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Building codes may vary from state to state and AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) so be sure to check with your local code officials for their code requirements as well as your local utility company for their interconnect agreement requirements.
IQ makes solar installations smarter. Simply single-bolt the Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter to your roof or ground rack. Then plug your Engage Cable from the microinverter. Finally connect the DC leads from the solar panels to the microinverter and you are rocking and rolling with the first panel of your 5.3 kW Panasonic Solar Grid-Tie Kit
Production = 792 kW Per Month ● Assumptions: 330 Watt STC Panel Rating [Factory Rating] @ 5 Sun Hours (Average).
Technical Specifications for Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter Kit: ● IQ7X-96-2-US60-Cell and 72-Cell Solar Panel Rated ● The IQ 7X Microinverter have a 97.5% CEC efficiency with AC peak output power ratings of 315 watts. For a single-phase, 240VAC application, you can install a maximum of 12 IQ 7X Microinverter on 1 20A branch circuit.
READ THIS PLEASE! The Enphase IQ microinverter is designed to work with the Envoy IQ communications gateway (X-IQ-AM1-240-2). Because the Envoy IQ requires 240 VAC connection Blue Pacific Solar® strongly recommends the optional Enphase AC Combiner (X-IQ-AM1-240-2) with IQ Envoy that provides production metering. The combiner is outdoor rated and includes Up to four 2-pole branch circuits for 240 VAC plug-in breakers (# determined by strings of purchased kit IE: 24 panels = 2 strings.).
The maximum number of microinverters that can be installed on each AC branch circuit can be found in the microinverter's datasheet. The maximum number of IQ 7X™ single-phase (240V) microinverters that can be installed on a 20A circuit is 12.
The Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter (IQ7X-96-2-US) is designed to be used with the Enphase IQ Envoy™ (ENV-IQ-AM1-240). The Enphase IQ Envoy is a communication device that provides network access to the solar array. The IQ Envoy collects production and performance data from the Enphase IQ Microinverters over on-site AC power lines and transmits the data to Enlighten through an internet or cellular modem connection. The IQ Envoy is capable of monitoring up to 600 Enphase IQ Microinverters and up to 39 Enphase IQ Batteries.
● Microinverter - Solar panels on the roof or ground absorb sunshine and converts it into direct current power (DC). Sitting directly behind the panel is the Enphase Microinverter which plugs into the panel and Enphase cabling. AC Power is then run to a junction box or combiner then to the main panel.
● The Enphase IQ Envoy - This communication device is the brains of the system. Gathering data from your solar panels, utility grid and batteries (IQ‐AC Battery if applicable), it connects with the Enlighten software (free) allowing you to view, control and monitor your solar power system from anywhere.
● A system that fits your needs, now and later. - The Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter system is flexible. You can install a solar system that fits your budget today and expand it later.
● Smart Grid Ready - Complies with fixed power factor, voltage and frequency ride-through requirements. [Self Consumption Utility Requirements in Some Locations]
Smart Energy Storage Compatible - Enphase optional IQ‐AC Battery high-performance energy storage solution brings you more intelligence and better value than anything else, with the industry’s lowest cost of entry and best lifetime value. It pairs seamlessly with IQ 7X Microinverter to help you make the most of your energy. [NOTE: IQ-AC Battery is designed to be used for self-consumption / self supply and will not operate when the grid is down.]
A direct grid tie system is where solar energy produced, powers the house loads as limited self consumption, and excess solar production is exported back into the utility grid. This self consumption happens only while the loads are present at the same time as solar production. No energy is stored by the user for use at another time. Any power needed for loads, above what the solar is producing, is drawn from the utility. Self supply is a system where some of the solar energy produced is stored on site for use at another time when solar production is less than the loads.
Our Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter 5.3 kW grid-tie kit is featured with Panasonic Solar panels which are ranked among the highest efficiency panels in the industry bringing customer value of more energy. 25 Year Warranty, UL Listed.
Designed for higher powered modules, the smart grid ready Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter is built on the sixth-generation platform and achieves a high efficiency for module-level power electronics and reduced cost per watt. Fully compliant with NEC 2014 and 2017 rapid shutdown requirements.
All IQ platform Microinverters are certified for Rule 21 requirements taking effect February 22, 2019. CA Rule 21 currently governs CA & HI Rule 14H utility interconnection for all net energy metering for all projects permitted and approved for interconnection. The change was designed to create a standard for inverters more capable of dealing with a volatile utility grid. Why is this needed? Utility companies are facing higher penetration rates of solar and in some cases are saturated and needed an additional low/high frequency ride-through. By using so called smart inverters the functionality keeps grid voltage from oscillating or acts like a shock absorber intended result is automatic stabilization of utiltiy grid voltage.
Line drawing questions or just stuck? No worries we have your back and will be here to help whenever you have questions about your purchased Kit. For orders larger than $2,000.00 a Technical Sales Team Group Captain will be assigned your account. Your Technical Advisors job is to coordinate all parts and pieces of your order and to work with you throughout the process. This support helps because we will be providing you with a single contact point to call with your questions. Your technical support contact does not replace the maufactures warranty technical support. DIY means you accept the responsiblity of reading and following the line diagram and other installation documents prior to tackling the installation.
Panasonic a leader in consumer electronics, business solutions and industrial components has been in the solar business for 40 years, providing high efficiency and high quality panels for over 17 years. 25 Year Warranty, UL Listed.
Panasonic HIT® solar panels are highly efficient and produce more power per square feet than traditional products. Panasonic’s unique heterojunction technology uses ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers. These thin dual layers reduce losses, resulting in higher energy output than conventional panels.
The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows a taxpayer to claim a credit of 26 percent for a qualified system located in the USA and that is owned and used as a residence by the taxpayer.