Enphase, Siemens Sign Distribution Deal for Solar Microinverters

Enphase Energy the leading manufacturer of microinverters signed a distribution agreement with Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI). 

Siemens will sell Enphase’s microinverter technology through its nationwide network of electrical equipment distributors.

According to the agreement, Enphase will provide Siemens with solar microinverters and Enlighten, a web-based monitoring service for photovoltaic (PV) installations.

"We believe that the combination of Enphase Energy’s Microinverter System, integrated with our electrical distribution and safety products will set the stage for Siemens to become the premier provider of solar photovoltaic power solutions for businesses, homeowners and builders," said Barry Contrael, director, Siemens Low Voltage Business Unit.

The Enphase Microinverter System provides a modular, scalable platform to connect roof-mounted solar PV modules with a typical building’s alternating current (AC) load center or panel board. Enphase says its microinverters offer a simple and compelling solution to complex system implementation problems and safety issues associated with the direct current (DC) output of today’s solar PV modules.

"The combined capabilities of Enphase and Siemens will provide electrical contractors a unique "all-AC" solar solution ideally aligned with their current skill set and the needs of home and business owners," said Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy.

In January, Enphase announced that it has shipped more than 500,000 microinverters to date and plans to triple production capacity in 2011 to meet accelerating demand within residential and commercial solar projects.

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