The Traditional Approach

An inverter is a power converter that converts direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). In a solar module installation, the inverter performs two key functions: it performs the DC to AC conversion, and it optimizes the modules' Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). Traditional solar energy installations deploy a single centralized inverter to convert the DC output from multiple solar modules into AC power.

The Enphase Approach

The Enphase Micro-inverter system is a fully integrated device that converts the DC output of a single solar module into grid-compliant AC power. This integrated system maximizes energy harvest, increases system reliability, and simplifies design, installation and management.


  • Per-module Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) contributes to energy harvest gains of 5 – 25%.
  • With Enphase Micro-inverters, the modules are resilient to dust, debris, and shading.
  • Enphase Burst Mode technology provides greater production in low-light conditions.


  • No single point of failure.
  • The Micro-inverter provides continuous monitoring of the performance of each PV module.
  • Soft switching reduces component stress.


  • Quick and simple installation.
  • No central or string inverter to install or design.
  • The system provides 24/7 monitoring and management for each module.

The Enphase Micro-inverter system is the first commercially-available Micro-inverter system for residential and commercial solar PV applications.

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