|[February 20, 2013]
Enphase Energy Celebrates 902kW Solar Project at Strain Ranches
ARBUCKLE, Calif. & PETALUMA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) today announced the successful
commissioning of a 902kW solar project using the Enphase
Microinverter System at Strain Ranches in Arbuckle, Calif. The new
solar system will power the commercial rice drying and storage of more
than 50,000 tons of medium Calrose rice during its annual two-month
harvest. North State Solar Energy of Forest Ranch, Calif. managed the
installation of 3,760 Enphase microinverters and SolarWorld modules.
Enphase Microinverter System powers 902kW project installed by North State Solar Energy (Photo: Business Wire)
According to the California Rice Commission, California is the nation's
second largest rice producing state and contributes over $1.8 billion
and 25,000 jobs to the state's economy.
"We are ecstatic that our microinverters will power an agriculture site
that contributes significantly to California's economy," said Bill
Rossi, Chief Marketing Officer of Enphase Energy at a commissioning
ceremony at Strain Ranches. "Solar integrators such as North State Solar
Energy who recognize the efficiency and ease of use of microinverters
can lead the wider adoption of solar as the leading renewable energy
"Solar made sense for our rice drying and storage business because we
wanted to reduce the inflation of our power bills and be able to charge
a lower fixed rate to our customers," said Dane Nissen, warehouse
manager of Strain Ranches and fourth generation California rice famer.
"With Enlighten monitoring software, our team at North State Solar
Energy can accurately report daily, weekly or annual energy generation
of the entire system," said Mike Houar, president of North State Solar
The system has been generating energy since early January. According to
Enlighten, the system has already generated 126MWh, which is 134% of
estimated energy produced based on National Renewable Energy
Laboratory's PVWatts™ calculator.
Microinverter System offers a new approach to the installation,
operation and maintenance of solar energy systems. Enphase
Microinverters, the Envoy
Communications Gateway and Enlighten
web-based monitoring and analysis software work together to deliver
increased energy harvest and unparalleled solar system intelligence. To
date, Enphase has shipped over 2.6 million microinverters and is selling
into nine countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
About North State Solar Energy
North State Solar Energy is a Northern California based general
contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for
residential, commercial and agriculture projects. Owned and operated by
Michael Houar, a licensed contractor for over 25 years, the North State
Solar Energy team has been involved with the design and installation of
over 200 solar projects. With a business model focused on delivering
long-term quality and value, North State Solar Energy recommends US made
solar and accessory components with high performance and unmatched
warranties. North State Solar Energy also has a commitment to providing
an unparalleled level of customer service. Visit www.northstatesolarenergy.com
for more information.
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.
Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names
are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.
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