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5640W Enphase Solar MicroInverter diy Kit BP360005

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  • 5640W Grid-Tied Solar Kit
  • 24 Enphase Energy MicroInverters are at the heart of this 24 solar panel 5640 watt kit. MicroInverters are small individual DC to AC inverters that attach to each solar panel working independently from each other. This system can improve energy harvest in cases where shading may be a factor. Simplifying the design and installation, a MicroInverter system now makes do-it-yourself solar easier for the average home or business owner. Enphase MicroInverter are installed beneath the solar modules on the roof, and they convert the maximum power from each module into standard AC electricity. One of the most efficient inverter systems on the market, because each panel acts independent of the others, micro inverters are popular on ground mount solar and roof applications where environmental factors can potentially cause loss of power. (That's fancy talk for potential shading issues.)
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5640 Watt 5.7 kW Enphase Grid-Tied MicroInverter Kit

Kit Description Part Number STC* Array Size Monthly kWh @ 5 Sun Hours /Day STC* Enphase Inverter Model Type Panel & Inverter Warranty
5640 Watt, 24 Panel Enphase MicroInverter Kit BP360005 5,640 Watts 846 kWh ENPHASE, M215-60-2LL-S22 Grid Tied MicroInverter 25 Years

 

The Enphase MicroInverter is a grid tied utility interactive inverter with the longest inverter warranty on the market. Each Enphase MicroInverter is individually connected to one solar panel. This configuration means that an individual maximum power point tracker (MPPT) controlls each solar panel for maximum power. Consistent upgrades and strong engineering support has made this product an affordable alternative for the DIY homeowner over hiring and paying for the labor and overhead of a solar company to do the complete installation. Our MicroInverter home solar kits are scalable from 230 watts to 20kW (STC-DC rating). You can potentially save pre-engineered solar thousands with these simplified home solar kits. Less cost = faster pay-back. Fast and simple to install, Blue Pacific Solar will provide all the installation documents and can provide you with permit drawings and application (Permit Service Optional), or you can do-it-yourself.

Producing over 846 kW per month (5 Sun Hours Per Day STC), our 5640 watt solar grid tie system comes with 24 Astronergy, ET Solar or Talesun (Subject to Inventory Availability) 235 watt solar panels powering 24 Enphase MicroInverter and the required roof module cabling. Durable and extremely efficient, our 5640 watt solar kit panels and Enphase MicroInverter are UL and CEC listed. Finally a home solar package that matches the 25 year guarantee on the solar panels with a 25 year guarantee on the inverter. Blue Pacific Solar has done all the work for you with this efficient simple grid-tied home solar system. Following our simple line drawings you will end up with an NEC (National Electric Code) compliant home solar system with a life expectancy of well over 25 years.

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What's On the Truck:

  • 24 - 235 Watt Solar Panels (Astronergy, ET Solar or Talesun all UL certified, TUV, IEC, ETL approved. 25 year warranty.)
  • 24 - Enphase M215 MicroInverters
  • Required Enphase UL Listed Cables, End Caps and Connectors for Kit.

Product Ships in 3 - 5 Business Days After Funds Clear

Options & Accessories - À la Carte Part # Price  
Enphase, Envoy Communications Gateway, includes Wireless USB adapter (WiFi 802.11b/g/n), with Lifetime MyEnlighten System level monitoring, ENV-120-02 M BP2977055microinverter cable
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)ironridge solar racks BP6932304solar roof rack
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)dpw BP6932304solar ground rack
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*1 - Astronergy CHSM 6610P 235 Watt Solar Panel (Alternative; Equal or Better) BP1977235panel
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*1 - Enphase M215 Inverter w/MC4 Connector microinverterBP2930480
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*1 - Enphase Engage Cabling Drop / This product is sold by the drop. 1 drop per Enphase M215 inverter Engage Cabling 240 VAC, Portrait ET10-240 microinverter cableBP2977165
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*NOTE: To add 1 additional set of panels À la carte, you will need to add: "1 IronRidge Rack Set + 1 Astronergy solar panel + 1 Enphase M215 MicroInverter + 1 Enphase Cabling Drop" = 1 Additional Solar Kit "Set". Each "Set" adds 235 watts of power (STC) to the 5640 Watt Solar Kit.

AC Home Battery Backup Option Part # Price  
This home battery backup system allows you to make use of your grid-tied solar panel array when the utility grid is down.home battery backup BP9344487solar roof rack
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roof mount panels

*STC - To learn more about solar panels and how they are measured you need to know what STC stands for. STC in an acronym for "Standard Test Conditions". All solar panels are rated in Watts. The watt rating is how much power (amps times volts) the panel will produce in full sunlight at 25 degrees C (77F). This is the industry standard (STC) for all PV panel ratings (PV means photovoltaics which is a fancy word for solar). Solar panel manufactures have long used this test standard which is 1,000 watts per square meter solar irradiance, 1.5 Air Mass and a 25 degrees C. cell temperature.

PTC is an acronym for "PV-USA". The PV-USA test conditions was developed at the PV USA test site at the University of Davis, California for standards established by the California Energy Commission that are considered closer to real world conditions (Real World Vs STC factory test conditions). The PTC rating test is 1,000 watts per square meter solar irradiance, 1.5 Air Mass, and 20 degrees C. ambient temperature at 10 meters above ground level and wind speed of 1 meter per second. In California, solar panels manufactures must be tested and rated independently at the PV USA test facility at the University of Davis (CA) to be considered for rebates.

The ambient temperature rating (PTC) is generally considered a better real world standard than factory conditions because silicon solar cells average about 20 degrees C. above ambient temperature in the real world, cell voltage drops as temperature increases. A module's power output in real life conditions is lower than the power measured at the panel manufacturing factory where cell temperature is maintained at a controlled 77 degrees F. (25 C).

STC Vs PTC Cell voltage drops about 0.08 volts per degree C. in environments which exceed 25 degrees C. That means an STC rating of 17 volts can actually become a PTC (PV-USA) rating of 15 or 16 volts. Using Ohm's Law, volts times amps is equal to watts which equals power, so a reduced voltage, means reduced watts.

Neither PTC nor STC account for all "real-world" losses. Actual solar systems will produce lower outputs due to soiling, shading, module mismatch, wire losses, inverter and transformer losses, shortfalls in actual nameplate ratings, panel degradation over time, and high-temperature losses for arrays mounted close to or integrated within a roofline.

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**Standard Freight Delivery is Dock to Dock

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In circumstances where we offer freight shipping, free or otherwise, that means dock to dock (not residential) to any of the lower 48 states. If the customer does not specify a local commercial dock that is available, we will ship to the nearest terminal where the shipment will be held for will call pick up by the customer. If you choose to have your order shipped to your residence, most orders require special handling for unloading and the pallet has to be transferred to a truck with a lift gate. In most cases, truck freight companies do NOT require their drivers to unload shipments. An additional "Residential" as well as a "Lift Gate" special handling fee will apply if the driver unloads the merchandise to the curb at your residence. The special handling fee is $89.00 and is available at checkout. If you have selected this add on service, the shipping carrier will call and schedule delivery of your solar kit, (provided the weight and dimensions of the product fits the criteria for lift gate service). You can avoid the residential and lift gate fees by arranging a "Will Call" pickup at the closest freight company terminal. In that case, you will need a pickup truck, a copy of the bill of laden, and a photo ID. When you arrive at the freight company terminal, the freight company will load your order into the bed of the truck with their forklift. The most common pallet size = 65" X 44" (Height depends on Product). Be sure and check for hidden damage.

Enphase M215 MicroInverter

Input (DC)
Recommended input power (STC) 190 - 260W
Maximum input DC voltage 45V
Peak power tracking voltage 22V - 36V
Min./Max. start voltage 22V / 45V
Max. DC short circuit current 15 Amps
Max. input current 10.5 Amps
Output (AC)
Maximum output power 215W
Nominal output current 0.9A (arms at nominal duration)
Nominal voltage/range 240V / 211-264V
Extended voltage / range 240V / 206-269V
Nominal frequency / range 60.0 / 59.3-60.5 Hz
Extended voltage / range 240V / 206-269V
Nominal frequency / range 60.0/59.3-60.5 Hz
Extended frequency range 960.0/59.2-60.6 Hz
Power Factor >0.95
Maximum units per 20A branch circuit 17 (single phase)
Maximum output fault current 1.05 Arms, over 3 cycles; 25.2 Apeak, 1.74ms duration
Enphase MicroInverter Efficiency
Inverter CEC weighted efficiency 96.0%
Peak inverter efficiency 96.3%
Static MPPT efficiency (weighted, reference EN50530) 99.6%
Dynamic MPPT efficiency 99.3%
Night time power consumption Night time power consumption
Mechanical Data
Ambient temperature range -40ºC to + 65ºC
Operating temperature range (internal) -40ºC to + 85ºC
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.3 cm x 16.4 cm x 2.5 cm (6.8” x 6.45” x 1.0”)*
Weight 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs)
Cooling Natural convection - No fans
Enclosure environmental rating Outdoor - NEMA 6
Inverter Features
Compatibility Pairs with most 60-cell PV modules
Warranty 25-year limited warranty
Monitoring Free lifetime monitoring via Enlighten software
Compliance UL1741/IEEE1547, FCC Part 15 Class B CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 0-M91, 0.4-04, and 107.1-01
 

*Solar Panel

*Astronergy 235 Watt Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells (*Equal or Better, Subject to Availability)
Open Circuit Voltage (VOC) 37.56 Volts
Maximum Operating Voltage (Vmpp) 29.16 Volts
Short Circuit Current (Isc) 8.56 Amps
Maximum Power Current-IMP (A) 6.67 Amps
Maximum Power at STC (Pmax) 235 Wp
Maximum System Voltage (NEC) 600 VDC
Short-circuit current temperature coefficient +0.052%/K
Open-circuit voltage temperature coefficient 43/C
Peak power temperature coefficient -0.4697%/K
Power measure tolerance +/- 3%
Weight 44 lbs
Surface burden maximum load capacity 5400 Pa (IEC (INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION)system for conformity testing committee of testing laboratories and certification of electrical equipment design qualification and approval)
Front Glass 0.13 inch tempered glass
Junction Box Type IP65 rated MC4
Dimensions 64.04 x 39.13 x 1.77 Inches
Certification Approvals / Listed UL/US, SA/US, BRE Global Listed, TUV Rheinland ID:0000024963, PV Cycle Association, CE, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, GB/T 28001
Solar Panel Warranty Output warranty of 90% performance Pmpp (STC) 10 years, Output warranty of 80% performance Pmpp (STC) 25 years
 

General

Approximate Total Shipping Weight (Panels and Inverter (no rack)) 1,140 lbs
Warranty Solar panels 25 years, Enphase MicroInverter 25 years (See Document (tab) Details)
 

5640W Solar Grid-Tied Kit Do-It-Yourself Home / Business Enphase MicroInverter System w/ 235 Watt Solar Panels

How MicroInverter Works; The Enphase MicroInverter maximizes energy production from your 5640 watt solar panel array using some very simple principles. Each Enphase MicroInverter is individually connected to one solar panel in your array. This unique configuration means that an individual Maximum Peak Power Point Tracker (MPPT) controls each solar panel. This ensures that the maximum power available from each solar panel is exported to the utility grid regardless of the performance of the other solar panel in the array. That is, although individual solar panels in the array may be affected by shading, soiling, orientation, or solar panel mismatch, the Enphase MicroInverter ensures top performance for each solar panel. The result is maximum energy production from your 5640 watt solar kit.

Our 5640 watt solar kit is relatively simple to layout and install. You will not need string calculations, and you can install individual solar panels in any combination of solar panel quantity, type, age and orientation. Each MicroInverter quickly mounts on the solar panel racking (optional), directly beneath each solar panel. Low voltage DC wires connect from the solar panel via waterproof MC4 connectors directly to the co-located MicroInverter.

Simple Overview of the 5640 Watt Solar Kit Installation Procedure:

  • Step 1 – Measure AC at the Electrical Utility Connection (See Enphase installation instruction sheet under "Documents" tab above)
  • Step 2 – Install the AC Branch Circuit Junction Box (Not included)
  • Step 3 – Position the Enphase Engage Cable
  • Step 4 – Attach the MicroInverter to the Solar Racking (5640 Watt Solar Kit Racking Optional)
  • Step 5 – Dress the Enphase Engage Cable
  • Step 6 – Terminate the Unused End of the Engage Cable
  • Step 7 – Connect the Engage Cable to AC Junction Box
  • Step 8 – Ground the System
  • Step 9 – Complete the 5640 Watt Solar Kit Installation Map
  • Step 10 – Connect the Solar Panels
  • Step 11 – Build the Virtual Array

Blue Pacific Solar has provided all of the main parts you will need for your 5640 watt solar kit, but here are some additional items that your may need prior to installing your solar kit. Conduit, appropriately sized electrical wire, some fasteners and grounding rod and wire. Building and installing your own 5640 watt solar kit is not only the smart choice for controlling your expenses, it may be on the most satisfying DIY projects you ever have undertaken.

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NOTE, IMPORTANT 5640 Watt Grid Tied Solar Kit INSTALLATION: (OK, here is the scary legal disclaimer.) It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that all products are installed and operated in accordance with local and national building codes as specific by the NEC (National Electric Code), UBC (Uniform Building Code) or IBC (International Building Code) and local utility company policy. These codes may vary from city to city and county to county. All Grid-tied solar installations should be permitted and inspected, where required, by the local inspection authority in the same manner as other equivalent electrical systems. One last thing. It is always a good idea to contract with a local licensed electrician to at least do the final electrical connection of your 5640 Watt Grid Tied Solar Kit from the AC disconnect to your home utility breaker box. Some local permitting authorities require that a licensed electrician do all the wiring from the rack to the utility interconnect. If you need help with the permitting documents for your 5640 solar kit, we are here for you. Solar permit service add on is available at checkout.

Additional Safety Instructions, 5640 Watt Solar MicroInverter Kit; Perform all electrical installations in accordance with all applicable local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. Be aware that only qualified personnel should install or replace Enphase MicroInverter. Do not attempt to repair the Enphase MicroInverter in your 5640 Watt Solar Kit; it contains no user-serviceable parts. If it fails, please contact Enphase customer service to obtain an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number and start the replacement process. Tampering with or opening the Enphase MicroInverter will void the warranty. Before installing or using the Enphase MicroInverter, please read all instructions and cautionary markings in the technical description and on the Enphase MicroInverter System and the solar equipment. Connect the Enphase MicroInverter to the utility grid only after receiving prior approval from the electrical utility company. Be aware that the body of the Enphase MicroInverter is the heat sink. Under normal operating conditions, the temperature is 15°C above ambient, but under extreme conditions the MicroInverter can reach a temperature of 80°C. To reduce risk of burns, use caution when working with MicroInverter. Do NOT disconnect the solar module from the Enphase MicroInverter without first removing AC power.

This MicroInverter Kit is an affordable, cheap high quality solution for your home or businesses energy independence. Reducing on-site labor requirements, the 5640 Watt Solar MicroInverter Kit can be expanded at anytime which makes it a cost effective solution.