Enphase IQ7+ Micro Inverters
The 7th Generation IQ 7 and IQ 7+ microinverters are now available. Packed with the world’s most advanced microinverter technology, the IQ 7 has an incredible efficiency rating of 96.5% and is compatible with all high powered solar panels including the LG NeON R 365W panel.
Built on the 7th-generation platform, the Enphase IQ 7 range is smart grid ready, and integrates seamlessly with the Enphase Envoy-S, and the Enphase Enlighten monitoring platform.
Micro Inverter technology allows each panel in a solar system to work independently from the other panels, ensuring maximum output of clean renewable energy for your household or business. Micro Inverters help avoid common roadblocks that stop a solar installation on many houses such as patchy shade and small roof areas.
An Enphase Micro Inverter system uses a small DC to AC inverter under each panel. This means that each panel’s performance does not affect any other panel’s performance – this is of particular use when there are shade issues, or when you need to face panels in two or more directions.
Enphase Systems Provide Increased Output
An Enphase Micro Inverter is attached to the mounting kit underneath each panel. The micro inverter uses state of the art electronics to convert DC to AC underneath each panel. This allows each individual panel to output power independently from the other panels, significantly increasing system output.
According to Renewable Energy World, shading of as little as 9% of a solar system connected to a central inverter, can lead to a system-wide decline in power output with as much as 54%.
The below image is a great example of how micro inverters can significantly increase output. In this image, the system will be working at near maximum output, despite the patchy shade because each panel is independent of the rest of the array.
One of the biggest limitations with standard string inverter systems is that the panels are installed in series, meaning that the system will always perform at the rate of the worst performing panel. This means that partial shade on just one panel can have a large impact on the output of a system.
It is not just shade from trees that can affect solar output. Bird droppings and dust, as well as chimneys and power lines, can all affect solar output. Additionally, solar panels have a +- tolerance during the manufacturing process. For example, Trina Honey 275W panels have a 0 – +3% tolerance, so they will range in output from 275W to 283W. Your system won’t be able to take advantage of this unless each panel is outputting power independently from the other panels.
Solaray is the most experienced installer of Enphase Micro Inverters in Australia, and we are the largest installer of Enphase Systems in NSW. Our competitive pricing is supported by the most experienced Enphase Technical Team in the industry, to ensure you get the right advice, system design and technical support.
Enphase solar and storage systems are now right across NSW. Solaray was ranked as the Number 1 Installer in Australia by Enphase Australia in a 2015 Authorised Installer competition for the most Enphase systems installed in 2015.
All Enphase Systems from Solaray Installations come with the following features as standard:
- Fully installed price with no hidden charges
- Full replacement warranties and free technical support
- Online Monitoring Setup
- Solaray organise all of the paperwork including claiming the government rebate
- A full 10-year workmanship guarantee
- Industry-leading installation standards and customer support
- Expert System Design by our Enphase technicians – we are the Solar & Storage Experts
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