Enphase Energy Announces 2013 Partnership with GRID Alternatives
Inverter deal to help supply solar power to over 350 low-income families in
California and Colorado
PETALUMA, Calif. -- April 24, 2013
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), today announced its 2013 philanthropic
partnership with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit that brings the benefits of
solar technology to communities that would not otherwise have access. Under
the agreement, Enphase will provide GRID Alternatives with microinverters to
help power more than 350 low-income homes in California and Colorado. The
partnership will also support nearly 50,000 hours of hands-on installation
training for cleantech job seekers and volunteers.
Enphase has worked with GRID Alternatives since 2010 to bring solar to
low-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area through employee
volunteerism and donations of the Enphase^® Microinverter System. By the end
of 2013, expected lifetime savings to families served through the three-year
partnership will exceed $14 million.
“Expanding our partnership with GRID Alternatives exemplifies Enphase’s
commitment to growing the use of solar energy, while also providing the
advantages of our microinverter technology to families who can benefit from it
the most,” said Bill Rossi, chief marketing officer of Enphase Energy.
“Enphase appreciates the value of GRID Alternatives in bringing solar power to
our community and those interested in a career in the new clean energy
In addition to its equipment partnership, Enphase employee volunteers will get
on the roof to help install systems for five families in the San Francisco Bay
Area this year.
“From its enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers to its generous equipment
donations, Enphase has been a great partner to GRID Alternatives from the
beginning,” said Erica Mackie, co-founder and CEO of GRID Alternatives. “This
new commitment is really going to make a huge difference both for the families
and for the job trainees our program serves.”
Petaluma, Calif. residents Mary and Patrick Carter recently received a solar
electric system through the partnership. “For many years, we dreamed of having
our own clean, green generator on our roof,” said Mary Carter. “GRID and the
volunteers from Enphase made our dreams come true.” Their system has reduced
their electric bill by over $100 since it went live, savings that goes to
support their two young children. Click here to see their system’s production
through Enphase’s monitoring and management software Enlighten.
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
About GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits of
solar technology to low-income communities. Using a barn-raising model, GRID
Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar power
on qualifying homes, providing needed savings for families struggling to make
ends meet while preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry
and cleaning our air. More than 3000 families have benefitted from the program
to date, saving more than $82 million in lifetime electricity costs, and more
than 11,000 people have received hands-on solar installation experience. For
more information, visit www.gridalternatives.org.
Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are
the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.
Christine Bennett, +1-707-763-4784
Global Corporate Communication Manager
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