Enphase Energy has introduced a new solution for Power Purchase Agreement providers (PPAs) that integrates Silver Spring Networks’ smart grid networking technology to manage all inverter and meter data. The solution is being used by Clean Power Finance, Google’s partner for its recently announced residential solar fund.
Enphase Energy’s chief marketing officer Bill Rossi says the company recognizes “that advancements in third-party financed solar are creating new opportunities to increase the adoption of solar energy. Enphase’s expertise in networking and intelligent energy management allows us to offer solar financiers an advanced technology backbone for streamlining their operations. Partnering with Silver Spring connects us with a standards-based smart grid platform broadly adopted in the field today.”
Silver Spring Networks’ smart grid networking technology is integrated into Enphase’s Envoy communications gateway via a wireless link. Together with Enphase M215 microinverters, the solution offers a comprehensive platform for PPAs and third-party solar financing companies.
Clean Power Finance Chief Executive Officer, Robert “Nat” Kreamer says his company needed “a low cost, widely available, highly accurate solution for monitoring and management of our financed systems. We looked to Enphase and Silver Spring Networks, both reliable and trusted industry leaders, to deliver this solution for us, and are extremely pleased to bring it to our investor customers, including Google.”
Eric Dresselhuys, EVP and CMO at Silver Spring Networks, adds: “Our partnership with Enphase underscores our commitment to developing an extensive ecosystem that delivers innovative, best of breed solutions for the smart grid. Enphase is the perfect example of a best-in-class partner that will enable cutting-edge smart grid applications that integrate solar energy and provide control and monitoring to new devices on the grid.”