Enphase Energy Celebrates 902kW Solar Project at Strain Ranches

  Enphase Energy Celebrates 902kW Solar Project at Strain Ranches

 North State Solar Energy Installs Microinverters That Will Power Drying and
             Storage of More Than 50,000 Tons of California Rice

Business Wire

ARBUCKLE, Calif. & PETALUMA, Calif. -- February 20, 2013

Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) today announced the successful
commissioning of a 902kW solar project using the Enphase Microinverter System
at Strain Ranches in Arbuckle, Calif. The new solar system will power the
commercial rice drying and storage of more than 50,000 tons of medium Calrose
rice during its annual two-month harvest. North State Solar Energy of Forest
Ranch, Calif. managed the installation of 3,760 Enphase microinverters and
SolarWorld modules.

Enphase Microinverter System powers 902kW project installed by North State
Solar Energy (Photo: Busi ...

Enphase Microinverter System powers 902kW project installed by North State
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According to the California Rice Commission, California is the nation’s second
largest rice producing state and contributes over $1.8 billion and 25,000 jobs
to the state’s economy.

“We are ecstatic that our microinverters will power an agriculture site that
contributes significantly to California’s economy,” said Bill Rossi, Chief
Marketing Officer of Enphase Energy at a commissioning ceremony at Strain
Ranches. “Solar integrators such as North State Solar Energy who recognize the
efficiency and ease of use of microinverters can lead the wider adoption of
solar as the leading renewable energy source.”

“Solar made sense for our rice drying and storage business because we wanted
to reduce the inflation of our power bills and be able to charge a lower fixed
rate to our customers,” said Dane Nissen, warehouse manager of Strain Ranches
and fourth generation California rice farmer.

“With Enlighten monitoring software, our team at North State Solar Energy can
accurately report daily, weekly or annual energy generation of the entire
system,” said Mike Houar, president of North State Solar Energy.

The system has been generating energy since early January. According to
Enlighten, the system has already generated 126MWh, which is 134% of estimated
energy produced based on National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s PVWatts™

The Enphase Microinverter System offers a new approach to the installation,
operation and maintenance of solar energy systems. Enphase Microinverters, the
Envoy Communications Gateway and Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis
software work together to deliver increased energy harvest and unparalleled
solar system intelligence. To date, Enphase has shipped over 2.6 million
microinverters and is selling into nine countries across Europe, North America
and Asia Pacific.

About North State Solar Energy

North State Solar Energy is a Northern California based general contractor
that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial
and agriculture projects. Owned and operated by Michael Houar, a licensed
contractor for over 25 years, the North State Solar Energy team has been
involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects. With a
business model focused on delivering long-term quality and value, North State
Solar Energy recommends US made solar and accessory components with high
performance and unmatched warranties. North State Solar Energy also has a
commitment to providing an unparalleled level of customer service. Visit
www.northstatesolarenergy.com for more information.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that
increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves
system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a
platform for intelligent energy management. Our semiconductor-based
microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and
brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation.
Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.enphase.com

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