New installation support tool bolsters Enphases commercial solar offering
PETALUMA, Calif.--Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), and Folsom Labs announced the availability of Folsom Labs advanced HelioScope solar photovoltaic (PV) system design software for commercial Enphase installations. Folsom Labs has incorporated Enphase Microinverter Systems—including the new C250 microinverter for medium- and large-scale commercial installations—into HelioScope to streamline the sales and engineering workflow for commercial PV system designers.
"Companies such as Folsom Labs are driving innovation in the solar value chain to directly accelerate the adoption of solar power generation," said Stefan Zschiegner, vice president of product management at Enphase Energy. "As a cloud-based platform, Folsom Labs project collaboration technology allows EPCs to share designs with Enphase and project finance partners to fast-track project development."
HelioScope helps simplify PV system design and reduce the upfront soft costs of deploying solar. The integration of the Folsom Labs software with Enphase systems will permit installers to quickly assess the viability of each potential commercial project in an efficient and accurate manner.
"HelioScope breaks the traditional engineering trade-off between speed and quality to help growing solar installer companies do more with less," said Paul Gibbs, CEO of Folsom Labs. "These are the same qualities that have put Enphase microinverters in high demand - which is why the combination of the two products has been one of our most commonly requested features."
HelioScope not only speeds up the design process, it also incorporates high-quality production estimates that capture the additional 3-15% power produced by Enphases distributed energy conversion architecture. Complex layouts can be assembled rapidly, and the calculation of energy production can be adjusted on the fly as the system is designed.
"As a designer, builder, owner and operator of PV systems, Nexamp is constantly striving to enhance our system design capabilities and familiarity with best-in-class technologies," said Chris Perron, vice president of operations at Nexamp. "HelioScope helps to streamline the process, and its integration with leading equipment suppliers like Enphase is another example of the value that the software provides to our growing design team."
Enphase continues to welcome partners such as Folsom Labs who advance modernization in the solar value supply chain and reduce soft costs. For a limited time, Enphase installers are eligible to receive a discount on their Folsom Labs HelioScope subscriptions. For more information on this promotion, visit http://info.enphase.com/FolsomLabs.html
About Folsom Labs
Folsom Labs develops HelioScope, software for the solar industry that dramatically simplifies process of selling, designing and deploying PV arrays. HelioScope is an easy-to-use, cloud-based tool that enables sales and engineering teams to quickly design, evaluate, and optimize potential systems. Our platform has been adopted by hundreds of U.S. and international developers and EPCs. For more information, visit www.folsomlabs.com.
About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy delivers energy management 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. Its semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a system-based high-technology approach to solar energy generation, storage, control and management. For more information, visit www.enphase.com.