Winter.
Bought From: Solaworx
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We chose the microinverters (ie 1 per panel) as it allows individual panel performance to be reviewed, converts the DC panel voltage to AC voltage leading to lower voltage on the roof and prevents an underperforming panel (caused by shade, dirt, fault etc) to impact the performance of the whole system.
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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The reporting is good - but clearly designed by programmers as the information on the time series charts is a bit muddled. Exports and self-consumption should be stacked above the chart X axis and imports from the grid should be negative - below the X axis!
Bought From: Solaray Energy Z1
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Individual inverters attached to each solar panel eliminates the problem of partial shading that prevented us from enjoying solar energy earlier.
Bought From: Primero Electric and Solar
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We opted fit micro-inverters. Very happy so far.
Bought From: Sungold Solar
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We went with micro inverters due to some tall trees in the park behind us. What is super cool about enphase is the monitoring program on our smart phones. We can not only see how much energy is being collected but what at what capacity each of the 16 panels is operating, as well as how much we are consuming.
Bought From: Essential Solar Inner North
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I understand MTBF from my professional education and background. Enphase MTBF values are fantastic. Warranties are one thing, demonstrated manufacturing excellent is another.
Bought From: DES Electrical Contractors
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Teriffic as gives you performance of each panel in real time. No issues with shading anymore
Bought From: G Store Gippsland
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We went for micro inverters and have been very happy with the performance so far. Certainly seem worth the extra expense given some of our shading issues during the day. Some minor issues with the monitoring system and Enlighten app have been the only problem so far but seem to be easliy rectified. The system is generating at or above the predicted rates so far.
Bought From: PTE Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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IQ7+
Bought From: Solar 1 Electrical Pty Ltd
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Love the idea of individual inverters instead of the single Fronius.
Its working a treat!!
I can see exactly which panels are performing and I'm secure in the knowledge that if one panel in a bank is off line due to shadows, mechanical or electrical failure, bird droppings etc etc the rest of the system will soldier on but we've had absolutely no issues yet..just smaller power bills!!
Bought From: Solaray Energy Z2
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In retrospect, I believe that given recent installations by my friends, the overall cost could have been lower. I looked for rated suppliers in your website but some not listed on your site seem to deliver better value.

Quality of system has been brought down a notch as the sytem even on a bright sunnty day seems to generate a tad less solar output as against the expected output for that direction and time of day.

Using micro inverters was the right decision for my installation as there were 4 arrays to be managed.
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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I am blown away by the Sunpower Maxeon Maxeon 5 AC 415W panels and Enphase IQ7A microinverters, which are now generating 5 times the output of the previous system at 10am and will likely peak at 6-7x later today. They even start generating in the very early morning and have excellent output in shaded or overcast/rainy conditions.
Data reported in the enphase monitoring app and portal regarding Imported and Exported kWh agrees with data extracted from my smart meter to within +-0.1 kWh - which is important as it means the system is working perfectly.
Bought From: AG Solar Pty Ltd
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Tracking consumption with Enphase Enlighten software is great. It helps to minimise power import from the grid.
At this stage the original spinning disk meter is still installed and I can see instanteously when I am exporting or importing power. For example this has been very useful in leaning the maximum setting ( without power import) for the induction cooktop on a cloudy day.
Bought From: GI Energy Brisbane
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Enphase has 1 solar inverter in our database

Model DC Voltage AC Power Efficiency
M215-60-230-S2245 V215 W95.70
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