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Enphase microinverters

Enphase Microinverters

Cutting-edge Enphase microinverters


Revered as the “smartest microinverter yet,” Enphase microinverters are transforming the solar industry. Enphase IQ Microinverters are able to enhance energy production and solar panel reliability. Backed by an industry-leading 25-year warranty, Enphase IQ Microinverters are so durable, they’re recommended by FEMA.

While all home solar inverters convert direct current (DC) electricity into usable, alternating current (AC) electricity, Enphase microinverters do it on a module-level. This means they convert the electricity generated by each individual solar panel into AC. So, even if one solar module fails, the rest of the system continues to perform. With their dynamic design and advanced features, Enphase microinverters are poised to play a major role in the growth and success of home solar energy.

Enphase IQ8 Microinverter

Small, lightweight and reliable, the Enphase IQ8 Microinverter is another intelligent addition to the Enphase arsenal. It sets the standard for solar innovation with efficiency and reliability. Check out these innovative features that help the Enphase IQ8 stand out:

Enphase IQ8 Microinverters

Sunlight Backup

Get daytime protection from grid outages. Keep your necessities running for a short period of time during a blackout, even without a battery backup.

Burst Mode™

This advanced technology allows solar panels to maximize their energy capture during overcast conditions.

Enphase microinverters powering solar panels in the shade demonstration

What Do Enphase Microinverters Do?

Enphase microinverters are used to convert DC power from the sun into usable AC power for a home. They are installed beneath each solar module on a solar panel system and make it possible for each module to generate electricity independently.

Enphase Processing Chip

Chip technology

With 55 nanometer technology, this tiny chip brings a rapid response to changing loads and energy management.


Enphase IQ microinverters are backed by the security of a 25-year limited warranty. They’re built to last as long as your solar panels.

How long do Enphase microinverters last?

Enphase microinverters are designed for reliability and longevity. While life expectancy may vary, they are backed by a limited warranty for up to 25 years.

MC4 connectors

Integration just got easier. These MC4 connectors allow for faster installation by connecting solar modules directly into microinverters without an adapter cable.

Scalability and integration

With technology this adaptable, it’s easy to anticipate your energy needs expanding. Seamlessly integrate solar panel batteries into your system. Then, track energy usage and performance at your fingertips with the efficient Enphase app.

Enphase Microinverter MC4 Connector

How reliable are Enphase microinverters?

Enphase microinverters are considered more reliable than traditional string inverters because they create a distributed electrical grid and generate electricity with each solar module. This allows each solar cell to act independently and continue to work if one of the solar cells is obstructed.


Enphase IQ8 Microinverters are safe because they perform with the same AC electricity that powers your home ― not harmful, high-voltage DC electricity.

Enphase Battery installed on a home exterior

Rapid Shutdown

During an emergency, Enphase microinverters will instantly turn off your solar panels to keep first responders safe.


Enphase IQ7 vs IQ8

In search of the most elite microinverter? The truth is, you can’t go wrong with Enphase technology. The Enphase IQ8 has the same state-of-the-art capabilities as the dependable Enphase IQ7 Microinverter, but it packs a little more punch.

During a power outage, Enphase IQ8 Microinverter has a feature called Sunlight Backup. This powers your home necessities without a battery backup for a limited amount of time.

Additionally, the IQ8 series offers more scalability to your system if you ever want to expand your system capacity. Enphase IQ8 Microinverters provide a higher maximum power than IQ7 microinverters. However, they can also match the power output of solar panels that are larger than 60 cells.

Check out more of the features below:

Module Pairings

IQ7 Model

AC Peak Power

IQ8 Model

AC Peak Power

235-350+ W


250 VA


245 VA

235-440+ W


295 VA


300 VA

320-460+ W


320 VA


330 VA

235-510+ W


366 VA


366 VA

235-530+ W


384 VA

For a more in-depth look at specifications, see the Enphase IQ8 Datasheet.

Microinverter vs String Inverter

With the Enphase microinverter, your solar panels form their own grid, allowing each solar panel to function independently. Each module has its own microinverter and is able to maintain operation even if one of the solar panels in a system is obstructed. On the other hand, a string inverter connects all the solar panels in a system together, so when one is affected, the others are impacted.

Micro inverter vs string inverter

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