Grid Scale, Monitoring, Solar, Storage, Utility Scale

Enphase Unveils New Energy Management System with Integrated Storage

Microinverter manufacturer Enphase unveiled an energy management system that includes a microinverter, plug-and-play battery storage, and control and monitoring capabilities today at Solar Power International.

Set to be avilable in 2015, the Enphase Energy Management System delivers on the vision of enabling large-scale implementation of solar power integrated with the grid. It integrates smart grid intelligence, communications, big data analytics and storage with a microinverter, plug-and-play storage, advanced control capabilities and load management.

“Enphase is taking a fundamentally different approach to energy management,” said Paul Nahi, Enphase CEO, in a statement. “The solar industry is dominated by static, isolated systems that do not integrate, communicate, scale or adapt quickly to changes in power generation. Our energy management system is designed to accelerate mass penetration of solar globally and make mainstream access to clean, affordable energy a reality.”

The system is built to generating solar energy that is smart-grid ready, with advanced grid functionality, and enable maximum penetration of distributed solar on the grid. Designed to meet current and future requirements, the fully bidirectional, software-defined microinverter supports reactive power control and other advanced grid functionalities. Enphase S-Series Microinverters are the most advanced and easy-to-install smart grid-ready microinverters on the market.

Each system will come equipped with 1.2 kWh of energy storage and 275-W/550-W power-output, while its control system expands from energy monitoring into into full revenue grade metering of solar production, metering of home consumption, and storage management. The Enlighten monitoring platform will allow users to remotely view their solar, storage and grid connectivity performance and via any mobile device. 

The Enphase Energy Management System components will be available on a rolling basis beginning in the third quarter of 2015.