SOURCE: Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy

October 05, 2010 08:00 ET

Enphase Energy Collaborates With Suntech to Develop Smart Panel Technology

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Enphase Energy, the pioneer and leader in microinverter systems, today announced that it will partner with Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of crystalline silicon solar panels, to explore the development of smart panel technology. The collaboration is designed to explore the integration of Enphase microinverters into Suntech panels to simplify and accelerate solar system installation and maximize energy output.

"Suntech and Enphase have enjoyed a strong distribution partnership thus far," said Mr. Shijun Cai, Suntech's Senior Vice President. "We are pleased to expand this partnership to develop smart panel technology. Both Suntech and Enphase are committed to continuing to deliver solar innovations that increase power output and improve system design."

Enphase systems offer a number of advantages over traditional inverter systems, including a five to 25 percent increase in energy harvest, improved system reliability and simpler and safer installation. Since its launch in 2008, Enphase Energy has sold more than 400,000 microinverters.

"Enphase is excited to be partnering with Suntech, the industry leader in solar modules," said Paul Nahi, President and CEO of Enphase Energy. "We believe the collaboration will result in significant benefit for our mutual customers."

About Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy provides solar energy management systems for residential and commercial markets. The company offers a system that includes high efficiency microinverters, communications and Web-based monitoring and analysis. The systems increase energy harvest, improve system reliability and simplify design, installation and management. Founded in 2006 and based in Northern California, the company is led by veterans from the solar and high-tech industries and backed by industry leaders. For more information about Enphase, please visit

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 10,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Our mission is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source.

For more information about our people and products visit

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Enphase Energy:

    Katie Mech
    650 762 2824


    Suntech Power Holdings, Co. Ltd.
    Rory Macpherson
    Investor Relations Director
    Tel: +1-415-268-8975