Enphase Energy is now accepting pre-orders for battery storage systems based on its Ensemble energy management technology. These systems provide homeowners the Always-On capability that keeps homes powered when the grid goes down, and the ability to save money when the grid is up.
Solar installers can place pre-orders effective immediately for Enphase Encharge 3 or Encharge 10 storage systems, which offer usable and scalable capacity of 3.4 kWh and 10.1 kWh, respectively. The storage systems feature Enphase embedded grid-forming microinverters that enable the Always-On functionality. These systems are compatible with both new and existing Enphase IQ solar systems with IQ 6 or IQ 7 microinverters and provide a simple upgrade path for Enphase’s existing solar customers.
“The latest power shut-downs in California have disrupted millions of people’s lives, and it is clear that Ensemble is the technology whose time has come,” said Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO at Enphase Energy. “Our solutions provide both peace of mind and choice to the homeowner with a reliable, safe and flexible system. With the modularity of our Encharge storage systems, homeowners can start with the most optimal size and add capacity as their needs change over time.”
Pre-orders for Encharge storage systems are available to installers in North America through the company’s distribution partners. Interested homeowners in North America should contact their installer or the Enphase customer care center to be paired with a qualified installer. Encharge storage systems are expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2020.
The company also recently published an installer toolkit detailing the features of Ensemble.
News item from Enphase Energy