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

Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions Sydney Show additional information
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I wouldn't have caught a defective panel if it weren't for Enphase micro-inverters.
Bought From: Helioenergy
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The metrics are awesome, the added safety of AC from the roof to the meter box is always overlooked and offers a level of peace of mind string systems cannot compare to.

Don't let the naysayers twist the facts and sway you this *is* the way to go

EDIT: after a year I still stand by my review, the microinverters perform exceptionally and with the added benefit of great output during rain and low light days
Bought From: Sydney Air and Solar Sydney
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Bought From: JE Tobin Electrical Pty Ltd Show additional information
Most ratings are after a new install.

5, 10 plus year ratings may be more significant?
Bought From: Progress Electrical Central Coast
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Bought From: AG Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Winter shading on some of my panels from an adjacent property demonstrates how micro inverters can get the best out of individual panels. On a sunny day the panels that get the early sun can produce up to 30% more electricity than the panels that currently get morning shade. The Enphase Enlighten monitoring software clearly captures this shading effect.
Bought From: G Store Gippsland
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Bought From: Natrix Solar Show additional information
I research microinverters vs single inverter systems and despite the higher cost the operating efficiency inherent in their lower temperature operation has been well demonstarted
Bought From: Solargain Wangaratta
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Bought From: Avery Solar Solutions Show additional information
It has exceeded the predicted figures provided by AG Solar. We are very happy.
Bought From: AG Solar Pty Ltd
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Bought From: RK Solar And Consulting Sydney North Show additional information
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Amazing technology - I am absolutely stumped.
Bought From: RK Solar And Consulting NSW
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I love the microinverters. Seems souch more sensible.
Bought From: Solaray Energy Z2
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excellent so far
Bought From: GCR Electrical Systems
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Bought From: Solaray Energy Z1 Show additional information
I chose Enphase for its user interface, micro-inverters, and solid reliability reputation. It is more expensive than string inverters, but it optimises output of every panel (mine face east, north and west on a 27 degree tiled roof), reports on individual panel performance, has remote troubleshooting, and an app (internet) based interface, and summary reports, all of which I consider important and interesting to monitor the performance of the system. The installation crew say that they love installing Enphase systems because they are super reliable, and easy to install and trouble shoot.
Bought From: Dan the Solar Man West VIC
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Bought From: Solar Dynamics Show additional information
Only viable option for the particular shading throughout the day on the roof in question.
Bought From: Queensland Commercial Solar Pty Ltd
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Bought From: PTE Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd Show additional information
Very happy with the enphase setup - smart enough to report any issues directly to the system installer which in this case was a slight negative consumption report over night due to leakage / terminals simply needed to be tightened a little.

Went with enphase due to shading issues.

The enphase dashboard is really neat and gives you detailed information on production / consumption - seasonal trends - as well as ability to monitor panel level production and report any issues at the panel level

The surprise and fun bit to me was the enphase has an easy to use json API. Being a computer programmer - was a simple little project I could do with the 13 year old to hook to raspberry Pi and some simple electronics we have our own custom production LED display in the house - but could be easily used to do smart home applications in future.
Bought From: Helioenergy
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Bought From: Empire Solar Systems Pty Ltd Show additional information
We love the production/consumption monitoring app - really useful to figure out when to turn on the washing machine etc! Great for shaded roofs.
Bought From: Formosa Electrics Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre Show additional information
Love the app!
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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I was particularly happy that the inverter was small enough to fit into my existing power board box so everything was neat and together.
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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Bought From: The Solar Professionals Show additional information
The inverter connects to the WiFi ad with the app can tell production down to each panel. Can also see consumption and amount I'm loading onto the grid for rebates.
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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Bought From: AG Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
We went with micro inverters and are very happy with the choice. Per-panel performance tracking, better performance under partial shade conditions, and easier future expandability outweigh higher initial cost.
Bought From: Solaworx
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Bought From: Avery Solar Solutions Show additional information
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Bought From: Sydney Air and Solar Sydney
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Bought From: SOLARLAB Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre Show additional information
Great system very efficient
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre Show additional information
While its still early, so far so good. We are very happy with our purchase.
Bought From: MJ Solar Solutions Lower Hunter
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Bought From: Essential Solar Show additional information
The inverter is great. A can see exactly what each panel is producing and they are producing about the same amount. I have a split east/ West system and in March it’s producing another 7kw an hour. I’m using 67% of my electricity from solar.
Bought From: Solaray Essray
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Bought From: PTE Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd Show additional information
Monitoring the Enphase inverter output is easy and comprehensive. Well worth it.
Bought From: Advanced Energy Management VIC
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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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