Enphase Powered Solar Project Nears 2GWh Production Milestone
Two adjacent 575kW solar farms in Canada maximize energy production with
reliable Enphase microinverters
PETALUMA, Calif. -- December 5, 2013
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), and Virelec, a leading provider of
complete solar electric solutions, today reported Injasuti Development’s solar
PV farms have completed their first year of operation, reaching nearly 2GWh of
clean energy production and offsetting 1,365 tons of CO2. The two adjacent
575kW solar installations utilize the Enphase System, engineered to maximize
system energy production and uptime by eliminating an inverter-level single
point of failure.
Paul Marot, president of Injasuti Developments and of Virelec, initiated the
private project in December 2010 to coincide with on-site agricultural
activities as well as to enhance farming revenues. The Beaver Creek and
Flowerburn solar farms have exceeded the predicted output and uptime of the
systems, according to Virelec.
“The over 1.1MW total solar farm project once again proves the ability of
Enphase microinverters to address the requirements of large commercial
projects. The biggest change in the last year for our company is our ability
to compete and win business in the 100kW to 1MW range,” said Paul Nahi, CEO of
In addition to requiring a high level of system uptime, the need for
web-based, module-level monitoring and diagnostics was critical in the
decision to choose the Enphase System. Virelec designers also preferred
Enphase because their microinverters met the Feed-in-Tariff program’s Ontario
Domestic Content requirements.
“We carefully considered all the inverter options to connect with dual-axis
trackers and chose Enphase because we wanted the maximum energy output,” said
Phil Insull, development manager of Virelec. “With low voltage on the modules
and plug-and-play electronics, maintenance is much simpler. Enphase technology
makes us confident that even if a few units are lost, the system will still
perform at a high level.”
The two 575kW dual-axis tracker projects are connected to the utility at a
medium voltage of 27.6 kV, and the energy produced is fed back into the grid
through the utility.
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.
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Christine Bennett, +1-707-763-4784
Global Corporate Communication Manager
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