BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - Enecsys Limited (www.enecsys.com), a premier supplier of micro inverter products for the global solar market, announced today that it has been named the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Europe New Product Innovation Award within the solar inverter category. The award recognizes the company's excellence in developing highly innovative and technologically superior micro inverters amongst a field of technology incumbents and other micro inverter players. More specifically, it commends the company's ability to differentiate from competing offerings by leveraging patented technology that maximizes energy harvest and eliminates the need for electrolytic capacitors, the most life-limiting component in other inverters. As a result, Enecsys Micro Inverters deliver full performance over the solar system's lifetime by upholding the industry's widest ambient temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees C and maximizing energy harvest by five to 10 percent.
"Enecsys has successfully addressed the issue of differential harvest with its novel micro inverters," notes Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Gautham Gnanajothi. "Their unique selling point is that they provide five to 10 percent more energy harvest than either a conventional string inverter or a central inverter. Such smart energy conversion facilitates higher return on investment (ROI) for customers since the differential harvest is more."
In order to achieve maximized energy harvest, Enecsys applies Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) to each solar module. By performing MPPT at the panel level, the negative effects of shading, soiling and other obstructions associated with overall decreased energy harvest are substantially reduced.
Additionally, through the Enecsys Monitoring System and Enecsys Gateway, homeowners and installers can view valuable data regarding the status of each module, or set of modules in the case of the Enecsys Duo Micro Inverter. The monitoring system can promptly detect performance issues and pinpoint the exact location of a given problem. This provides installers and homeowners with precise guidance for required maintenance, as well as helps optimize the solar system's performance over the lifetime of the installation. Also, unlike string or central inverters, because the power conversion from DC to AC is done at each solar module, high voltage DC wiring is eliminated, making the solar system intrinsically safer and specialized DC practices or equipment unnecessary.
"Enecsys is honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our superior micro inverter technology and contributions to the European solar market," said Bernd Kohlstruck, Geschäftsführer der Enecsys Europe GmbH. "The company has a proven track record of providing the Enecsys Micro Inverter System in more than 15 countries worldwide, including Italy and Germany, which currently adhere to the highest level of certification and testing requirements for safety and grid connectivity. To date, Enecsys is the only micro inverter supplier to meet the stringent German VDE-AR-N 4105 and the Italian CEI-021 grid requirements."
The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in developing a product with innovative elements that leverages leading edge technologies, while offering valued added features and benefits, supporting increased customer ROI and enhancing customer acquisition.
Enecsys Limited is the premier supplier of smart, highly reliable grid-connected micro inverters and monitoring systems that offer an outstanding value proposition. The micro inverter converts and controls DC power generated by each solar module in the PV array into AC power for homes and businesses. The advantages of the Enecsys micro inverter system include: maximized energy harvest, improved safety for installers and users, increased reliability, a lifetime matching that of the solar modules, real-time performance monitoring for each solar module, and simplified PV array design and installation. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company also has sales and support offices in Redwood Shores, California; Bad Homburg, Germany; and Taipei, Taiwan.
For more information, please visit www.enecsys.com.