Founded in 2003, PV Powered, based in Bend, designs and manufactures inverters, devices which convert the direct current produced by solar panels into the alternating current supplied by electric utilities. Proponents of micro-inverters believe the technology makes the system more reliable, smarter, and efficient by increasing energy harvesting through optimal MPPT at the module level.
Enphase has pioneered this technique and offers online monitoring of your installation. Enecsys 240W micro-inverters are the first without electrolytic capacitors to achieve UL certification. The company claims their 240 watt inverter has an operating life expectancy of greater than 25 years, matching that of solar PV modules.