Enphase Energy (Nasdaq: ENPH) today announced that CertainTeed has chosen Enphase as its exclusive inverter partner for the new Solstice™ AC Solar Roofing System after a thorough competitive review. CertainTeed is one of the leading building materials manufacturers with more than 6,000 employees and a wide customer base of roofing contractors in North America.
The Solstice™ AC Solar Roofing System is comprised of an Enphase M215 microinverter mounted directly to a SolarWorld 250-watt photovoltaic (PV) module and monitored by Enphase’s Enlighten software. The all-in-one Solstice™ AC Solar Roofing System is expected to be available this month and will be available with CertainTeed’s system and installation warranty.
“Enphase is proud to introduce CertainTeed as an Enphase Energized TM AC Solutions partner. CertainTeed is a building and construction industry leader working with thousands of roofing professionals in North America,” said Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy. “Solstice will offer CertainTeed’s roofing contractors and solar installers a simplified design, installation and maintenance solution for their PV arrays.”
In the second quarter of 2012, 98.2 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) modules were installed on homes across North America, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association and GTM Research.“CertainTeed wants to meet its roofing customers’ demand for an AC solution,” said Mark Stancroff, Director of CertainTeed Solar. “We chose Enphase as our exclusive inverter partner because of their microinverter systems’ long-term, system-wide performance benefits, reliability and monitoring .” The Enphase Microinverter System combines Enphase M215 Microinverters, the Envoy Communications Gateway and Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis software to deliver solar systems with increased design flexibility, simplified installation and remote system management. Enphase has shipped over 2.6 million microinverters to customers in Europe and North America. For more information on other AC Solutions visit the Enphase AC Solutions Marketplace. About CertainTeed Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
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