The future is here with IQ7+ and we're installing 152kW of them for Whittlesea Council!
Why is this exciting and why you should know about it?
A big barrier with solar power is shade and how it affects the system. A typical solar power system has panels installed on a roof which are then wired to an inverter on a wall at ground level, usually near your switchboard. These solar panels are all interconnected, so if you have shading issues on one panel, it affects multiple.
UNLESS you use microinverters. These inverters sit underneath each individual solar panel instead of being wired down to a string inverter elsewhere. Meaning each panel is performing on its own and at a higher energy efficiency. So when shade hits a panel, it only affects the performance of that one panel - creating a far more efficient system. This also allows for individual monitoring of the solar panels, making it easier to identify faults.
The Leeson Group team are out installing 152kW across 3 council buildings including a 51 kW system with 152 panels at Growling Frog Golf Club this week with Enphase microinverters, so if you're going down for a hit of golf - be sure to look out for us! For more information on Enphase, visit their website: https://enphase.com/en-au/products-and-services/microinverters