All Energy 2015: Enphase partners with Genesis for NZ storage trial

Enphase Energy, the U.S. developer of microinverters, is set to trial launch its AC battery solution in New Zealand as part of a collaboration with Genesis Energy, the nation’s largest gas and electricity utility.

The partnership will see Genesis incorporate the modular AC battery as part of the Enphase Home Energy Solution, which will be offered to its solar PV customers.

The Home Energy Solution utilizes the Enphase Envoy-S Metered gateway monitoring software to allow users to manage their home energy consumption via web-enabled devices.

"As an integrated energy retailer, Genesis Energy is well placed to build on its unique mix of skills and services to deliver solar options to the New Zealand market," said Enphase storage product line director Greg Wolfson. "This includes storage solutions, which Genesis Energy views as a progressive step towards offering their customers versatile energy solutions."

Genesis Energy has accrued more than nine years of experience in the solar PV industry, and has set up New Zealand’s solar schools initiative.