Enphase leading the charge

The future of energy is right around the corner with Enphase leading the charge. Soon to be introducing the new Enphase Energy Ensemble technology –

A solar technology that remains always on. Which means your home is powered even when the grid is down or the sun isn’t shining. Your home continues to receive uninterrupted power and your life remains uninterrupted through natural disasters and utility shutdowns.

Traditional ‘grid-tied’ solar provides lower electricity bills and clean energy to households and businesses everywhere. These systems keep producing energy as long as electric utility lines send power, they work hand-in-hand. So, these traditional home solar systems stop producing energy when the utility grid suffers an outage; even if the system has batteries. – A natural disaster knocks out power and you remain in the dark.

Ensemble Solar is built on the Enphase Home Energy System with IQ™ and gives solar homeowners the additional benefit of keeping the home microgrid amped up during the day if a storm or some other issue interrupts the outage of public power grid.

The Ensemble Solar gives you the power of a connection to electric utility lines, while Enphase Ensemble works with the Enpower Switch and the Enphase Microinverter System with IQ to provide the power while the sun shines.

Ensemble Energy takes Ensemble Solar a step further, adding Encharge batteries to keep the power on during an outage, even when the sun isn’t shining. This keeps the home microgrid amped up 24×7. With Ensemble Energy the power is always on when the sun isn’t shining at night or during an outage.



Enphase plans to introduce Ensemble™ technology by 2020. With Ensemble, homes become entirely grid-agnostic, able to draw power from their system withoutneeding constant access to the utility grid — making sure a household is never left in the dark, even during a blackout.



How it works….

The Encharge AC battery is created with Lithium Ferrous Phosphate cells. A battery that is safe modular and easy to install. Available in 3.3 kWh and 10 kWh configurations.

Ensemble technology for battery backup configurations is fully compatible with IQ 7™ and IQ 6™ series microinverters, making retrofit upgrades as simple as new installations.

The Enpower Smart Switch works with your entire system to automatically and seamlessly ensure the most efficient source of power. You can use it to integrate with the Enphase Encharge battery, the IQ microinverters, external generators, or the grid itself.

The Ensemble Technology keeps your system always on, the IQ Combiner keeps you always connected. This IoT device allows for communication with your installer and Enphase to ensure servicing and, enabling software updates as they are made available

Underneath the solar panels and inside the batteries you will find Enphase IQ series of microinverters.


Finally, the Enlighten App gives you the control in the palm of your hand and from your Mac or PC so you can keep an eye on your production or consumption.


This five minute animated video walks through the features, benefits, and sub-components that make up the Ensemble Technology.

Bernie, Director says

“It’s such a privilege to work alongside these premier solar brands and with Solar Partners NZ being the only authorised distributor of Enphase products it means New Zealander’s get to benefit from the huge research and innovation that Enphase are doing. Interestingly Enphase microinverters were designed in New Zealand by Kiwis.”

Ensemble Off-Grid fundamentally enables every single person on earth to experience electricity without a power grid. The many hundreds of millions of people who live in underserved regions, without access to the grid, can use Ensemble Off-Grid to harness the power of the sun. The lack of access to electricity now no longer has to stifle economic and social development, since people can now capitalize on the power of solar with Ensemble Off-Grid.

Ensemble Self-Reliance is power for life lived far beyond reach of power lines and cell towers. Ensemble Self-Reliance is the easiest way to go truly off-grid with solar and storage. Enphase Ensemble; provides the energy during daylight hours, and Encharge Batteries will keep the lights on at night too.

Without expensive converters, complicated wiring, or specialty appliances. Specialty DC-power home appliances are also a thing of the past since off-grid energy with Ensemble Self-Reliance produces the same AC-power used in traditional grid-connected homes.

For more information on Enphase Ensemble

Enphase says: Ensemble technology is our solution for the future of energy. We see smart homes equipped to respond to your presence, to your preferences, to your ideals. We see technology allowing entire communities to grow together in strength and prosperity. We see a solar system designed to combine energy production, storage, and management in a way that maximizes efficiency and minimizes cost. And we see Ensemble technology connecting it all to ensure everyone has access to the power they need — whether they’re on the grid or on a remote island.

New Zealand plays a critical role …

Christchurch is quietly becoming a global mecca in high technology thanks to world-renowned power electronics program at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch is home to a particularly high concentration of engineers who are perfectly skilled for high technology companies such as Enphase. Enphase New Zealand has played a critical role in the development of the generation of microinverters.

Ensemble – Power that is always ON

Solar Partners NZ