Category Archives: micro

ENPHASE IQ7, IQ7+, and IQ7X Available and In Stock As most of you know, Q4 became a great challenge to us and many installers across the United States.  Enphase fell behind on their supply, due mostly to a component availability issue, and we experienced major shortages throughout most of Q4 2018.  This actually bled into […]

ENPHASE IQ7X-96-2-US NOW AVAILABLE The long wait is finally over.  At long last, the Enphase IQ7X is in stock and ready to ship! The IQ7X-96-2-US is the latest release on the seventh-generation Enphase platform.  The smart-grid ready inverter is fully compatible with the IQ System, including the IQ Envoy, IQ Battery, and the Enlighten monitoring […]

Summer is here, and the world is at it’s best. Winter jackets and spring sweaters have been replaced with bathing suits and sandals. Children have been given 3 months to rest up from the stresses of school, and family vacations have gone from planning to execution. Smiles run rampant as kids slurp treats from the […]

AP Systems has officially launched their “Summer of $16K” rebate program, and it’s a good one. Here is a summary of the program details: Purchase and install at least 20 AP Systems microinverters (all models are eligible) and then register your installation(s). Rewards are based on tiers and as you install more systems, your total grows […]

I think it was sometime at the beginning of the year when we first started fielding questions about the Enphase S280’s arrival date.  It was widely known that Enphase had a coverage gap when it came to the larger panels, especially when the higher powered 60 cell and 72 cell panels gained popularity in 2015.  […]

Wow… October already!  This year is flying by as we quickly approach the holiday season.  Of course, us in solar know, the holiday season also means busy season for us.  As end users start to examine their upcoming tax bills, the solar federal tax credit looks more and more attractive. Over the back half of […]

The microinverter battle has pretty much been a slaughter the past few years.  Despite a consistent lack of profitability and challenges from high-powered opposition like ABB and SMA, Enphase has sat comfortably on the Micro Inverter throne. Lately, we have been seeing a large increase of call volume and orders requesting APS.  While SMA and […]

Solar inverters convert DC or direct currents out of a solar panel into a utility usable or alternating current. To gain the power you need for your home, a DC-AC conversion must take place. Solar inverters are necessary to the practical application of solar systems. They are many different off the grid and grid tie […]

The end of the year crunch is upon us, and we have barely had time to breathe.  We have been running the micro inverter rebate program through the end of the year, and many of our installers have made the switch to ABB now.  Whether is compatibility, bankability, efficiency, or other reasons, the ABB Micros […]

Typically solar inverters efficiency is approximately 95%, so you could have about 5% power loss when the electric current is innverted from DC to AC. ABB Solar Inverters have a maximum efficiency of 96.5%.  The change from AC to DC in your electric products is far less efficient; you can lose 10-40% of power. This happens […]

Hello All, Some of our team members attended the Solar Power International convention this week in Las Vegas,NV.  First, if you were trying to reach us , we are sorry that we were not as available as we normally would be.  Everyone is back in the office now, and partially back to normal…  It was […]

In recent years, Solar power has become exclusively modular which is great news for would be system owners. In the old days, you needed to buy not just solar panels but batteries too. This significantly raised the cost of your most basic systems.  Grid-tied inverters are the unit of equipment that makes installing a solar […]