PETALUMA, Calif. — Enphase Energy Inc. announced that it is expanding its Enphase Energy Services (EES) business. The company said it is conducting efforts to streamline solar photovoltaic (PV) asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M), and prepare for the broader-based maintenance and productivity service requirements of future energy management systems.

With over 450 megawatts under management, EES said it works with system owners, operators, and installers to protect their solar investments with a scalable asset management and O&M services offerings, from concept through implementation to long-term maintenance. Enphase’s networked system is designed to enable solar stakeholders to make informed O&M decisions that keep capital outlays to a minimum, decrease time onsite, optimize system performance, and generate a faster return on investment for customers.

As part of this strategic initiative to accelerate the expansion of its energy management services, Enphase has acquired substantially all of the assets of Next Phase Solar Inc., a leading provider of O&M services for the U.S. solar PV industry, based in Berkeley, California.

“By providing customers with proactive O&M services, EES is enabling them to focus on their core business of financing and installing solar systems,” said Paul Nahi, president and CEO of Enphase. “The acquisition of Next Phase Solar’s assets strengthens EES’ comprehensive ability to proactively and cost-effectively operate and maintain residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV power plants within the U.S., regardless of manufacturer or brand, and marks Enphase’s latest effort to accelerate the mainstream adoption of solar energy.”

Next Phase Solar brings to EES a suite of comprehensive solar O&M services that have been optimized for system owners, equipment manufacturers, financiers, installers, and engineering, procurement, and construction contractors. Services include preventive and corrective maintenance, asset management, warranty compliance, solar array cleaning, and system commissioning.

“We have been impressed by Enphase’s successful track record and commitment to being a leader in energy management services,” said Adam Burstein, founder of Next Phase Solar. “The synergy between the two companies will enhance our proven O&M and asset management expertise, and enable us to expand our service offerings exponentially.”

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Publication date: 2/16/2015

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