Enphase Energy Celebrates 3,000th Installation in The Netherlands in Under 24 Months

  Enphase Energy Celebrates 3,000th Installation in The Netherlands in Under
  24 Months

   World’s leading microinverter systems company celebrates with launch of
     awareness campaign to support new era of solar energy in the country

Business Wire

LYON, France -- March 10, 2014

Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) today announced the celebration of its
second year in the Dutch photovoltaic market as well as the cumulative
installation of 3,000 Enphase systems within two years. Translated into
numbers, this means that the overall Enphase installations have produced more
than 6.5GWh of clean energy so far, equivalent to offsetting over 4,500 tons
of CO2. Enphase, which has been active in The Netherlands since the first
Enphase System was installed on March 10, 2012, two years ago today, has
rapidly gained recognition among installers in this vibrant and growing market
for both residential and small commercial solar. To celebrate its anniversary
and accomplishments, the company is launching an awareness campaign on the
importance of renewable and solar energy in Dutch people’s lives.

“Steady increases in energy prices, combined with recent government decisions
to stop solar subsidies, have encouraged the Dutch to look for best-in-class
performing solar system technology that ensures superior benefits and
long-term production yields compared to traditional inverters. As a result, we
are delighted to see the advanced Enphase System becoming a standard of
choice,” said Olivier Jacques, managing director for Enphase Europe, Middle
East and Africa.

Embracing the 16 percent by 2020 goal set by the European Union, the
Netherlands has been driving for decentralised renewable energy production and
increased use of solar energy. From a modest start of 13MW of PV in 2000,
growing to 68MW in 2009, total cumulative installed PV started to double each
year from 2009 onward to reach 340MW in 2012 and 665.47MW in 2013, according
to Rijkswaterstaat, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu. With a major
focus on residential rooftop solar, which accounted for over 60 percent of the
total installations last year according to the Centraal Bureau voor de
Statistiek (CBS), Enphase technology is ideally suited for the Dutch market.
After several changes to solar incentive schemes during the last two years,
the Dutch PV market has now entered a subsidy-free era. This is paving the way
for new exploitation models, including self-consumption, where optimal solar
system production becomes even more important when choosing system
technologies.

“The Dutch are one of the most receptive populations in Europe regarding
renewables, and the desire for energy independance is becoming the main driver
for solar adoption in The Netherlands,” said Maxime Boiron, marketing director
for Enphase Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The Enphase Empowering You
campaign is a testimonial for what is likely to happen in other European
countries once feed-in-tariffs are gone. It is amazing to see Dutch people
leading this energy revolution.”

The Empowering You campaign can be found on the Dutch Enphase website and
Enphase social media as well as on the most popular online and offline Dutch
publications starting from March 12, 2014. Campaign content will involve Dutch
solar advocates as well as Enphase partners and customers.

To learn more, visit: http://enphase.com/nl.

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
Anna Valeria Porta, +39-333-4862364
EMEA PR Manager
avporta@enphaseenergy.com
 
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