Monday, November 19, 2012

Enphase Energy Helps Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Go Solar


PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enphase Energy (Nasdaq: ENPH) and One Sun, Inc. of Graton, CA announced today that construction has begun on a 400kW commercial solar installation at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA. The system will include 1,656 Enphase microinverters and is expected to generate 90 percent of the Center’s power needs. The canopy-mounted photovoltaic system will be installed on four rows of carport structures and is expected to save the Center more than $100,000 per year on energy costs.

“Enphase is excited that a leading commercial solar provider has chosen our microinverter system to power a site that is so visible and vital to the arts and environmental community in the Bay Area,” said Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy. “Commercial solar providers across North America are adopting the Enphase Microinverter System for projects of all shapes and sizes with its unique modular approach to system design and installation.

“Beyond the benefits of an all AC system and high performance of Enphase microinverters, we discovered the additional value of Enlighten monitoring software as an important component of the system,” said Warren Brown, President of One Sun, Inc. “From our desktop we’re able to track energy output and efficiency during the lifetime of the system at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and provide our customer unprecedented service uptime.”

Now in its 31st season of presenting world-class performances and events in Sonoma County, the Center’s solar system is expected to produce 567,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and reduce its annual carbon footprint by 333 tons per year. Ongoing monitoring and reporting of the energy output is provided by Enphase Enlighten monitoring software, which is included in the microinverter installation cost.

The Enphase Microinverter System combines Enphase M215 Microinverters, the Envoy Communications Gateway and Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis software to deliver solar systems with increased design flexibility, simplified installation and remote system management. To learn more visit www.enphase.com/commercial.

About Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

A community-owned 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary sculpture, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 100 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 30,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain.

About One Sun, Inc.

One Sun, Inc. specializes in the development, design and installation of commercial, agricultural and public works grid-tied solar electric and thermal systems. We are Electrical/General Contractors: Our reliable capability is based on our solar electrical technology expertise coupled with an extensive understanding of the structural requirements involved in large-scale solar systems. We are committed to helping businesses and public entities integrate solar electricity into their everyday operations and by doing so increase their profitability. www.onesuninc.com

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

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