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Enphase Energy Powers Commercial Business for REAL Solar of Minneapolis

2020-08-10 08:00 ET - News Release

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world's leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that REAL Solar, SBC is expanding its portfolio of commercial solar installations by leveraging the Enphase Three-Phase Network Protection Relay™ (NPR) device for 208 VAC, three-phase solar systems. REAL Solar, based in Backus, MN, is an award-winning full-service residential and commercial solar installation company with a long history of bringing solar to customers in communities of need.

The Enphase Network Protection Relay device allows commercial solar installers to quickly deploy the Enphase microinverters of their choice on commercial solar projects in jurisdictions that require compliance with IEEE 1547 for three-phase solar systems. REAL Solar was one of the first solar installers to deploy the Enphase NPR device in commercial solar installations. To ensure compliance with local building code, REAL Solar made use of the Enphase NPR device to install more than 70 kWDC across two locations for its financial industry customer, Starion Bank, in North Dakota.

"Enphase microinverters allow us to be confident in installing solar for commercial customers in remote locations across the Midwest because of their reliability and our ability to monitor customer systems remotely at the module level," said Ben Butcher, co-director and construction manager at REAL Solar, SBC. "We primarily use the high-power Enphase IQ 7+™ microinverter, and the Enphase NPR device has made it possible for us to use that outstanding microinverter in three-phase commercial projects. We are particularly excited about the upcoming Enphase microinverters designed specifically for commercial solar, which will allow us to optimize our offerings for our commercial customers further."

“A central element of our corporate philosophy is to protect the environment, which has taken the form of everything from making our branch buildings more energy-efficient, native plant landscaping, to adding increasing amounts of solar power,” said Wade Miller, facilities manager at Starion Bank. “The team at REAL Solar helped us navigate the technical and incentives landscapes, which allowed us to move forward with solar quickly and confidently. After some of our early experiences with solar, we were delighted with how a solar system based on Enphase microinverters will continue producing energy even when a single inverter or module goes out, or we get some seasonal shading. We look forward to working with REAL Solar and Enphase to solarize even more of our owned bank branch buildings.”

The Enphase Three-Phase Network Protection Relay device with integrated Enphase IQ Envoy™ gateway and Enphase Mobile Connect™ modem consolidates three-phase interconnection equipment into a single enclosure and streamlines installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution for three-phase commercial 208 VAC applications. The Enphase NPR device features a durable NEMA type 3R enclosure, a five-year warranty, and is compliant with UL 1741 SA for grid support functions enabling smarter, safer, reactive grid interconnection.

"REAL Solar is a prime example of one of the many sophisticated and socially-minded installers that Enphase is proud to count among its commercial solar customers," said Gokul Krishnan, vice president and general manager, microinverter business unit at Enphase Energy. "We look forward to a continued expansion of our commercial solar products portfolio and working with our installer partners to deliver an outstanding customer experience to great customers like Starion Bank in the commercial market segment."

For more information about commercial solar with Enphase IQ™ microinverters, please visit the Enphase Energy website.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that manage solar generation, storage and communication on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter technology and produces a fully integrated solar-plus-storage solution. Enphase has shipped more than 28 million microinverters, and over 1.2 million Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com and follow the Company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Enphase Energy®, Three-Phase Network Protection Relay, IQ 7, the Enphase logo, and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expected capabilities and performance of Enphase Energy’s technology and products, including reliability, safety, and energy production, and the quality of products and services provided by installers. These forward-looking statements are based on Enphase's current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties including those risks described in more detail in Enphase's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents on file with the SEC and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Enphase Energy undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations, except as required by law.

Contact: Christian Zdebel, pr@enphase.com, 484-788-2384

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