Can a microinverter be damaged by lightning?

Lightning Damage

Enphase Microinverters have integral surge protection, greater than most traditional inverters. However, a surge with sufficient energy can exceed the protection built into the microinverter and damage the equipment. For this reason, you must protect your system with lightning and/or surge suppression devices according to local regulation. Install devices that adhere to local standards. You must install the microinverter under the PV module to avoid direct exposure to rain, UV and other harmful weather events. Do not mount the microinverter upside down.