Sentinel Solar installs Enphase microinverters to power Ontario's largest rooftop solar system under the FIT program
PETALUMA, Calif. – August 12, 2013 – Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), today announced a 2.3MW (2MW AC) solar project at Vine Fresh Produce, Ltd., in Ontario, Canada, utilizing the Enphase System. The three-phase commercial system is the largest rooftop solar PV array as part of the province's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program. Sentinel Solar of Vaughan, ON, managed the installation of over 9,000 Enphase® M215 Microinverters (made in Ontario) and Jinko solar modules mounted to Vine Fresh Produce's existing greenhouse building.
"From a small 2kW micro-FIT system to Ontario's largest commercial array on the FIT program, Enphase has proven to be the ideal solution for our customers in Canada," said Jeff Loebbaka, SVP of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations. "We are proud to work with Sentinel Solar, our oldest partner in Canada, to help make solar history for Ontario and for Enphase. This milestone project is Enphase's largest announced to date."
The solar array at Vine Fresh Produce replaces part of the roof structure of the large greenhouse facility, leaving the underside of each solar module exposed underneath. This gives Sentinel and its customer easy access to each module and microinverter without having to navigate on top of a roof, allowing for simplified maintenance of the system. The simplicity of Enphase microinverters combined with the safety of an all-AC system allows the owner of Vine Fresh Produce to participate in the installation and maintenance of his own solar investment.
"We have been fortunate to represent Enphase from the start in the Canadian market," said Adam Webb, president of Sentinel Solar. "By designing the system around Enphase we were able to complete the project on time and on budget. This installation is the result of a year's hard work by our team and partners and is one of many Sentinel-designed commercial installations."
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 software platform work together to deliver increased energy harvest and unparalleled solar system intelligence. To date, Enphase has shipped over 3.7 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