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Enphase joins the big leagues – a 2 MW micro-inverter system August 16, 2013

Posted by Maury Markowitz in solar.
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Enphase-based PV system built into a row of greenhouses

Not just functional, damn good looking too.

I’ve covered the topic of micro-inverters before, and it remains a popular topic here on the blog.

Generally speaking, micro’s offer a strong design argument on small systems, below about 5 kW. For larger systems their higher per-unit costs generally reduces their advantages, and above 10 kW they tend to be rare.

So I have to say I was a little surprised when I saw this story about a 2 MW Enphase system. It was even nicer to learn that it was just down the road from me.

The installers used the panels as the roofing, which left the back of the panels – and the inverters – open to easy maintenance. This kills the biggest complaint people aim at the micros, that you can easily service them from inside. Very clever, kudos on the design!

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