Category Archives: solar inverters

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 […]

Solar Panel Tariffs – Six Months Later It has now been six months since the doom and gloom announcement rattled the Solar Industry.  As you remember, back in January 2018, President Donald Trump announced his 30% tariff on all solar panels and cells not manufactured in the US.  The tariff turned out to be just […]

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 […]

NEW ENPHASE IQ7 AND ENPHASE IQ7 PLUS RELEASED AND IN STOCK! When California Rule 21 was put into place, Enphase had to move quickly to comply.  They had run the M-Series, from the M215 to the M250, along with the S280 for quite a few years running.  However, with the new requirement, they rolled out their new IQ Series.  The early reviews […]

Piggy-backing on the awesome news of the Solarworld 300W Mono panels being available, we are very pleased to announce that the first release of the new Sunny Boy line from SMA is available as well! The Sunny Boy 5.0-US and Sunny Boy 6.0-US offer many outstanding new features and enhancements, even when compared to the […]

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 […]