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.
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.
A do-it-yourself kit for installing a handful of solar panels lets people dip their toes into grid-tied solar power.
Like the microcomputer--also known as the PC--shook up computing, microinverters will make solar more widespread, says start-up.
Enphase Energy releases its microinverter system that converts DC to AC electricity on the panel, making it easier to monitor performance.
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.
Start-up Enphase Energy raises money to expand the manufacture of microinverters, a decentralized design where each solar panel puts out household current.
GreenRay Solar gets funding to finish work on a solar panel that puts out household alternating current, which makes installation simpler and improves reliability.
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.
Tigo Energy raises money from electronics manufacturer while chipmakers STMicroelectronics and National Semi expand with power electronics to maximize output of solar panels.