January 8, 2014
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) and Ingersoll-Rand Nexia Intelligence LLC, are working together to evolve smart home energy monitoring offered by Nexia' Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand and leader in home intelligence and automation. These collaborative efforts are aimed at integrating the performance data from rooftop solar photovoltaic systems using Enphase® Microinverters and making it accessible via the Nexia Home Intelligence platform. This offers builders and homeowners a robust and comprehensive home intelligence solution that integrates not only home automation capabilities, but also renewable energy production data.
Nexia Home Intelligence brings together the best home automation technology into a single, easy-to-use platform, allowing consumers to stay connected to what matters most. Nexia subscribers can control products throughout their home including locks, lights, thermostats, cameras, sensors, and more, all from their smartphone or computer. By collaborating with Enphase, the national leader in residential solar technology, Nexia Home Intelligence will greatly enhance the management and monitoring aspects of home-energy use by including energy production data for the first time.
'As the importance and penetration of solar power increases every year, we have been looking to bring renewable energy generation information into the data accessible via Nexia Home Intelligence,' stated George Land, director of engineering for Nexia Home Intelligence. 'With Enphase's industry-leading microinverter technology, and especially our ability to interface with the Enphase Enlighten API (application programming interface), we are excited about developing the ability to integrate solar energy production data and monitoring into our Nexia Home Intelligence platform for homeowners.'
'The relationship with Nexia represents the perfect joining of smart solar and intelligent home technologies,' commented Raghu Belur, vice president of products and strategic initiatives at Enphase. 'With the recent launch of our fourth-generation Enphase System, this collaboration provides another example of how Enphase continues to expand its offerings for U.S. residential solar customers.'
Lennar, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, sees the value of these joint efforts and already includes the Nexia Home Intelligence platform and a solar-power system with Enphase Microinverters as standard features in many of its new-home communities. The combination allows Lennar homeowners to enjoy the cost savings and environmental benefits of solar power at no up-front cost and gives them unmatched control over their home's core functions - from heating and cooling to door locks and lighting.
'Residential solar and home automation used to be costly and often complicated add-ons, but the innovative collaboration between Enphase and Nexia allows Lennar to bring advanced living to buyers at all price points,' said Fred Stefany, vice president of customer experience at Lennar Ventures. 'Enphase and Nexia's technological leadership continues to expand the range of benefits buyers should come to expect when shopping for a new home.'
About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Our semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About Nexia Home Intelligence / Ingersoll Rand
Nexia Home Intelligence is a leading home automation system and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR). Ingersoll Rand advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable, and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands'including Club Car ®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King®, and Trane®' work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. The diverse and innovative products, services, and solutions enhance our customers' energy efficiency, productivity, and operations. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.nexiahome.com.
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