Microinverter-based solar and battery systems supplier Enphase Energy announced a significant increase in the applications of its IQ7+ and IQ7AM microinverters in Brazil's residential solar energy market.
Enphase's IQ7+ and IQ7AM microinverters are designed to bring excellent reliability and economies of scale to solar systems. With unique software-defined architecture and semiconductor integration, these microinverters have also proven their robustness after undergoing more than one million hours of power-on testing under a range of environmental conditions such as high humidity, salty air, extreme cold, and other harsh climates.
As with other Enphase microinverters, IQ7+ and IQ7AM are outfitted with Enphase's proprietary IQ Gateway, through which customers can access per-panel data on their Enphase App and track energy generation and consumption with ease, gaining valuable insights to support ongoing operations and maintenance of their systems.
According to the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar), Brazil is expected to add more than 10 GW of solar capacity in 2023, representing a 52% increase compared to its current capacity. This remarkable growth is being driven especially by distributed solar systems, including those for residential and commercial applications.
"Brazilian homeowners are increasingly looking to save on electricity costs and minimize their environmental footprint," said Murilo Vidigal, project director at Mavo Engenharia, a Brazilian installer of Enphase products.
"Our customer base is growing as more people discover how affordable and easy it is to power their homes with clean energy," said Bruno dos Santos, Founder of EnergizaSun, another installer of Enphase products. "The Enphase solar system, powered by its leading microinverter-based technology, provides a safe, reliable, and highly efficient clean energy experience to meet a variety of needs."
Since entering the Brazilian market in 2021, Enphase Energy has partnered with more than 50 local installers.
The company provides a 20-year warranty for its microinverter products in Brazil.