The process of physical installation hasn’t yet been automated, but it’s getting there. Simple cabling involving just two wires together with plug and play MC4 connectors will save you a lot of time, while almost eliminating the risk of mistake. The new features haven’t made the device any heavier: it is as lightweight and compact as ever.
The IQ8 also beats most traditional inverters
when it comes to reliability and durability. Having conducted more than 1,000,000 hours of testing, Enphase now offers warranties of up to 25 years, while the average number for conventional inverters is 10 years. The IQ8 is listed by UL as Rapid Shutdown Equipment and complies with various other safety standards.The new microinverter is a Class II (double-insulated) device.