During Enphase’s Q3 earnings call, the company rolled out a new web resource for installers to prepare for the release of its Ensemble solution. The company says it expects to start accepting pre-orders from North American distributors for Ensemble technology in December of 2019. Products are expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2020. The company says pricing details will be available after Nov. 1, and advises installers to contact their Enphase authorized distributor after that date for cost information.
This home backup solution announcement comes at a time when PG&E has deliberately cut power to millions of California residents as part of its wildfire prevention measures.
Enphase’s online resource explains each piece of its solar home backup solution called Ensemble, including its Encharge lithium iron phosphate (LFP) AC-coupled storage system, Enpower smart switch that connects the home to grid power, wireless communication kit, IQ combiner and IQ series microinverters. The IQ8 is not featured on this webpage, but Enphase has previously said that microinverter would be available in mid-2020.
Graphics explain how Ensemble can be used for whole-home or partial-home backup configurations.
The webpage also outlines two new apps, one for installers to commission Ensemble systems and one for homeowners to monitor their systems.
Specialized training will be required to install Ensemble systems. Installers can sign up on the webpage to be notified about upcoming training sessions in their areas, including the launch of the Enphase Mobile Classroom.