EnviroGroup Installs Australia's Largest Grid-Connected Enphase Microinverter Project In Conjunction With Yingli Solar
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Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), today announced that EnviroGroup, a specialist provider of renewable energy products and systems for commercial applications, government clients and residential home owners, has successfully installed Australia’s largest grid-connected solar power system with Enphase microinverters, in conjunction with Yingli Green Energy, known as “Yingli Solar”, at the Glenlyn Aged Care Facility in Glenroy, Victoria.
This 100kW installation is expected to generate over 392kWh of solar energy daily – which is approximately 50 percent of Glenlyn’s electricity requirements – to power the center’s operational and cooling facilities, particularly in periods of peak daytime demand.
EnviroGroup has installed 399 Yingli Solar high efficiency multicrystalline panels with Enphase microinverters attached to each individual panel. The microinverters communicate over existing power lines with the Envoy Communications Gateway, which reports production data to the Enphase Enlighten software platform. Enlighten closely monitors the performance of the entire solar system to ensure it is operating at maximum efficiency. This is an added measure designed to protect the facility’s investment in solar PV.
This installation was designed and configured by EnviroGroup in close consultation with Enphase to meet the highly regulated requirements imposed on aged care facilities. By pairing Enphase microinverters with Yingli Solar PV panels, EnviroGroup expects Glenlyn to achieve annual energy production of 124.5MWh and to reduce its annual carbon emissions by 163 tons a year.
Cameron Munro, CEO of EnviroGroup, said, “Glenlyn Aged Care Facility approached us with very specific requirements as they needed a solar system that could fit within the design of their rooftop, which has limited internal space to locate solar inverters. Having residents in care, we had to complete the installation of the project within a very tight timeframe and without any interruptions to their power supply.
“EnviroGroup was confident in recommending Yingli Solar and Enphase as these companies have a proven track record in providing quality products and maximizing yield efficiency. I am confident this solution will offer Glenlyn a significant return on investment right from the start,” Mr. Munro added.
Nicole Sandhaus, manager of the Glenlyn Aged Care, said, “With increasing electricity bills, solar power is a sensible alternative as it will help us to manage our operating costs and reduce Glenlyn’s impact on the environment. EnviroGroup took the time to understand our needs and delivered a solution that we believe will meet or exceed our expectations.”
Daman Cole, commercial director for Yingli Green Energy in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, said, “With Yingli Solar’s wealth of experience as the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, our panels are renowned for quality and high energy yields, resulting in lower long-term costs. We are delighted to be working with EnviroGroup and Enphase to rollout our first aged care facility project in Australia.”
Bill Rossi, CMO of Enphase Energy, said, “As the largest array using Enphase technology in Australia, this installation demonstrates the value our system brings to commercial solar projects in diverse regions across the globe. Our intelligent monitoring and analysis software offers assurance to EnviroGroup and the Glenlyn facility that the system is performing optimally from any web-enabled device, anywhere in the world.”
The Glenlyn Aged Care Facility project was developed by EnviroGroup’s in-house engineering team who were responsible for completing the system design, electrical design, grid connection and phase balancing.
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
EnviroGroup is a specialist provider of renewable energy products and systems for commercial applications, government clients and residential home owners. Founded in 2004, EnviroGroup is a leading authority in sustainable technology, with a team of expert engineers and installers delivering projects Australia wide. In addition, its retail division EnviroShop offers a large range of equipment, services and sustainability products to a growing client base. When you engage with EnviroGroup you are accessing a skill set that is unrivalled in the energy industry. Our ability to research, plan and implement large scale renewable energy solutions allows our clients to achieve a significant competitive advantage. Visit our website http://www.enviroshop.com.au/ or contact us directly on 1300 430 430.
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE), known as “Yingli Solar,” is the world's largest photovoltaic module manufacturer in terms of production capacity and shipments. With 2,450 MW of vertically-integrated annual production capacity, Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and module assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 7,000 MW PV modules to customers worldwide. For more information please visit http://www.yinglisolar.com/us/ and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
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