|By Business Wire||
|June 9, 2014 03:30 PM EDT||
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), announced today that New Zealand’s largest microinverter installation, using Enphase® Microinverters, has been successfully installed at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. What Power Crisis, a provider of renewable energy services and solutions for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, utilized Enphase microinverter technology in this 50kW rooftop system.
What Power Crisis selected Enphase technology for its ability to meet the installation guidelines set by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. The guidelines prohibit DC wiring to run down the inside of the building. Enphase systems are all-AC cabling, which easily comply with the building code guidelines. Enphase technology also allowed the Museum to maximize its rooftop space and increase its planned system size from 42kW to 50kW.
“Our original design plans involved string inverters, but Enphase Microinverters allowed us to increase the system size significantly to provide the Auckland War Museum with greater energy production,” said David Keppel, managing director for What Power Crisis. “Enphase technology benefits both our business and our customers because it offers more design flexibility than any other inverter.”
“The Auckland War Museum is a high-profile installation that will help raise solar energy awareness in the region,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director, Asia-Pacific, Enphase Energy. “We are thrilled to have customers and partners in New Zealand who help demonstrate the benefits of smart solar power.”
With the Enphase-based solar system, the Auckland War Museum expects to reduce its electricity expenses and its carbon emissions footprint while generating enough clean energy to power the building’s extensive electricity demands by producing an estimated 66,000 kWh per year.
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