Enphase Energy Supports Team West Virginia in 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Enphase Energy Supports Team West Virginia in 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Students of sustainability develop Enphase-powered log cabin in the heart of Appalachian coal mining

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enphase Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH  ) , announced today its donation of the Enphase Microinverter System to Team West Virginia for the biennial 2013 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Team West Virginia’s PEAK house--named for Preserving Energy through Appalachian Knowledge--will reflect the region’s rustic Appalachian culture and history plus integrate modern solar microinverters and monitoring technology.

"Enphase is proud to support collegiate engineers and architects who are leading the future of sustainably-designed homes," said Bill Rossi, Chief Marketing Officer of Enphase Energy. "We are particularly enthusiastic to see Team West Virginia’s application of solar energy into a prominent coal mining region in the United States."

"There is no doubt that coal turns the lights on. However, we believe that using solar energy in residential locations enables coal to keep the lights on longer," explained James Carrier, a student at the Engineering College of West Virginia University. "Our goal is to demonstrate that if we start lowering the demand on the grid by supplementing with residential solar, it can assist electrical companies in larger cities when their power lines get overloaded."

The U.S. Department of Energy challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The competition will take place at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. from October 3-13, 2013.

Team West Virginia is advised by alumnus and volunteer Colin Williams of Berkeley Springs-based Mountain View Solar. For more information on Team West Virginia’s PEAK house, visit

The Enphase Microinverter System offers a new approach to the installation, operation and maintenance of solar energy systems. Enphase Microinverters, the Envoy Communications Gateway and Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis software together to deliver increased energy harvest and unparalleled solar system intelligence. To date, Enphase has shipped over 3.3 million microinverters and is selling into eleven countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Our semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Enphase Energy
Kady Cooper, +1 707-763-4784
Industry Public Relations Manager

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