FEMA recommends microinverters in rooftop solar advisory
In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, FEMA has released a new report to help homeowners and solar professionals protect their solar systems from high velocity winds. The official report, titled Rooftop Solar Panel Attachment: Design, Installation, and Maintenance, provides recommendations on what to do if you’re considering installing a solar system in a hurricane-prone area, as well as steps that current system owners can take to prepare before a hurricane makes landfall.
Thanks to solar photovoltaic systems, residential homes have been converted from power consumers to power generating households for years. Many solar powered houses now produce more energy than what they need and feed the excess back into the electricity grid. Now street lights will play a similar role.
Enphase Energy storage installations reach over 12,500 homes
Enphase has shipped over 27 MWh of energy storage systems since the introduction of the Enphase AC Battery™. Over 12,500 homes have been commissioned with Enphase energy storage systems worldwide, and nearly 40% of these homes have non-Enphase solar systems, reflecting the power and flexibility of the AC-coupled architecture.
Installers have told us that it takes their crews 30% less time to install an Enphase IQ Microinverter System over other types of systems – and it’s even faster than earlier generations of Enphase systems.