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Enphase Energy begins microinverter shipments from South Carolina with Flex

11 July 2023

Enphase Energy, Inc., a supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, has announced initial shipments of Enphase IQ Microinverters produced in Columbia, South Carolina, by global diversified manufacturer Flex. This marks the first production from one of Enphase Energy’s three contract manufacturing partnerships in the U.S., helping to meet the strong global demand for Enphase’s products. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has enabled Enphase Energy to begin manufacturing in the U.S., creating new jobs and advancing the country’s clean energy economy.

Enphase Energy and Flex recently hosted a kickoff event and tour at Flex’s manufacturing facility in South Carolina. Attendees included President Joe Biden, Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi, Enphase president and CEO Badri Kothandaraman, national and state government officials, and additional leadership from both Flex and Enphase Energy.

President Biden toured the South Carolina facility. Source: FlexPresident Biden toured the South Carolina facility. Source: Flex

“Enphase shares our commitment to accelerating the world’s transition to clean energy through advanced technology and strategic regional manufacturing,” said Revathi Advaithi. “We thank Enphase for their 15-year partnership to deliver their IQ Microinverters to market faster and at scale globally with reliable, sustainable business practices. We also thank President Biden and the U.S. Congress for the Inflation Reduction Act, which has increased interest and demand for clean technology and American manufacturing, as evidenced by today’s announcement with Enphase.”

Badri Kothandaraman said, “Enphase is proud to be a leader in expanding the domestic manufacturing of clean energy products while bringing high-technology jobs and further economic development to the United States. We thank Flex for its commitment as a valuable partner globally over the past 15 years, and we are pleased to expand our partnership in the United States to better service our customers with local manufacturing."

IQ Microinverters leverage Enphase Energy’s unique software-defined architecture and semiconductor integration for excellent reliability and economies of scale. Enphase Energy’s microinverters are subjected to a rigorous reliability and quality testing regimen with more than one million cumulative hours of power-on testing to ensure exceptional performance under heat, high humidity, salty air, extreme cold, and harsh climate conditions, and come with a 25-year limited warranty in the U.S.

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