Imagine the ability to store solar power to use at any time…whether at night or during peak hours to reduce your electric bills, or when there’s an outage and utility power is unavailable. Think a whole-house generator is the only limited option when power is out? Think again. Homeowners can gain greater independence from the grid with reliable solar energy via the Enphase energy system. Here’s how the system works:
· Enphase IQ8 Microinverters, which are compatible with nearly all solar panel models, transform sunlight into safe AC power that provides energy backup during grid outages. Unlike traditional string inverter systems where the whole system can go down if one panel goes down, each solar panel is equipped with its own microinverter. If for some reason one panel experiences a glitch, the others keep generating power.
· Going a step further, the revolutionary Enphase IQ8 Microinverter with Sunlight Backup ensures that your appliances can stay powered during a daytime power outage, with or without a battery.
· The Enphase IQ Battery allows you to bank the power you make and use it anytime, day or night, rain or shine, and even sell the energy you don’t need back to the utility company, if allowed in your region. These batteries come in two sizes: 3.3 kWh and 10 kWh, and you can add more capacity over time. Enphase IQ Batteries use lithium iron phosphate chemistry and are safer, last longer, and are less expensive than nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) alternatives.
· You can control your Enphase energy system using the most powerful and comprehensive app ever made for solar. The smart mobile app allows you to monitor how much energy you make and use, see exactly where power is flowing in your home in real time, alert you to severe weather and prioritize a full charge to your battery, and even allow you to select which appliances are essential to stay on during a power outage.
Ready to start saving money and get the peace of mind an Enphase energy system can provide? Contact Ion Solar Pros today at 866-582-0000.