Enphase signs exclusive deal with France's MyLight Systems

California-based microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy has signed a partnership agreement with French energy management solutions provider MyLight Systems.

As part of the deal, MyLight will integrate Enphase’s solar solution technology into its smart energy load management system for optimized self-consumption. Specifically, MyLight is integrating the Enphase Envoy, the intelligent networking hub of the Enphase System, into its monitoring system. The Enphase solution will become the exclusive monitoring technology for PV arrays embedded with MyLight’s advanced energy management system.

"MyLight Systems has developed a groundbreaking load management solution that optimizes users’ energy production and consumption of solar power," said Olivier Jacques, Enphase Energy’s managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "Using Enphase technology, the MyLight system provides an efficient renewable energy solution that installers embrace because of its ease of installation and superior performance.”

Solar PV arrays equipped with the Enphase system provide reliable solar energy production data that when coupled to the MyLight System enable smart energy monitoring capabilities that optimizes energy consumption. Through the use of a central control unit and smartplugs (energy management adaptors) installed inside a structure, MyLight’s patented algorithms analyze a user’s electricity consumption patterns and optimizes their energy usage to match their solar energy production profile.

“Enphase Energy has really made solar simpler and smarter, and PV arrays more accessible, opening up new ways for generating electricity locally,” said MyLight Sytems Managing Director Ondine Suavet. "On the utilization side, directly consuming the energy produced by one’s own solar solution is the most natural choice for someone producing their own energy. Coupled with the Enphase Microinverter system, MyLight can deliver up to 70-80% autonomy for small businesses, and up to 50% for private individuals. This is an unparalleled value proposition for installers when estimating the financial and environmental benefits of a renewable energy system for their customers."

Enphase added that based on a networked cloud-based platform, the Enphase/MyLight system would bring installers a new level of energy management integration for residential and commercial buildings: The turnkey plug-and-play solution is easy to design and install and simplifies operations. Installers can also take advantage of the MyLight ProSizer, a mobile application available on the iPhone and Android platform for rightsizing installations under a self-consumption scheme.

In 2014 Enphase saw robust demand for its market-leading microinverter technology with current and new partners like MyLight Systems reaching the No. 3 position in the residential microinverter market share in France, according to internal estimates, and shipped 575 MW-ac or 2.6 million microinverters worldwide.

MyLight Systems will showcase its smart energy management at the EnR – Energies Renouvelables event in Lyon, which runs March 4-6.