California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] SunEdison has completed the installation and commissioning of a solar energy system using the Enphase Microinverter System at one of their New Jersey power plants. This site represents the first Enphase installation with SunEdison and the latest commercial installation using the Enphase Microinverter System.
“SunEdison chose the Enphase Microinverter System for its reliability, system availability, and easy integration with our SEEDS monitoring and controls platform,” said Mark Culpepper, chief technology officer, SunEdison. “The site has been running for three months and has been running at an Operating Performance Ratio of close to 120 percent. It’s one of the best-performing sites in our fleet.”
Enphase Microinverter Systems convert the DC output of a single solar module into grid compliant AC power. These systems offer a number of advantages over traditional inverters, the company said, including an increase in energy harvest, increased system reliability and a simpler installation. Additionally, Enphase said the balance-of-system (BOS) and labor costs can be reduced by up to 15 percent compared with systems installed with traditional inverters.
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