Enphase Energy Inc. says battery storage systems based on its Ensemble energy management technology are now available for pre-order.
Installers can place pre-orders for Enphase Encharge 3 or Encharge 10 storage systems, which offer usable and scalable capacity of 3.4 kWh and 10.1 kWh, respectively. The storage systems feature Enphase embedded grid-forming microinverters that enable the Always-On functionality.
These systems are compatible with both new and existing Enphase IQ solar systems with IQ 6 or IQ 7 microinverters and provide a simple upgrade path for Enphase’s existing customers.
“The latest power shut-downs in California have disrupted millions of people’s lives, and it is clear that Ensemble is the technology whose time has come,” says Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO of Enphase Energy. “Our solutions provide both peace of mind and choice to the homeowner with a reliable, safe and flexible system. With the modularity of our Encharge storage systems, homeowners can start with the most optimal size and add capacity as their needs change over time.”
Pre-orders for Encharge storage systems are available to installers in North America through the company’s distribution partners.
Encharge systems are expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2020.