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Enphase Energy 2450W Grid-Tied Solar Systems DIY (Do-it-yourself)

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  • EE-2450 Grid-Tied Solar Kit
  • This fast and easy 245 watt solar panel system employs microinverter technology to simplify design and installation. We're always looking for ways to make solar easier and more cost effective for homeowners. Independent minded customers are the inspiration behind our solar kits which provide quick and easy installation. pre-engineered Our system includes a grid tied microinverter per panel, Enphase cable drops portrait or landscape with clips and end caps. Choose the system that best fits your available space and budget with the knowledge you can expand your kit at any time down the road.
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Enphase Energy 2450W (2.5 kW) Grid-tied Microinverter Package

Kit Description Part Number STC* Array Size Monthly kWh @ 5 Sun Hours /Day STC* Enphase Inverter Model Type Panel & Inverter Warranty
2450 Watt, 10 Panel Enphase Microinverter Kit EE-2450 2,450 Watts 368 kWh ENPHASE, M215-60-2LL-S22 Grid Tied Microinverter 25 Years

*STC = "Standard Test Conditions" Definition

The HSL 60 Poly series modules produced by Hanwha SolarOne offer high quality and strong performance at an affordable price. Hanwha is a FORTUNE Global 500 company, whose worldwide presence includes manufacturing, construction, finance and consumer products. Hanwha’s solar subsidiaries, which include the recently acquired Q-cells, are vertically integrated from research to polysilicon, wafer and cell production to module assembly. Six decades of manufacturing experience combined with this vertical integration enable Hanwha to offer an industry-leading 25 year linear performance guarantee. HSL 60 series modules are positive power sorted (-0/+5 W) to ensure that you get the power you pay for. The black anodized frames also help give these modules a 113 psf snow load rating. All Hanwha SolarOne panels are Listed to UL 1703 for the US and Canada, and certified by the California Energy Commission.

Enphase Energy inverter is attached to the back of each 245W solar panel which allows each panel to operate independent of each other. Enphase was one of the original inverter manufactures to create a panel level inverter that is fast, easy, safe to install and essentially plug-n-play. The microinverter is attached to the back of each solar panel which allows each panel to operate independent of each other. Each microinverter provides individual maximum power point tracking at the panel level. This advantage significantly reduces planning andenphase kit performance obstacles such as shading issues or panels on different planes. If no such conditions exists, then the advantage over a central inverter does not exist. Each of the microinverters that makes up the kit integrates with optional Emphases network technology allowing you to monitor each panels performance throughout the day which is a very cool feature if you are a techie. Install an NEMA3 combiner box at a suitable location on the solar racking system. You can center feed the branch, or you can install the combiner box at the end of a row of solar panels. Provide an AC connection from the AC combiner box back to the electrical utility connection using equipment and practices as required by the NEC and your local jurisdiction.

Each of the microinverters that makes up the 2450W solar kit integrates with Enphase network technology allowing you to monitor each panel performance throughout the day. (Monitor is Optional) Enphase system monitoring capability be accomplished using the optional Envoy monitor by simply plugging into a 120 volt wall outlet. You can also track your solar production by using other different types of monitors, but most customers would opt for the Envoy monitor because you can read individual panel performance rather that the whole systems performance.

Because you do not use a DC combiner with breakers, the cost of the microinverter VS a central inverter is offset somewhat. 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 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:

  • 10 - HANWHA, HSL60P6-PA-0-245TW 245 Watt Black Frame Poly Panels (Equal or Better Subject to Inventory)
  • 10 - Enphase M215 microinverters
  • Required Number Enphase 240V Single Phase Cable Drops, End Caps and Connectors for Kit.
  • 1 Line Drawing; Full Instructive Three-Line Diagram of Entire DC Circuit, as Well as AC Lines to Your Metered Service Entrance.

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Optional Equipment 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 BP2977055envoy monitor
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)ironridge racks BP6932304roof rack
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)ironridge BP6932304solar ground rack
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*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.

Enphase M215 Micro Inverter

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

*HANWHA, HSL60P6-PA-0-245TW, PV MODULE, 245W, POLY/WHITE/BLACK, 25 Year Warranty.
Open Circuit Voltage (VOC) 37.4 Volts
Maximum Operating Voltage (Vmpp) 30.1 Volts
Short Circuit Current (Isc) 8.7 Amps
Maximum Power Current-IMP (A) 8.15 Amps
Maximum Power at STC (Pmax) 245 Wp
Maximum System Voltage (NEC) 600 VDC
Short-circuit current temperature coefficient +0.043%/P
Open-circuit voltage temperature coefficient 45/C
Peak power temperature coefficient -0.43%/C
Power measure tolerance +/- 5%
Weight 44 lbs
Surface burden maximum load capacity ISO 9001 quality standards and ISO 14001 environmental standards; IEC 61215 / IEC 61730 Application Class A certifications
Front Glass 0.13 inch tempered glass
Junction Box Type IP65 rated MC4
Dimensions 64.409 X 38.898 X 1.57 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 80% performance Pmpp (STC) 25 years

Enphase Energy 2450W Gridtie System Do-It-Yourself Home Solar System

Enphase Energy 2450W Solar Package; The Enphase system maximizes energy production from your 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 245 watt solar panels in the array may be affected by shading, soiling, orientation, or solar panel mismatch, the Enphase microinverter ensures top performance for each panel. The result is maximum energy production from your solar array.

Our 2450W kit is relatively simple to layout and install. You will not need string calculations, just keep your string to a maximum of 17 245 watt panels, and you can install individual solar panels in any combination of solar panel quantity, type, age and orientation. Each microinverter quickly mounts on the roof or ground rack (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 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 (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 Installation Map
  • Step 10 – Connect the 245 Watt Solar Panels
  • Step 11 – Build the Virtual Array

Blue Pacific Solar has provided all of the main parts you will need for your 2450W solar kit. Here are some additional items that your may need prior to installing your package. Conduit, appropriately sized electrical wire, some fasteners and grounding rod and wire. Building and installing your own home solar system 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 Enphase Energy 2450W Package 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 PV system 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 2450W solar kit, we are here for you. Solar permit service add on is available at checkout.

Additional Safety Instructions, 2450W 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 2450W 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 Enphase Energy 2450W microinverter package is an affordable, cheap high quality solution for your home or businesses energy independence. Reducing on-site labor requirements, the system can be expanded at anytime.