I am interested in a scheme to go "Off Grid" for a single private house
The video has pleasant music and some slides but no real information as to what can be done to achieve an energy efficient outcome. Also, no indication of what costs are involved and what size systems would be required for a residential home.
Same as Peter.. pleasant music but where to from here for a scheme to get off the grid??
I concur with the comments on the video lacking detail.
I am interested in going off the grid, though need to now how battery capacity has improved to allow this and what the cost would be.
Enphase on a world conquest? No problem, but how does it relate to me?
Yes, we all know there are off grid options, we need to know more than what you have presented. Much much more detail is needed than a power point presentation. Come one guys get cracking
Agree to above, how far away are these AC Batteries please?
An article recently said it was not worth putting in the batteries as it would take 10 years to recoup cost, need more information on this sort of thing.
All you have done with this video is show us bones no meat.
Not enough info
agreed with all, no real info just music
Work experience students should not be making promo videos.
I was ready for something interesting from Enphase, but completely wasted my time!
What a shame all your videos glitch and are impossible to watch. Judging from the other comments I am not missing much!
Ditto to all above.
Please put some substance to the concept. I don't want to go off grid but need an energy storage system to act as a buffer for 24hr [ preferably longer] domestic supply
When is this likely to come to New Zealand and at what cost?
Yes the video does not give much information just deals with what is possible.
To go 'off grid' would require rechargeable batteries and from what I understand batteries are quite expensive at present and they could cost a lot more than the cost of electricity from the grid. Also they have a finite life and need to be replaced every few years.
How much investment would be required to run a modest (2000 watt) split system aircon for a few hours at night from the batteries? A nice idea to save greenhouse gasses and give a possible 'warm fuzzy feeling' that we are doing something to lower greenhouse gasses but expensive.
Very keen to be self sufficient with energy but more information and cost needs to be available before I would commit.
Hi, my name is Julia and I work for Enphase. With great interest I've read all your comments. Thank you for your feedback! We certainly have much more in depth information for you. This video is visionary in nature and is intended to provide a high level introduction into what we are working towards at Enphase which is to provide a software defined technology platform - the Enphase Home Energy Solution. A core component of the Enphase Home Energy Solution is the AC Battery. To get more in depth information, please visit https://enphase.com/en-au/products-and-services/storage. The AC Battery will be launched across Australia and New Zealand in Winter 2016. It is an on-grid storage system that seamlessly integrates with your solar system. It enables you to maximise the benefits of your solar system, for example by making surplus electricity you generate during the day available for use during the late afternoon/evening peaks. For an indication on pricing, please contact your installer. Since we are the manufacturer, we do not sell directly to you and therefore I unfortunately cannot give you a definitive retail price as that is determined by your installer. Until the release date, we will provide you with more and more detailed information. In the meantime please visit our website enphase.com/au with regards to everything Enphase.
Well, I learnt more from this brief description than in the kids video, I think your company paid to much for that video :) I live in Australia so I'll pop down to my retailer and he'll explain the rest, thanks.
A number of manufacturers provide an RRP to the dealer/installers. They then can offer to the product to their customers at a price that stays within this RRP. In my view that's sensible because in the end you as a manufacturer will experience less sales if your dealers/installers are offering your product at a price that's too high. Do you really want to leave control of the retail sale price to your installers?
Also agree with others' comments about the video lacking actual information and indication of price.
Some of the information people want is on the website. Agreed they should put it in the video. Agreed. The majority of us with solar systems are no longer interested in feeding our valuable power back onto the grid and getting paid next to nothing for it...then buying it back at night for 4x to 5x the cost. We want to store it and go off grid. Need to know the capacity of the storage and the costs involved.
i AGREE WITH THE ABOVE LOTS MORE 1NFO REQUIRED, ESPECIALLY OF THE bATTERIES.
The costing is paramount to know and palming it of to the installers is a cop out.
They charge what they like we want to know if we are being ripped of with battery cost as we are with by back rates.
I have installed a 5kw system plus a solar hot water system - Yes I worked out the figures and it will be probably a ten year plus pay back.
I did consider this when I installed the systems BUT I truly believe in global warming and my wife and I want to depart this planet knowing that we truly tried to help the children of the future and do our little bit towards reducing our carbon foot print.
There are many ways to reduce carbon emission's without spending large sums of money e.g's grow a grape vine around you're house, install an awning on northern side, close up the house early on hot days to prevent the heat from radiating in through you're windows, remove charging devices from power points when not in use, pool pumps should be timed to come on only in off peak electrical hours be energy conscious when using electrical appliances i.e use the smart metre times to you're advantage be a ware and cost efficient, naturally be diligent about turning off lights.
Power saving is a way of life that must be practised constantly not just when you remember to do it.
do a proper video
What a load of cods wallop !!
We were initially promised the Enphase Battery system would be ready by the end of the 2015 Calendar Year.
You are now promising Winter 2016.... will that date also slip ?
I echo the other comments about needing more technical info than either this pathetic video or the info on the /storage page.
You also need to advise the RRP of the battery so that we know weather the installer is giving us a good deal !
Lets have some more detail and pricing or you will force users to go to other battery storage offerings.
Love the vision Enphase. The sooner all this happens the better. Obviously it's all very leading edge but there is a real appetite for this stuff. Looking forward to being able to buy the battery soon
Julia many businesses reveal a recommended retail price of their products so consumers know which provider is offering the best deal for their installation service. Enphase is not being asked to tell us the price our installer will charge that is obviously up to the installer. Enphase is being asked to equip consumers so they can compare installation costs plus battery costs not have installers hide fat margins under a cloud of obfuscation.
When will batteries be affordable ....I have seen the price of the tesler batteries sound good are they compatible???
I agree with all of the above. Batteries need to affordable thats a no brainer of just stay connected to the grid. More info please!!!!!!!!!
If it takes 10 years to recoup the cost of batteries as one person suggested and they don't last 10 years (from what I have heard) then it is definitely NOT cost effective.
Have a look at http://www.teslamotors.com/en_AU/powerwall?redirect=no
They (Tesla) suggest batteries are guaranteed for 10 years.
When we know the cost then we can calculated if they are cost effective.
We will have to wait and see.
They connection diagram suggests that they are installed BEFORE the inverter so what happens with systems using Enphase inverters connected to each separate panel?
Unfortunately I agree with all of the above. Life is too busy for this kind of fluff - trust me it doesn't inspire or sell solar. I had to wade through the whiole thing to get the sole piece of information I wanted which is : "The AC Battery will be launched across Australia and New Zealand in Winter 2016. It is an on-grid storage system that seamlessly integrates with your solar system. " Now some actual details please!!!
Well I'm also concerned about the environment people it all doesn't have to be about
Money eddy Australia
Let the fossil fuel industry RIP
Factual details , costs & realistic time frames of delivery is what we all want to know !