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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


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


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


TI does energy efficiency on a chip

Its line of Piccolo microcontrollers can reduce power consumption significantly of home appliances, hybrid cars, LED lighting, and even solar panels.

By September 7, 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


'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


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


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