MSpectrum partners with American firm

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    MSpectrum, Manila Electric Co.’s subsidiary that is involved in the solar rooftop business, has partnered with American firm Enphase Energy to distribute the latter’s products to residential and commercial installers across the Philippines.

    Enphase IQ 7TM microinverter products will be available in the country starting in the first quarter of 2021, MSpectrum said.

    “This next-generation technology will benefit solar customers through its high performance, flexibility, reliability, and most importantly, safety, due to the rapid shutdown device built into Enphase microinverters. We aim to work with Enphase to revolutionize the solar industry in the Philippines and motivate more Filipinos to shift from traditional to renewable sources of energy,” Robert Pereja, MSpectrum chief operating officer, said in a statement.
    He added the IQ 7 family of microinverters are applicable for use in the Philippines as the parts were built to operate in hot, humid and coastal conditions.

    “The country’s solar market has great potential for Enphase, particularly in the residential and small commercial rooftop market segment. We believe Enphase’s unique value proposition of high-output performance and flexible installation, as well as a safe low voltage all-AC system architecture and rapid shutdown capability, resonates well in the Philippines solar market,” said Dave Ranhoff, Enphase Energy chief commercial officer.

    Earlier this year, MSpectrum has targeted to double its 20 megawatts (MW) capacity to 40 MW within the year.

    The company said it has over 150 contracts with a total capacity close to 20 MW for its current portfolio of utility scale, commercial rooftops as well as residential developments. – J. Macapagal