Enphase Energy System

8 March 2022 Posted by Peter Almeida Solar Battery

The Best Reliable Backup Power For Your Home.

The Enphase Energy System is designed to work with grid-tied solar panel systems to give homeowners access to reliable backup power.

This system allows you to store your energy, use it anytime, at night, during peak hours, or even when there is a blackout, completely reducing your dependency on a utility company. It’s like having your own power bank.

Yet, what really makes the Enphase Energy System superior above the rest is its battery chemistry. By using Lithium Iron Phosphate rather than Nickel Manganese Cobalt, Enphase puts safety first where it matters most in your home. This makes this battery not only the safest batteries you can purchase, but a more efficient, reliable and even more affordable option.

Like Enphase’s rooftop microinverters, Enphase IQ batteries take advantage of the best distribution in your home for maximum reliability. Each battery includes multiple bi-directional IQ8 microinverters to switch power from DC to AC, and back, for safe and reliable operation. So even if one micro inverter fails, the battery system can keep the energy flowing and your lights on.

Enphase IQ batteries are a perfect size and perfect fit for any home; they come in four models to provide the most flexibility when designing your storage needs:

 

IQ Battery 3 and IQ Battery 3T

The Enphase IQ Battery 3 models are the smallest batteries; The 3T is slightly slimmer and weighs less than the IQ 3.

Enphase IQ Battery 3 and 3T are identical. Both can store 3.36 kWh of usable energy and deliver 1.28 kW of power. This means that one Enphase IQ Battery 3 can run your refrigerator, some lights, Wi-Fi, a computer, and a TV for about 7 hours during a power outage.

Enphase IQ battery is modular, so you can start small and grow your system over time. You can install more than one IQ Battery 3 and it can also be combined with Enphase IQ Battery 10 models.

IQ Battery 10 and IQ Battery 10T

The IQ Battery 10 and 10T models are the same in all respects except size and warranty. The 10T model is thinner and lighter than the IQ 10.

It consists of three base IQ Battery 3 storage units, has a total usable energy capacity of 10.08 kWh, and 12 embedded grid-forming microinverters with a 3.84 kW power rating. It provides backup capability and installers can quickly design the right system size to meet the needs of both new and retrofit solar customers.

Just like the IQ 3 batteries, the Enphase IQ battery 10 is modular, so you can start small and grow your system over time. You can install more than one IQ Battery to get the perfect battery size system. 

Both Enphase IQ batteries have a 10-year warranty.

Federal Tax Incentives

A great advantage of the Enphase IQ battery is that it qualifies for the 26% federal solar tax credit when it is paired with a solar panel system (whether you purchase your battery and have it installed with your solar system, or add it to an existing solar system). 

Enphase Mobile Application

Another great aspect of the IQ Battery System is the ability to monitor your system through the Enphase app, which means you’re just a tap away from tracking how much power you’ve stored, managing how much power is available for backups and much more. The Enphase app is available for smartphone and desktop use.

Core Energy Solar is an Enphase Silver Installer with extensive experience with Enphase products. Call us today and find out more about this storage technology and how it can help you.

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