Enphase S-Series Microinverters receive A/NZ grid standard certification
Enphase Energy’s smart grid ready S-Series Microinverters and AC Battery have been certified as AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 grid connection standard compliant.
The Enphase S-Series Microinverter and Enphase AC Battery are fully compliant to AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 when installed with the new Envoy-S Metered +DRM Communication Gateway, which is available through authorised distributors.
These products have also been listed as approved equipment by the Clean Energy Council in Australia. Enphase is the only microinverter manufacturer that has achieved this certification to date.
AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 replaces AS/NZS 4777.2:2005 and AS/NZS 4777.3:2005, which expires on October 9, 2016. The new standard provides a framework for advanced grid functions and demand response features that enable intelligent distributed energy resources such as the Enphase S-Series Microinverter and AC Battery to contribute to the smooth functioning of the electrical grid and allow greater adoption of renewable resources.
The new standard will be required throughout Australia on October 9 and will be required in New Zealand once regulations are updated to cite the new standard. After October 9, authorities may require new installations or upgrades to existing grid-connected PV and battery storage installations to use inverters certified to meet the new standard.
“This certification is the result of a long-term collaborative effort from our technical teams who have worked tirelessly to ensure our systems meet these new requirements ahead of the deadline,” said Enphase Asia-Pacific managing director Nathan Dunn.
“This concerted effort underscores our ongoing investment in the Australian and New Zealand markets, in which we continue to see tremendous future growth opportunities for innovative products like the Enphase Home Energy Solution.”
Installers can find further information and training events at https://enphase.com/en-au/events.