EnviroGroup Installs Australia’s Largest Grid-Connected Enphase
Microinverter Project in Conjunction with Yingli Solar
Glenlyn Aged Care Facility to power 50 percent of its energy needs with solar
PETALUMA, Calif. -- December 11, 2013
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), today announced that EnviroGroup, a
specialist provider of renewable energy products and systems for commercial
applications, government clients and residential home owners, has successfully
installed Australia’s largest grid-connected solar power system with Enphase
microinverters, in conjunction with Yingli Green Energy, known as “Yingli
Solar”, at the Glenlyn Aged Care Facility in Glenroy, Victoria.
This 100kW installation is expected to generate over 392kWh of solar energy
daily – which is approximately 50 percent of Glenlyn’s electricity
requirements – to power the center’s operational and cooling facilities,
particularly in periods of peak daytime demand.
EnviroGroup has installed 399 Yingli Solar high efficiency multicrystalline
panels with Enphase microinverters attached to each individual panel. The
microinverters communicate over existing power lines with the Envoy
Communications Gateway, which reports production data to the Enphase Enlighten
software platform. Enlighten closely monitors the performance of the entire
solar system to ensure it is operating at maximum efficiency. This is an added
measure designed to protect the facility’s investment in solar PV.
This installation was designed and configured by EnviroGroup in close
consultation with Enphase to meet the highly regulated requirements imposed on
aged care facilities. By pairing Enphase microinverters with Yingli Solar PV
panels, EnviroGroup expects Glenlyn to achieve annual energy production of
124.5MWh and to reduce its annual carbon emissions by 163 tons a year.
Cameron Munro, CEO of EnviroGroup, said, “Glenlyn Aged Care Facility
approached us with very specific requirements as they needed a solar system
that could fit within the design of their rooftop, which has limited internal
space to locate solar inverters. Having residents in care, we had to complete
the installation of the project within a very tight timeframe and without any
interruptions to their power supply.
“EnviroGroup was confident in recommending Yingli Solar and Enphase as these
companies have a proven track record in providing quality products and
maximizing yield efficiency. I am confident this solution will offer Glenlyn a
significant return on investment right from the start,” Mr. Munro added.
Nicole Sandhaus, manager of the Glenlyn Aged Care, said, “With increasing
electricity bills, solar power is a sensible alternative as it will help us to
manage our operating costs and reduce Glenlyn’s impact on the environment.
EnviroGroup took the time to understand our needs and delivered a solution
that we believe will meet or exceed our expectations.”
Daman Cole, commercial director for Yingli Green Energy in Australia, New
Zealand and the Pacific, said, “With Yingli Solar’s wealth of experience as
the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, our panels are renowned for
quality and high energy yields, resulting in lower long-term costs. We are
delighted to be working with EnviroGroup and Enphase to rollout our first aged
care facility project in Australia.”
Bill Rossi, CMO of Enphase Energy, said, “As the largest array using Enphase
technology in Australia, this installation demonstrates the value our system
brings to commercial solar projects in diverse regions across the globe. Our
intelligent monitoring and analysis software offers assurance to EnviroGroup
and the Glenlyn facility that the system is performing optimally from any
web-enabled device, anywhere in the world.”
The Glenlyn Aged Care Facility project was developed by EnviroGroup’s in-house
engineering team who were responsible for completing the system design,
electrical design, grid connection and phase balancing.
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
EnviroGroup is a specialist provider of renewable energy products and systems
for commercial applications, government clients and residential home owners.
Founded in 2004, EnviroGroup is a leading authority in sustainable technology,
with a team of expert engineers and installers delivering projects Australia
wide. In addition, its retail division EnviroShop offers a large range of
equipment, services and sustainability products to a growing client base. When
you engage with EnviroGroup you are accessing a skill set that is unrivalled
in the energy industry. Our ability to research, plan and implement large
scale renewable energy solutions allows our clients to achieve a significant
competitive advantage. Visit our website http://www.enviroshop.com.au/ or
contact us directly on 1300 430 430.
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE), known as “Yingli
Solar,” is the world's largest photovoltaic module manufacturer in terms of
production capacity and shipments. With 2,450 MW of vertically-integrated
annual production capacity, Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the
photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell
production and module assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green
Energy has more than 20 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has
distributed more than 7,000 MW PV modules to customers worldwide. For more
information please visit http://www.yinglisolar.com/us/ and join the
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Christine Bennett, +1-707-763-4784
Global Corporate Communication Manager
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