Enphase has volume projections for 70,000 AC Battery units
Installers cite ease of installation, simplicity as reasons for strong demand
Enphase the only provider with an integrated offering that manages solar + storage together
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company, announced today that it is now shipping AC batteries to its customers in Australia and New Zealand.
Demand for Enphase AC batteries continues to exceed expectations, with the company having revised production plans up based on volume projections provided by distributors totalling 70,000 batteries in Australia and New Zealand over the next 12 months.
Enphase's authorised distributors and installer partners in Australia have also cited strong demand from homeowners.
"The demand from both installers and homeowners for the Enphase AC Battery in the lead up to its debut in Australia and New Zealand has exceeded our expectations," said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific. "Installers are telling us the Enphase Storage System offers the simplest installation on the market, and their customers are just as excited, with many paying for the system without even seeing it."
The modular size of each 1.2kWh Enphase AC Battery enables installers to right-size each installation to match a homeowner's unique energy needs, and gives them the flexibility to easily add more batteries in the future as energy usage changes over time. The Enphase AC Battery is a key component of the Enphase Home Energy Solution, the industry's first and only truly integrated offering that combines solar generation, energy control, and storage, and provides homeowners the unique ability to manage their solar and storage together in an integrated fashion. Homeowners can maximize the value of their solar photovoltaic (PV) system, taking advantage of self-consumption and time-of-use tariff management opportunities now, with an expandable platform for evolving uses for energy storage such as residential peak shaving and grid services.
Peter Thorne, co-founder and director at Solaray, said, "We worked with other brands of solar battery storage before the Enphase AC Battery arrived. Simply through word of mouth, we've seen the demand for Enphase products surge, and our installation team is booked out for the next three months for both new solar plus storage installations and the retrofitting of existing solar systems with Enphase AC Batteries."
"Enphase AC Batteries are simple to install, safe and provide a high value add sale for both new solar customers and retrofit customers," said Darien Spencer, vice president of manufacturing and operations at Enphase. "We have partnerships with some of the best suppliers and manufacturers in the world, and we're confident that we can meet the demand for our products in the Australian and New Zealand markets."
Source: Enphase Energy, Inc.
Date: Aug 30, 2016