Enphase has recently announced the launch of its IQ 7A micro inverters in Australia to target high-power residential and commercial solar applications.
With its polymeric enclosure and revolutionary cabling system, the high-powered smart grid-ready Enphase IQ 7A micro inverter will simplify the installation process, giving professional installers a reliable and familiar platform to build on the advantage of high power modules.
The IQ 7A micro inverter supports solar modules of up to 465W, and is designed with a peak power rating of 366 VA (Volt-Ampere). It will pair with all commercially available 60-cell and 72-cell solar modules when factored with the optimal inverter loading ratio of 1.25 (DC/AC ratio), including bifacial solar modules.
As the high-power variant of the seventh-generation IQ platform, the Enphase IQ 7A share the benefits that made Enphase IQ micro inverters the most preferred inverter platform for solar installers globally, including:
Consistent high production
The IQ 7A micro inverters have 97% CEC efficiency, with their burst-mode technology delivering high performance even in low-light conditions. Using one micro inverter for every module, the IQ 7A’s distributed architecture offers extra resilience in the face of soiled or partially shaded modules, ensuring that the total system performance is not degraded as much as they would on centralised architectures.
The IQ 7A micro inverters also come with the all-AC design of the IQ platform, which dramatically reduces the risk of exposing installers or homeowners to high-voltage DC electricity. Its integrated rapid shutdown ensures all energy production will shut down quickly and safely, in the event of grid failure during a power outage, or during home electrical work.
Enphase micro inverters undergo a grueling reliability and quality testing regimen with more than a million hours of power-on testing to ensure they maintain exceptional performance through a wide range of environments including under heat, cold, high humidity and salty air.
The IQ 7A micro inverters can be combined with a wide variety of solar modules, and can be configured to be compliant with many utility grid operators’ requirements in the world, including Australia. When the IQ 7A micro inverters are paired with high-power modules, it allows solar installers to reduce the number of modules required for a given system output. This enables them to optimise the overall system cost and performance, while knowing that the micro inverters can support future high-power modules.
Enphase micro inverters are designed to be long-lasting, and should be able to last the life of a solar panel. The IQ 7A micro inverters are backed by a 10-year warranty in the Australian solar market, which can be extended to 15, 20 or 25 years.
Enphase has long been considered as the best micro inverter supplier in the solar market. To find out more about the new Enphase IQ 7A micro inverters, or for any residential solar system or commercial solar project enquiries, please contact the Total Solar Solutions team directly.