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microinverters

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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

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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

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In battle with squirrels, solar panels finally claim victory

After suffering a solar panel power outage due to squirrels with a taste for electrical cables, CNET's Martin LaMonica evens the score and learns his lesson.

By February 21, 2012

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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

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Care for solar panels with your home security alarm?

Vivint Solar secures $75 million in funding to launch solar panel installation to complement its home security and home automation services.

By October 19, 2011

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Winter, snow, and solar panels: A mixed forecast

The gobs of sticky snow this winter have made snow removal from solar panels a regular chore, but frigid temperatures around the country have helped crank up solar-panel output, too.

By February 8, 2011

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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

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'Smart' solar panels wring more juice to lower cost

More companies are developing electronics fitted directly onto solar panels to improve the "energy harvest" and reduce losses due to mismatches in output in an array of connected panels.

By October 8, 2010

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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

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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