Enphase Energy Supports Team USC in 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Students of sustainable design and building to install the Enphase Microinverter System on solar-powered fluxHome

PETALUMA, Calif.--Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) announced today its support of Team USC in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a biennial competition powered exclusively by the sun. Team USC has received a donation of the Enphase Microinverter System to compete in the design and construction of a solar-powered house that brings sustainable living to the public.


The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The competition will take place at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. from October 3-13, 2013.

"Enphase is proud to contribute our products to the next generation of sustainable engineers, architects and professionals," said Bill Rossi, Chief Marketing Officer of Enphase Energy. "Powered by our innovative technology, Team USC aims to build a solar house that produces as much energy or more than it consumes."

"We are thrilled to install Enphase microinverters on our 1,000 square foot house and to learn more about how microinverters can offer more efficiency, safety and trouble-shooting capabilities to homeowners and design engineers," said Christine Tanguay, a student at USC's School of Architecture and project manager of Team USC.

Team USC is among four teams from California, the top residential solar market in North America. The team is a collaboration led by the School of Architecture (SOA), consisting of students, faculty, and researchers from SOA, the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the School of Cinematic Arts, the Rossier School of Education and the Marshall School of Business.

For more information visit http://solardecathlon.usc.edu/.

The Enphase Microinverter System offers a new approach to the installation, operation and maintenance of solar energy systems. Enphase Microinverters, the Envoy Communications Gateway and Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis software work together to deliver increased energy harvest and unparalleled solar system intelligence. To date, Enphase has shipped over 3.3 million microinverters and is selling into eleven countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Our semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.enphase.com

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