Module maker JinkoSolar has introduced Eagle AC, the company’s new integrated product featuring its monocrystalline PERC PV module and the IQ6 micro-inverter from Enphase Energy Inc.
By integrating the Enphase IQ6 micro-inverter onto the backsheet of its PV module, JinkoSolar says it presents residential installers with a valuable proposition. The Eagle AC simplifies logistics, as installers no longer need to stock, transport, carry and install separate micro-inverters onto the roof, thus significantly reduceing installation time. Once installed on the roof, the installer simply pulls the micro-inverter into its elevated installed position, which creates a 15 millimeter air gap and ensures sufficient air-flow and cooling. Customers can also monitor the Eagle AC’s performance through Enphase’s Enlighten app.
“We are excited to work with Enphase on the Eagle AC, as Enphase’s micro-inverters already have broad appeal in the market,” says Nigel Cockroft, general manager of JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “The Eagle AC is the logical next step in the evolution of residential solar, and we are pleased to offer it to our customers.”
“JinkoSolar’s scale, financial strength, and manufacturing expertise make it an excellent partner to build an Enphase Energized AC module,” says Badri Kothandaraman, Enphase’s newly appointed president and CEO. (Notably, Enphase also recently launched an AC module in partnership with LG Electronics.)