Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and a specialist in solar microinverters, today announced the introduction of its seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverters for the Enphase Home Energy Solution with IQ for the UK market. Seventh-generation IQ microinverters are powered by Enphase’s unique software-defined architecture which results in an efficient design and a single hardware SKU worldwide.
IQ 7 microinverters produce 11% more power, and are 31% lighter and 15% smaller than Enphase’s M215 microinverters, which they replace. Compared to the sixth-generation IQ 6 product, IQ 7 microinverters produce 4% more power, and are 19% lighter and 16% smaller. The new IQ Microinverters offer an easier and faster installation experience with revolutionary two-wire cabling, and leverage semiconductor integration for higher reliability and better economies of scale. The 250 W AC Enphase IQ 7 Micro and the 295 W AC Enphase IQ 7+ Micro will be followed by a new, high-power 320 W AC variant, the Enphase IQ 7X Micro, to address 96-cell modules. Recently, Enphase won the Dutch Solar Innovation Award 2018 at Solar Solutions, the largest tradeshow in the Benelux region, for the IQ 7 Microinverter series, a further testament to its continuing drive to deliver innovative and high-quality products.
As part of the Enphase IQ System, seventh-generation IQ microinverters offer significant benefits to installers and homeowners, including:
- Seamless integration into the Enphase Home Energy Solution with IQ and energy monitoring and insights from the Enphase Enlighten software platform's easy-to-use interface.
- Greater reliability achieved via BOM reduction enabled by a new 55nm ASIC.
- Fast and easy installation with the suite of IQ related products: the lighter two-wire Enphase Q Cable, Enphase Envoy, and the Enphase AC Battery™.