Why We're Excited About Enphase IQ8

Mar. 24, 2022

The latest installment in the Enphase family of products—the IQ8 solar microinverter—is officially available! This revolutionary technology is the first-ever micro-grid forming solar panel inverter and is changing the way we think about backup power for solar panels. 

As an authorized Enphase solar installer, Boston Solar is excited to make Enphase microinverters available to Massachusetts homeowners and businesses. We’ve installed more than 4,800 solar energy systems to date and can design the ideal residential or commercial solar configuration for your home or business. 


The IQ8 Gives You Backup Power Without a Solar Battery 

The IQ8 with Sunlight Backup is a highly intelligent solar power inverter that can form a microgrid during a power outage using only sunlight. During an outage, the IQ8 will temporarily disconnect your solar panel system from the electric grid and continue to operate in off-grid mode, allowing you to generate and use solar power while the grid is down. Until now, this kind of off-grid operation was only possible with a solar battery system. 


The IQ8 with Sunlight Backup can:

Provide backup power during an outage with or without a solar battery 

  • Switch seamlessly between on-grid and off-grid modes 
  • Control each solar panel independently for maximum power generation
  • Convert DC power to usable AC power in a highly efficient manner 


There Are No Limits to Solar Backup Power With the IQ8 

The Enphase Energy System is modular and can be grown over time. The IQ8 technology allows you to start with a small amount of backup power capability and add more in the future. This makes solar energy storage a more affordable and accessible option for homeowners in Massachusetts. 

With an Enphase battery and inverter, you can have: 

  • Sunlight Backup (daytime-only power for basic appliances) 
  • Home Essentials Backup (day and night power for larger loads)
  • Full Energy Independence  (day and night power for your entire home) 

If you’re going solar for the first time, the Enphase IQ8 inverter is a great option. The IQ8 cannot, however, be added to existing solar systems. Boston Solar is a certified Enphase Encharge solar battery installation company, and we can help you choose the right battery storage solution for your needs. Whether you want enough power to keep your essentials running during a power outage or a whole-home solar battery for long-term backup power, we can install the solar panels, inverter, and solar battery that’s right for you.


Get the Best Solar Technologies for Your Massachusetts Home or Business 

Boston Solar is the number one Massachusetts-based residential solar installer, and we’re proud to partner with Enphase Energy to bring leading solar products to Massachusetts homeowners and businesses. As a 100% locally owned and operated company, we know what it takes to power your home through every season in Massachusetts, and we can design a custom solar energy system that works for you. For added peace of mind, our solar systems are backed by a 25-year warranty and a production guarantee

Check out our projects to see why we’re the solar battery company Boston-area homeowners and businesses trust. And, see how we can help you qualify for solar incentives and tax credits. 

Learn more about the Enphase IQ8. Call 617-858-1645 or contact us online today. 

Why We're Excited About Enphase IQ8

Get backup power without a solar battery.
Install the Enphase IQ8 with Sunlight Backup.  

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