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Enphase S-Series microinverters and AC battery receive certification to updated Australian & NZ grid standard

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Enphase have announced that its smart grid ready S-Series Microinverters and AC Battery have been certified as compliant to the AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 grid connection standard.

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SYDNEY, Australia September 13, 2016 – Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company, today announced that its smart grid ready S-Series Microinverters and AC Battery have been certified as compliant to the AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 grid connection standard.

The Enphase S-Series Microinverter and Enphase AC Battery are fully compliant to AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 when installed with the new Envoy-S Metered +DRM Communication Gateway, which is available now through authorised distributors.* These products have also been listed as approved equipment by the Clean Energy Council in Australia. Enphase is the only microinverter manufacturer that has achieved this certification to date.

AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 replaces AS/NZS 4777.2:2005 and AS/NZS 4777.3:2005, which expire on October 9, 2016. The new standard provides a framework for advanced grid functions and demand response features that enable intelligent distributed energy resources such as the Enphase S-Series Microinverter and AC Battery to contribute to the smooth functioning of the electrical grid and allow greater adoption of renewable resources.

The new standard will be required throughout Australia on October 9, and will be required in New Zealand once regulations are updated to cite the new standard. After October 9, authorities may require new installations or upgrades to existing grid-connected PV and battery storage installations to use inverters that are certified to meet the new standard.

“This certification is the result of a long-term collaborative effort from our technical teams who have worked tirelessly to ensure our systems meet these new requirements ahead of the deadline,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific. “This concerted effort underscores our ongoing investment in the Australian and New Zealand markets, in which we continue to see tremendous future growth opportunities for innovative products like the Enphase Home Energy Solution.”

As the global leader in microinverters with more than 12 million shipped to date, Enphase is now establishing itself as a pioneer in AC storage technology. The Company’s Australian and New Zealand distribution partners have provided volume projections totalling 70,000 batteries in Australia and New Zealand over the next 12 months.

 

*AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 certified Enphase products include: Enphase S-Series PV Microinverters:  S230-60-LN-2, S230-60-LN-2-AU, S230-60-LN-5, S230-60-LN-5-AU, S270-72-LN-2, S270-72-LN-2-AU, S270-72-LN-5-AU; Enphase AC Battery Microinverter: S270-ACB-LN-YY

About Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces the world’s only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped approximately 12 million microinverters, and more than 500,000 Enphase residential and commercial systems have been deployed in more than 100 countries. Visit https://enphase.com/en-au for more information and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

For further information, please contact:

Olivia Smith
Communications Manager APAC
Enphase Energy Australia
[email protected]
+61 402 044 811

 

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