Enphase Energy Inc., today announced the installation of its Microinverter System on a 346-kW solar array located in the town of Brewster, Mass. Constructed by My Generation Energy, the system combines the output of 1,440 Enphase M215 microinverters paired with Sharp 240-watt solar modules, generating more than 450 kWh of energy annually or enough to power 50 homes and businesses. The Brewster Community Solar Garden Cooperative provides local residents and businesses restricted from installing solar on their own properties the opportunity to benefit from solar energy by joining the cooperative.
“Our partners continue to find innovative ways to advance solar energy adoption at both the residential and commercial level, and the Brewster Community Solar Garden project is one of the most unique we’ve seen so far,” said Bill Rossi, CMO of Enphase Energy. “Our Enlighten monitoring and analysis software streamlines commercial site management for our customers, like My Generation Energy, as they can easily the track the performance and overall health of their installed systems remotely.”
Community solar projects are gaining momentum as state congressional bills in Colorado, California (SB843) and Maryland (SB595) are proposed or approved. John Farrell, a senior researcher at the Institute for Local Self Reliance wrote last September, “Community solar power can offer unique benefits in the expansion of solar power, from greater participation and ownership of solar to a greater dispersion of the economic benefits of harnessing the sun’s energy.”
“We’ve mastered installing the Enphase Microinverter System in residential and commercial applications. We’re excited to now bring its benefits to our Community Solar Garden project and other large commercial-scale projects as well,” said Luke Hinkle, president and CEO of My Generation Energy.
Continuing this trend, My Generation Energy is currently constructing a 475-kW rooftop system in Hyannis, Mass., on Cape Cod, with the Enphase Microinverter System.