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Enphase Ensemble Home Battery Backup System
Solar, battery backup storage and monitoring all in one solar energy system.
With Ensemble™ technology, homeowners have power when the grid goes down and can save
when the grid is up.
If you’re like most people, you want a home energy system that just works. A system that makes
life easier – and saves you money – but one you don’t have to think about. The Enphase home
solution combines solar, storage, and software that tracks your production and consumption: an
all-in-one solar energy system that maximizes your savings while you’re busy living your life.
The power of being connected.
Only the Enphase Home Energy Solution brings you solar, storage, and powerful monitoring
all from one company. It’s built to work together, with continuous, seamless communication, for
fully integrated system that’s far more than solar – it’s truly a smart home.
Enphase Ensemble Energy Management Technology System Components:
Encharge is an all-in-one AC coupled storage system that includes embedded gridforming multimode
microinverters and one or more Lithium-ion batteries. You can connect multiple Encharge storage
systems to maximize potential backup for homes. The Encharge 3 storage system
for Ensemble provides flexibility to customers to start small and add capacity incrementally. The Encharge 10 10kWh battery
system is a larger enclosure with 3 3.36kWh batteries with the same capacity flexibility.
Enpower connects the home to grid power, the Encharge storage system and PV. It provides microgrid
interconnect device (MID) functionality by automatically detecting and seamlessly transitioning the
system from grid power to backup power in the event of a grid failure. It allows Encharge storage
systems to form an intentional island (per IEEE 1547.4 definition) and contains a neutral-forming
transformer (NFT) to enable 120/240 V operation in backup.
This USB connected device enables direct communication between Encharge, Enpower, and IQ Envoy. It
uses 2.4 GHz and 915 MHz frequencies in parallel for maximum reliability. The kit is connected to
one of the USB ports on the IQ Envoy.
An IQ Combiner consolidates interconnection equipment into a single enclosure. It streamlines PV and
storage installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution for residential applications.
Install the new communication kit in any IQ combiner to enable wireless communication through Envoy
to Encharge and Enpower.
A cellular modem is required unless already present in the IQ combiner. This ensures the best
performance of your Ensemble system.
Enphase IQ Envoy for Ensemble Systems
The Enphase IQ Envoy communications gateway delivers
solar production and energy consumption data to Enphase Enlightenmonitoring and analysis software for comprehensive, remote maintenance and
management of the Enphase Ensemble Energy Storage System.
Enphase Ensemble: Home energy that works for you.
Maximize your savings.
The Enphase Ensemble home energy solution is powered by Enphase
microinverters, which operate independently to generate the most energy possible,
without a single point of failure.
Take full advantage of your power.
Don't waste the energy your Enphase Ensemble system produces when nobody’s home. The
Enphase Ensemble Encharge™ battery storage system stores your excess power for when you need it
most, like grid outages, to put you in control.
Get energy insights that empower you.
If you're looking for ways to improve your home's energy efficiency, Enphase
Ensemble makes it easy. Enphase Enlighten software gives you a real-time, in-depth view
of your system production and energy consumption, so you can make informed choices about your energy
Own a system you can count on.
Enphase is committed to building the highest-quality products in solar. Our microinverters undergo 1
million hours of reliability testing (that’s over 100 years!) and are built to thrive in the
harshest of climates. They come with a 25-year warranty, unlike string inverters that need to be
replaced at least once in the system’s lifetime.
With self-consumption, you store your excess solar power to use later.
Time of Use Optimization
Time of use optimization refers to drawing energy from the grid when energy prices are at their
lowest, such as late at night. The lower cost energy is stored for use later by the utility when
power is more expensive.
Battery backup energy storage is a method one would use to store power to use during a power outage.
Commonly Used Energy Storage Terms
Demand charges are the charges that commercial customers pay for the peak amount of
power (load) that they draw from the grid. Demand charges can be a substantial portion of a utility
bill; a battery helps lower them by allowing the commercial building to draw from the battery instead of
the grid during peak times.
Demand response programs compensate utility customers for reducing their electricity use
(load) at the request of the utility.
Frequency regulation happens when the utility calls upon batteries to inject power into
the grid or take power off the grid to help the grid maintain a stable frequency. Battery owners are
compensated for this service.
Lithium ion is a commonly used term to describe any type of lithium-based rechargeable
battery. The name refers to lithium ions that are shuttled between cathode and anode when the battery is
charged and discharged.
Load shifting is the process of shifting the time when energy is used. For example,
running the dishwasher at night to take advantage of off-peak energy prices.
Peak shaving is the process of reducing peak power usage.