How the Microinverter System works
Solar panels may be on top, but it's the inverter that does all the real work. Choosing an inverter technology is the most critical decision you'll make when going solar. Enphase Microinverters offer the most advanced inverter technology on the market, which means higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence. The solar panels on your roof absorb sunshine in the form of direct current (DC) power. Tucked beneath each panel, a micro inverter converts that DC power to alternating current (AC), the form of electricity your home can use.
The smarter choice in solar technology.
Higher production, best savings
Enphase micro inverters are proven to produce more energy than other technologies.
Microinverters operate independently, so each panel performs to its fullest. One shaded or dirty panel won't affect the rest of the system. Burst technology lets micro inverters produce more at dawn, dusk, and in low-light conditions, for a longer solar day. Inverter icon with green check mark to represent reliability
Because they function independently, micro inverters are inherently more reliable: there's no single point of failure in a micro inverter system. Plus, we're obsessive about quality, and our products reflect that. If one panel goes down, the others won't go down with it. Enphase microinverters undergo the most rigorous product testing in the industry.
We stand by our products with the industry's highest warranties. Shield with AC power to represent safe inverter
Micro inverters are safer than other inverter technologies. An all-AC system means no high-voltage DC power on your roof. Enphase Microinverters are commonly chosen for schools, since they meet even the strictest government safety requirements.
In addition to the greater energy savings from higher production, Enphase microinverters are just a better long-term investment. Enphase microinverters come with a 10-year warranty; string inverters need to be replaced at least once in the lifetime of the system. Streamlined components make for quicker and less costly installations. High-quality materials and remote problem-solving save money on repairs.
A system that fits your needs, now and later.
The Enphase System is flexible, so you can design a system to fit today's budget and energy needs, and expand it later as your needs evolve. Want to add more panels or a solar battery? With microinverters, it's no problem.
Illustration of solar panels and micro inverters on home showing energy production even when panels are partially shaded
Higher production, no matter what nature brings.
Maybe your roof isn’t shaded, so you think micro inverters aren't for you. Well, think again.
First, every system experiences some shading at some point during the day -- and Enphase tolerates shading better than others. Second, shading is only a part of the story. Think dirt, leaves, scratches, snow….
Third, even if you keep your panels spotlessly clean, wear and tear won’t happen uniformly, and temperature differences occur naturally. No matter what, you’ll deal with panels operating at different levels of efficiency (an occurrence known as module mismatch). And if you’ve got micro inverters, you’ll maximize your production in spite of it.
Powerful technology at the heart of the Enphase system.
Enphase S270 Microinverter
Built on the fifth-generation platform, the Enphase S270
Microinverter supports both 60-cell and high-powered 72-cell modules.
With its all-AC approach, the S270 simplifies design and
installation for 270 VA installations and delivers the most
reliable energy solution for your customers.
Output Power: 260/270VA
Commonly used module pairing – input power: 230 W – 350 W
Peak Power Tracking Voltage: 27 - 48 V
95.6% EU Efficiency
96.9% Peak Efficiency
Integrated ground, eliminating the need for a copper grounding wire or WEEB
Compliance: AS 4777.2, AS 4777.3, RCM, IEC/EN 61000-6-3, IEC/EN 62019-1, IEC/EN 62109-2
Configurable for variable grid profiles
Meet the Envoy, the brains of the Enphase Home Energy Solution. Between collecting real-time data from your micro inverters and delivering remote updates back out to them, the Envoy keeps your entire system in constant communication. A connected system is a smarter system. Thanks to the Envoy, Enphase brings you more than solar. We bring you a connected home. Today, that means ease, insights, and reliable solar energy. Tomorrow, it’s the intelligence to adapt to changing grid requirements, via automatic remote updates that Envoy downloads and pushes out to your micro inverters. Energy you can count on, today and into the future. That's Energy Evolved.
Discover the power of being connected.
The Envoy delivers performance data from your
micro inverters to the Web and carries system
updates from the Web to your micro inverters.
Two directions, optimal benefits.
The Envoy brings you the real-time, module-level
performance data that makes it easy to monitor your
system or fleet from any web-connected device.
Remote problem-solving = The Envoy lets you
pinpoint performance issues instantly and resolve
them remotely before they get in the way of system performance.
The Envoy saves you time and money on unplanned site visits.
Meet the rest of the Home Energy Solution
MyEnlighten is your window into your home energy. It turns Envoy's
data into an easy-to-use interface that lets you track your system's
production and see your home energy usage. With MyEnlighten,
system owners can track their energy production, monitor their
system’s health, and share their data with family and friends,
all from a simple, mobile-friendly interface.
Get it at the App Store or Google Play Store.
Get a connected home
with the Enphase Home Energy Solution
Enphase micro inverters integrate seamlessly with the rest of the Enphase Home Energy Solution, one system that combines energy production, monitoring, and storage to make your home energy simpler and smarter than ever.
Meet the rest of the Home Energy Solution
Enphase AC Battery
The best-value solar battery on the market helps you make the most of your solar energy. It's smarter, safer, more flexible, and fully integrated with our micro inverter system.