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RegGuheert
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Re: Enphase announces sixth-generation product line

Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:53 pm

Here's an IQ6 Microinverter for $0.41/W shipped. I guess I'm wondering who is purchasing NEW PV modules small enough these days to warrant the IQ6 instead of the IQ6+. I would think most new modules sold these days would be over 300Wp.
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K miles: Apr 14, 2013, 20K miles (55.7Ah): Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah): Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah): Feb 8, 2017, 50K miles (47.2Ah): Dec 7, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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RegGuheert
Posts: 5680
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:12 am
Delivery Date: 16 Mar 2012
Leaf Number: 5926
Location: Northern VA

Re: Enphase announces sixth-generation product line

Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 am

Here are Enphase IQ6 microinverters for $70/each shipped, or $0.29/W. These are being sold by the same vendor from which I had previously purchased M250-72s for $85/each shipped, or $0.34/W. This indicates to me that the selling price for the IQ-Series inverters may have now dropped below that of the M-Series inverters. (FWIW, the IQ6 has nearly the same power capability as the M250-72s (240W versus 250W), but it is only suitable for 60-cell PV modules.)

OTOH, I haven't seen any good pricing on the IQ cabling system. That's a bit confusing to me since it appears that the IQ cabling should be significantly cheaper than Engage.
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K miles: Apr 14, 2013, 20K miles (55.7Ah): Aug 7, 2014, 30K miles (52.0Ah): Dec 30, 2015, 40K miles (49.8Ah): Feb 8, 2017, 50K miles (47.2Ah): Dec 7, 2017.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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