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Enphase Energy Supports Team West Virginia in 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

  Enphase Energy Supports Team West Virginia in 2013 U.S. Department of Energy
  Solar Decathlon

 Students of sustainability develop Enphase-powered log cabin in the heart of
                           Appalachian coal mining

Business Wire

PETALUMA, Calif. -- June 14, 2013

Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), announced today its donation of the
Enphase Microinverter System to Team West Virginia for the biennial 2013
Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Team West Virginia’s PEAK house--named
for Preserving Energy through Appalachian Knowledge--will reflect the region’s
rustic Appalachian culture and history plus integrate modern solar
microinverters and monitoring technology.

"Enphase is proud to support collegiate engineers and architects who are
leading the future of sustainably-designed homes," said Bill Rossi, Chief
Marketing Officer of Enphase Energy. "We are particularly enthusiastic to see
Team West Virginia’s application of solar energy into a prominent coal mining
region in the United States."

"There is no doubt that coal turns the lights on. However, we believe that
using solar energy in residential locations enables coal to keep the lights on
longer," explained James Carrier, a student at the Engineering College of West
Virginia University. "Our goal is to demonstrate that if we start lowering the
demand on the grid by supplementing with residential solar, it can assist
electrical companies in larger cities when their power lines get overloaded."

The U.S. Department of Energy challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build
and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and
attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends
affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy
production and maximum efficiency. The competition will take place at the
Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. from October 3-13, 2013.

Team West Virginia is advised by alumnus and volunteer Colin Williams of
Berkeley Springs-based Mountain View Solar. For more information on Team West
Virginia’s PEAK house, visit solar.wvu.edu.

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 together to deliver increased energy harvest and unparalleled solar
system intelligence. To date, Enphase has shipped over 3.3 million
microinverters and is selling into eleven countries across Europe, North
America and Asia Pacific.

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

Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are
the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.

Contact:

Enphase Energy
Kady Cooper, +1 707-763-4784
Industry Public Relations Manager
pr@enphaseenergy.com
 
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