Enphase launches IQ8 microinverter for high power solar modules

Enphase launches IQ8 microinverter for high power solar modules

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By Nick Flaherty

Enphase Energy has started shipping its IQ8 Microinverter family in Europe with peak output AC power of 384W to pair with solar modules up to 560W DC.

The IQ8HC Microinverter family supports a continuous DC current of 14A for solar modules with higher output DC voltage and cell counts, such as 96-cells, 80 half-cut cells and 88 half-cut cells.

The IQ8MC, IQ8AC and IQ8HC microinverters support a peak output power of 330 W, 366 W, and 384 W, respectively, and are designed to seamlessly pair with a full range of solar modules up to 560 W DC. These IQ8 Microinverters activated in Belgium come with a 25-year limited warranty from Enphase.

Late last year the company announced it would move all its manufacturing equipment out of the plant in Timisoara, Romania run by contract manufacturer Flex. 

“Our customers are looking to adopt flexible home energy systems that can be tailored to their energy needs,” said Jeroen Borremans, CEO at JRB Energy. “The latest line of IQ8 Microinverters will expand the possibilities for home energy systems through compatibility with high-powered solar modules.”

“We take pride in offering our customers the best technology the solar industry has to offer,” said Wiet Vande Velde, CEO at EnergyKing. “Enphase Energy Systems provide the necessary flexibility for the range of solar modules on the market today, helping more homeowners to make the switch to clean, reliable energy.”

In addition to the IQ Microinverters, the Enphase Energy Systems in Belgium also include the IQ Batteries. The IQ Combiner 3P consolidates interconnection equipment into a single enclosure and streamlines solar and storage installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution that includes the IQ Gateway Metered, two IQ Relays, a communications kit, two 4-pole circuit breakers, a residual current device (RCD), and supporting components pre-installed on a 3 DIN-rail assembly.

 It also can connect the entire system to the internet to enable over-the-air updates and connect to the Enphase App monitoring platform.

“Homeowners in Belgium look for energy bill savings and prioritize home energy systems that have to ability to be overseen remotely,” said Christiaan Nivelles, CEO at SolarNova. “The Enphase App allows our customers to effortlessly control and monitor their IQ8-powered home energy systems at virtually any time or place, right from their personal device.”

“Enphase recognizes the importance of consistent innovation to remain one of the leading energy technology providers,” said Aaron Gordon, vice president and general manager of the microinverter business unit at Enphase Energy. “We’re excited to work with leading installers in Belgium to expand access to our latest line of IQ8 Microinverters that deliver unparalleled performance for today’s high-powered solar modules.”

Enphase in French and Dutch.


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