NASDAQ-listed solar firm partners with MERALCO RE unit


NASDAQ-listed solar power firm Enphase Energy has partnered with MSpectrum, the renewable energy (RE) arm of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), to supply residential and commercial customers with Enphase products, including solar microinverters.

Under the partnership, Enphase’s IQ 7 family of products would be made available nationwide through MSpectrum starting in the first quarter of next year.

In addition, the solar systems will be outfitted with Enphase Envoy communications gateways, which connect an Enphase-based solar system to the Enphase Enlighten software monitoring platform and help make per-panel energy monitoring and insights for operations and maintenance easy.

“We are proud to provide Enphase Energy seventh-generation microinverters in the Philippines,” said MSPectrum COO Robert Pereja.

“This next-generation technology will benefit solar customers through its high performance, flexibility, reliability, and most importantly, safety, due to the rapid shutdown device (RSD) built into Enphase microinverters. We aim to work with Enphase to revolutionize the solar industry in the Philippines and motivate more Filipinos to shift from traditional to renewable sources of energy,” he added

The IQ 7 family of microinverters leverages Enphase’s unique software-defined architecture and semiconductor integration for excellent reliability and economies of scale. Enphase microinverters are subjected to a rigorous reliability and quality testing regimen with more than an aggregated one million hours of cumulative power-on testing to help ensure exceptional performance under heat, high humidity, salty air, and cold. The design is compatible with operating in hot, humid and coastal conditions such as those in the Philippines.

“We are pleased to join forces with MSpectrum to distribute our products in the Philippines,” said Enphase Energy Chief Commercial Officer Dave Ranhoff.

“The country’s solar market has great potential for Enphase, particularly in the residential and small commercial rooftop market segment. We believe Enphase’s unique value proposition of high-output performance and flexible installation, as well as a safe low voltage all-AC system architecture and rapid shutdown capability, resonates well in the Philippines solar market,” he continued.