Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and one of the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, has announced the launch of its most powerful Enphase® Energy System™ to-date, featuring the new IQ™ Battery 5P and IQ8™ Microinverters, for customers in Australia. The IQ Battery 5P is modular with 5 kWh capacity; the IQ8 Microinverters provide a peak output power of 384 W, offering homeowners reliable electricity whenever needed.
The new system with the IQ Battery 5P enables configurations ranging from 5 to 20 kWh capacity. Each 5 kWh battery delivers 3.84 kW continuous power and 7.68 kW peak power for 3 seconds, allowing homeowners to start heavy loads during an outage. The system accommodates over-the-air software updates and can be configured for self-consumption, savings, or full backup functionality. In addition, the Storm Guard™ feature monitors data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and will automatically charge the battery to help homeowners prepare for possible grid outages due to severe weather events. The IQ Battery 5P comes with a 15-year limited warranty, the longest standard residential warranty in the Australian market.
“Every now and then game-changing technology comes along, steals the show, and raises the bar for good –the new Enphase IQ8 Microinverters and IQ Battery 5P are just that,” said Jake Warner, director at Penrith Solar Centre. “With the most powerful solar technology platform arriving in Australia, it has never been more obvious that not installing Enphase is living in the past.”
“Bringing both the IQ Battery and IQ8 Microinverters to Australia with the longest respective product warranties in the market is a testament to the innovation and quality of Enphase technology,” said Robby Mack, director at Energy SA. “IQ8 Microinverters pair perfectly with the latest generation of high-powered PV modules, unlocking more solar generation while using less roof space, and the IQ Battery 5P provides the ultimate energy usage agility and grid outage protection.”
IQ8 Microinverters manage a continuous DC current of 14 amperes and are designed to support the latest higher powered solar modules to maximize energy production. The two new microinverters – IQ8AC™ and IQ8HC™ – feature a peak output power of 366 W and 384 W, respectively, and can pair with a full range of solar modules up to 505 W DC. IQ8 Microinverters are compliant with Australia’s Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP) standards for enabling solar exports to the grid.
For homeowners who want battery backup, there are no sizing restrictions when pairing an IQ Battery 5P with IQ8 Microinverters. With the Sunlight Jump Start™ feature, IQ8 Microinverters can restart a home energy system using only sunlight after a prolonged grid outage that drains the battery. All IQ8 Microinverters come with a 15-year limited warranty, the longest standard residential solar inverter warranty in the Australian market.