The Enphase system in the IBC SOLAR test_part II

Fast, simple and uncomplicated. All this applies to the Enphase system. In our first article “The Enphase System in the IBC SOLAR Test_Part I“, we told you all about the basics and the components installed in our Enphase test system. Because we wanted to find out what makes the system so special and how the setup, commissioning and operation of an Enphase PV system with the new Encharge storage system works. For this purpose, an IBC SOLAR colleague’s string system was converted to an Enphase system in a test setup, including the new Encharge storage. Now, in the second part of the blog series, we tell you about our experiences with the Enphase system with a view to installation and commissioning, followed by our conclusion. (more…)

The Enphase System in the IBC SOLAR Test_Part I

“This is really easy!” – was the conclusion of an IBC SOLAR colleague when setting up our small Enphase laboratory test system. Yes, the Enphase storage systems can do a lot. However, the simplicity of the system was one of the main reasons for IBC SOLAR to add it to the portfolio at the end of April. But what actually makes the system so special and how is the setup, commissioning and operation of an Enphase PV system with the new Encharge storage system? That’s exactly what we want to look at in this two-part blog series. To start with: For the test setup, we converted one of our colleague’s string systems to an Enphase system including the new Encharge storage. But first, let’s get to the basics and the individual components: (more…)

Supplier portrait: PV expertise from Switzerland – Meyer Burger

Innovation, experience, tradition and courage – Meyer Burger stands for all of these. With almost 70 years of company history and 40 years of experience in photovoltaics, the Swiss PV expert is one of the industry’s original faces and has set significant technology standards throughout its history. Recently, Meyer Burger also became a partner of IBC SOLAR. This is an opportunity for us to take a closer look at the company and its latest goals. (more…)

Supplier portrait: Enphase – Microinverters for the small difference on the roof

Unlike classic PV systems, in a microinverter system each solar module gets its own inverter. And it is installed directly on the roof under the module. On the one hand, this creates space in the house connection room, and on the other hand, shading on the roof is compensated for in the best possible way. A great technology for the homeowner. Our new partner Enphase is one of the leading suppliers of this microinverter technology. The company is one of the few to produce fully integrated solar energy and storage solutions and has already shipped more than 34 million microinverters. Reason enough for us to take a look at the success story of the American manufacturer. (more…)

Supplier portrait: Jinko: Quality as an advantage

Quality is the key when it comes to the installation of a photovoltaic systems. Especially in the area of modules, it is essential as, after all, the PV system on the roof should have the longest possible lifespan. In addition to quality, another aspect plays an important role when it comes to solar modules: efficiency. One of our partners who places the highest value on fulfilling both areas is Jinko Solar. (more…)