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Solar microinverter firm Enphase bags $63 million

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers joins a $63 million round for Enphase Energy, which makes microinverters that do DC-to-AC power conversion on individual solar panels.

By June 3, 2010


Enphase Energy to bring 'microinverters' to solar panels

Like the microcomputer--also known as the PC--shook up computing, microinverters will make solar more widespread, says start-up.

By January 29, 2008


Microinverters track solar panels via the Web

Enphase Energy releases its microinverter system that converts DC to AC electricity on the panel, making it easier to monitor performance.

By June 10, 2008


Smart thermostat connects to solar panel app

Microinverter maker Enphase Energy introduces a wireless thermostat that lets people track solar panel production and manage home heating and cooling from a PC or smart phone.

By July 14, 2010


Solar firm SunPower goes micro

High-efficiency solar-cell manufacturer launches a new line of silicon panels so that the electricity generated from solar can be converted from DC to AC at the source.

By October 19, 2011


Got a deck? Solar panels now a plug-in appliance

A do-it-yourself kit for installing a handful of solar panels lets people dip their toes into grid-tied solar power.

By May 12, 2012


Thinking about solar? It's easier to start small

Solar power can be a pricey project for your house, but tech advances are making it possible to fit just a few panels in a tight space, bringing upfront costs down.

By August 30, 2010


An inverter in every solar panel?

Start-up Enphase Energy raises money to expand the manufacture of microinverters, a decentralized design where each solar panel puts out household current.

By September 9, 2008


AC solar panels: One step closer to DIY solar?

GreenRay Solar gets funding to finish work on a solar panel that puts out household alternating current, which makes installation simpler and improves reliability.

By July 16, 2009


Electronics players vie to juice solar panels' output

Tigo Energy raises money from electronics manufacturer while chipmakers STMicroelectronics and National Semi expand with power electronics to maximize output of solar panels.

By June 9, 2010