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Everything You Need to Know About The Enphase IQ Battery

The response to the new Enphase IQ Battery since it was first launched has been incredible! We knew that an interest in battery storage was going to explode, but we have seen an even greater demand than what we expected.
Tom Sedgwick
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Solar and storage are a perfect pair. Storage addresses a fundamental problem of solar energy for many households: while solar production peaks during the day, energy consumption is often the highest during the morning and evening. With the Enphase Energy Management System, you can save the energy you produce when you need it most.

The Enphase IQ Battery Changes the Way A House Uses Energy

Rarely do we see such a dramatic advancement in technology in the course of a few years, but this new generation of residential solar batteries is set to disrupt the current status quo and allow homeowners to take control of their electricity consumption.

The Enphase IQ Battery is an integrated energy storage solution that delivers high performance and superior reliability with the safest battery technology available. Its modular architecture can be cost-effectively tailored to fulfil a household’s energy needs now and in the future if their needs change.

Advantages of an AC Coupled System:

  • Expandable – you will be able to add solar panels to your existing system

  • More efficient overall energy system

  • It is much safer as there isn’t the need for high voltage DC

  • The most intelligent energy management system on the market, with remote firmware updates allowing for key updates as technology progresses

  • Crowdsourced development: the developer’s API makes it possible for third parties to integrate solutions and products into the Enphase Management System. This will allow homeowners to automatically link appliances to the Enphase system, for example, to send excess solar power into underfloor heating, hot water, air conditioners etc. This is something customers have been asking about for many years, so it is incredibly exciting to now have a quality solution from a leading manufacturer.

  • Flexible – adding storage is simple thanks to the plug-and-play nature of the batteries

Enphase IQ Battery Cycles

A key feature of the Enphase IQ Battery is that it is warranted for 10 years based on 2 cycles a day.

This allows system owners to use excess solar power stored in the batteries in the evening and then recharge the batteries overnight using lower off-peak tariffs or possibly by using a micro-grid. This allows the batteries to be used in the morning when there is a typical spike in usage as households wake up and get ready for the day.

By having two cycles a day, an Enphase system typically needs half of the storage when compared to other battery solutions, which is obviously a huge advantage in terms of the initial investment required.

Enphase IQ Battery Safety

The Enphase IQ Battery uses the safest battery technology available. This allows us to install the batteries in a garage, basement, or roof cavity. The Enphase battery has been tested to be significantly safer than other standard batteries on the market today.

As you can see the Enphase AC Battery combines safety, quality, durability, and reliability with the most intelligent energy management features ever seen in a residential solar power system.

Battery Storage Guide:

The Enphase AC Battery represents a significant leap forward in solar storage technology. While it's an excellent option, it's essential to understand how different battery systems compare in terms of features, performance, and cost.

Our in-depth guide to solar batteries provides a neutral and comprehensive comparison of various battery technologies. This knowledge will empower you to make the best long-term decision for your home energy needs, whether you choose the Enphase system or explore other options.

Request for a solar or home battery storage quote today to see how much you can save!


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