Enphase Energy Inc.’s Enphase IQ8 Microinverter system has been licensed to UL 1741, third version together with the Supplement SB. This certification meets the brand new North American security and grid interconnection requirements for connecting solar inverters, energy storage methods and distributed energy sources (DER) to the grid in compliance with IEEE 1547-2018 and IEEE 1547-1 2020.
This new UL normal is utilized by testing companies to reveal a product’s compliance with the IEEE requirements. Enphase was actively concerned within the growth of the UL and IEEE requirements and took part as a member of the committees that created the principles. The new requirements introduce necessities for a number of superior interconnection capabilities that may permit the grid to accommodate a lot larger ranges of renewable DERs. One important new functionality, referred to as “interoperability,” standardizes the way in which during which utilities can talk with and management DERs like solar and battery methods. Interoperability gives a vital mechanism for DERs to be up to date effectively and cheaply to raised accommodate ever-evolving circumstances on the grid.
“Enphase is pleased that our industry-leading IQ8 Microinverter system is the first product in North America to receive this critical certification from UL,” says Raghu Belur, co-founder and chief product officer at Enphase Energy. “Our close partnership with UL has allowed us to quickly reach compliance with all applicable North America safety standards. We selected UL as our global certification partner and our close working relationship with them has been invaluable in this effort. We look forward to further collaboration with UL to expand our innovative product offerings and help transform the grid.”
Enphase’s IQ8 Microinverters, paired with the IQ Combiner 4/4C and IQ Gateway, create a whole residential DER system licensed by UL. Many states all through the U.S. will quickly require merchandise to be compliant with these requirements.
“We are at the start of a new era in which distributed energy resources, such as solar PV and battery systems, will become a foundational element of the way we think about electricity for our homes, buildings, and tools for utility use,” states Jeff Smidt, senior vice chairman of business testing, inspection and certification at UL. “With the Enphase IQ8 Microinverter as the first ever distributed energy resources product certified by UL to UL 1741, 3rd edition with the SB Supplement, Enphase has taken a significant step in helping advance the safety and security of reliable, clean, and smart energy available in the home or on the grid.”