Before You Invest in Solar Let’s Talk Enphase Microinverters

Consumers more than ever are considering their environmental footprint when it comes to decisions about where and how they live, what they drive, how they commute and the energy efficiency of the products they use. Making a solar panel purchase for your home or property is a major decision, and doing the research is an important aspect in your financial decision. So, let’s talk about Enphase microinverters.

Electrical Flow

If you saw our Infographic from a few weeks ago, you’ll remember that electricity flows in two ways: AC and DC: Alternating currents and Direct currents. You can look here. Because our homes use AC power, it needs to be made electricity usable for our homes, an inverter is needed to change electrical currents from DC power (generated form the PV panels) to AC (needed to run home). Our homes use alternating currents while direct currents are like a car battery.

 Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy is a global energy technology company based in Fremont, California. They’re the world’s leading supplier of microinverters, designing, developing smart home energy, specializing in solar panels, renewable energy storage among to name a few. The alternative to a microinverter is a string inverter but we will keep that for another discussion. If you want to learn more about Enphase, we encourage you to visit their website at


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Enphase Microinverters. What are they and how do they work?

Microinverters are small electronic devices that are attached to a PV panel, each panel needs its own microinverter. The microinverter converts the direct currents (DC) from the solar panels into alternating currents (AC) that can be fed back to the grid (utility company). The advantage of using Enphase microinverters over conventional solar string inverters is that it allows each panel to operate independently so if one panel malfunctions it does not interfere with the others and will not reduce the overall output of the entire sequence. It only affects one PV panel, not the entire system. This means that small amounts of shade or debris will not cause the whole PV array to fail, making them superior in output and more reliable.


Built to last, Enphase microinverters are warranted to last 25 years, while the string inverters can burn out in 10 years. Enphase microinverters are built in the USA and are back by one of the best warranties in the industry giving homeowners the freedom to enjoy their solar systems for at least quarter of a century and beyond. Enphase Micro Inverters also get software updates through their app which can be accessed through your phone. Enjoy new features, easily and quickly.


Another nice aspect of using Enphase microinverters is if you need more power, it’s easy to scale up. More panels with microinverters can be added if you have adequate roof space, making them adaptable and scalable. It grows with your needs and the needs of your family. You’re never in a position where you won’t be able to


Enphase microinverters are an excellent product. Out of the myriad of choices, Enphase offers a stellar warranty that covers a limited 25-year warranty. They’re also American made, making them a high quality product.  

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