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Why Enphase microinverters are the right fit for Indian homes

Apr 20, 2022

Today, in India, you can use solar panels to power everything at home. Your refrigerator, washing machine, air conditioner, television, microwave, and even your electric car can run on the energy from solar panels.

But the success of the solar panel depends on its inverter that acts as a bridge between your solar panels and the appliances in your house.

What is a microinverter?

The microinverter is small in size but significant in value. Fundamentally, a microinverter is a solar inverter that turns the direct current (DC) produced by solar panels into alternating current (AC), which your home’s appliances can use.

The Enphase microinverter has many advantages over other solar inverters, such as string inverters. You can trust it to work in all climatic conditions. It is safer and is more efficient in low-light conditions. Plus, it allows you to monitor every panel of your solar rooftop system in real-time; and your installer needs just a few minutes and minimal wiring to install it.

Five reasons to choose Enphase microinverters over string inverters

Over 1.9 million homes across the world have chosen Enphase microinverters for their solar rooftop. Here are five reasons why:

Enphase microinverters are among the best solar inverters in India

It works—come rain, or shine, or shadow

Many parts of India have some of the world's sunniest days and face extreme temperature variations – from 50 degrees in summer to sub-zero in winter. You need a solar inverter that powers your solar rooftop at every temperature. And one that works even when shadows from surrounding trees and buildings fall on your roof.

An Enphase microinverter does just that – you can rely on it to power your home with solar energy come rain, shine, or shade. With a microinverter, the solar rooftop works even when the tree or building adjacent to your home casts a shadow on one of your solar panels, because the performance of other panels is not impacted. Unlike other solar inverters in India, each microinverter connects to a single solar panel. As a result, microinverters do not have a single point of failure. If one panel fails, your home continues to receive electricity generated from the other panels because the microinverters under the working panels capture the direct current (DC) and convert to alternating current (AC)—this is not possible with string inverters.

Enphase microinverters vs String inverters.

Peace of mind with up to 25 years of extended warranty

Our IQ 7 Series microinverters convert 97 percent (CEC efficiency) of the DC input power from the panel to AC power for your appliances. In-built burst technology lets Enphase microinverters produce maximum energy in low-light conditions such as dawn, dusk, or when clouds and shadow pass over the panels. This means that with a microinverter-powered solar rooftop, you can convert almost all the sunshine falling on your panels into electricity, helping you meet your home’s electricity needs with solar energy and save up to 80 percent of your electricity bills.

Each Enphase IQ 7 Series microinverter has ultra-reliable components that undergo millions of hours of testing. That is why, we offer up to 25 years of warranty per microinverter, which is almost unheard of among string inverter brands.

In addition, Enphase microinverters comply with advanced grid support, voltage, and frequency ride-through requirements, ensuring that tiny variations in the grid do not disrupt the solar rooftop system. Read how a homeowner was able to offset his home’s monthly electricity bill with a microinverter-powered solar rooftop here.

Install in no time and scale panels anytime

Enphase microinverters are easy to install thanks to improved two-wire cabling. They are plug-and-play, lightweight, modular, and scalable. You can start small and expand the system to meet any size in the future. For example, suppose you already own a four-panel system but want to scale by adding four more after six months. In that case, it's possible to do it quickly and easily with microinverters.

Monitor energy continuously with the app

Our microinverters connect to a communication hub called the IQ Combiner, the brains behind smart energy. Enphase IQ Combiner monitors each microinverter performance and provides insights through the Enphase App. So, you can monitor your energy production and usage in real time, see trends on system performance, view every module of your system, and check your account and notifications.

Your roof is safe for you and your family

For many Indian families, the roof has a variety of uses. Roofs double up as play areas for children, a hangout for adults, and a laundry area for homeowners. So, when you install a solar rooftop, you need to ensure that your near and dear ones are protected from high-voltage currents that could lead to accidents. Unlike string inverters, Enphase microinverters help ensure that DC never exceeds 60 volts, overriding the risk of high-voltage power on your roof. Built-in rapid shutdown ensures that during an accident, when the AC circuit in a building disconnects, the microinverter automatically shuts down, leaving low-voltage DC electricity isolated only to the PV module, thereby protecting first responders from electric shocks. Class II double-insulated enclosures increase safety by minimizing shocks. Besides, Enphase is the only company to meet UL 9540 requirements and receive certification.

Now you know microinverters are micro in size but macro in benefits. Here is Mr. Nishanth Harikishan’s experience after installing a microinverter-based solar rooftop at his home, “Has been a great experience so far. Not depending on BESCOM for our daily power needs. Our e-vehicle, Mahindra e2O plus also is charged through the solar, thus making it completely green. Makes it such a joy to ride on the streets of Bengaluru.”

Enphase introduced the world's first microinverter-based solar system in 2008. Our microinverters offer one of the most advanced inverter technologies on the market, which means higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence.

Want to find out more about why our microinverter is among the best solar inverters in India? Contact us, and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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