The new Enphase IQ8A microinverter brings more power to Aussie
homeowners, even during blackouts!


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Empowering Your Energy Independence On and Off the Grid

In the dynamic world of solar technology, Enphase has introduced a game- changing solution. The IQ8A promises greater efficiency, reliability, and adaptability for your solar system.

Unlike traditional microinverters, the IQ8A does more than just convert solar energy. It’s a smart device that works on and off the grid, enabling you to generate and consume solar energy even during grid outages.


The Enphase IQ8A microinverter stands out by operating seamlessly in two modes:

grid-connected and off-grid. During regular grid operation, it puts your solar energy to work in your home in the most efficient way. By doing so, it optimizes energy production and consumption, helping you make the most of your solar array.

But what truly sets the IQ8A apart is its off-grid functionality. When the grid fails, the microinverter becomes a standalone system. This turns your home into a microgrid that can power essential appliances directly from your solar panels. This unique feature allows you to maintain critical power supply even when the grid goes down.


This off-grid function is delivered by Enphase’s proprietary intelligent microchip – the brain of the microinverter. The smart device employs advanced 55nm technology and features high-speed digital logic, for rapid response times and smooth transitions from on-grid to off-grid.

What’s more, the IQ8A microinverter is customizable. This means that if you are new to solar you can start with an IQ8 Solar Only system and, as your energy needs grow, add new devices to take more control of your energy needs. These can be Enphase IQ Batteries, EV chargers, and other smart electric devices.

Signifying a paradigm shift in the realm of solar energy, the new features of Enphase’s IQ8A microinverter are invaluable for homeowners in today’s electrifying world. And with the electricity network facing unprecedented stress the ability to go offgrid when the grid fails is invaluable.

Australia’s weather patterns are become more volatile with extreme heat, flooding, fierce storms, and fires becoming more common. The IQ8A helps you to become part of the solution, by providing genuine electrical backup and peace of mind.


As we at Natural Solar have explained before, the IQ8A microinverter delivers unique panel-level optimization, setting it apart from traditional solar inverters. Unlike the limitations of conventional string inverters, the new Enphase inverter delivers maximum solar power output when some panels in your solar system become shading. It also can alert you of subpar panel performance while still ensuring the system is performing at its peak.

In short, it means that even if a single solar panel fails, or is obstructed by dust, debris, or clouds for example, the rest of the system will continue to operate at its optimal capacity.


Produced by a Silicon-Valley based company, the IQ8A microinverters are compatible with the latest higher powered solar modules, like the SunPower Maxeon 6 modules, meaning overall energy production is maximised.

Enphase’s breakthrough Burst Mode technology is integrated to capture more energy in low-light conditions.

The plug and play design allows for faster, easier installation and reduces setup costs.

The solar array can be instantly turned off via a built-in rapid shutdown function should you experience an emergency.

Enabling live access system performance and critical issue data, the microinverter is connected to the Enphase Envoy communication gateway. This gateway provides a link between your solar array and the internet. If you’re experiencing technical issues, the gateway sends out automatic alerts to your installer, in addition to supporting remote troubleshooting.

The IQ8A integrates seamlessly with the Enphase Enlighten mobile app. This functionality allows homeowners to access and monitor not only the power the solar array is generating and consuming in real time, but it also enables the system settings to be adjusted and service messages to be received.

The IQ8A boasts an industry-leading 25-year limited warranty and is compliant with Australia’s Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP) standards for enabling solar exports to the grid.


As solar technology continues to evolve, Enphase has introduced a revolutionary solution that promises heightened efficiency, enhanced reliability. It is a future-proofed approach, delivering unmatched adaptability for your solar energy system, with its IQ8A microinverter.

The device bridges the gap between solar power and energy resilience. Its unique ability to operate both on and off the grid redefines energy independence, allowing you to have control over your power supply, regardless of external circumstances.

The cutting-edge features, reliability, and commitment to efficiency are helping to reshape solar energy conversion. For Australian homeowners, the IQ8A can propel you towards a greener, more efficient energy future – one optimized solar panel at a time.

So, embrace the opportunity to embark on a sustainable journey towards renewable energy, where every solar panel shines brighter than ever before!

For more detailed information on microinverters, and Enphase, visit the Enphase Overview page and download the technical specifications of the Enphase IQ8A microinverter.


The Enphase IQ Battery 5P all-in-one AC-coupled storage system
is the most powerful battery yet from Enphase.

It has a total usable energy capacity of 5.0 kWh and includes six embedded grid-forming microinverters with 3.84 kW power rating, including peak output power of 7.68 kVA for 3 seconds and 6.14 kVA for 10 seconds.

It provides backup capability and installers can quickly design the right system size to meet the needs of both new and retrofit solar customers.

To purchase this product, please contact your local authorised Enphase distributor.


These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes a general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on Energy Locals Time of Use Tariff – (TOU – Peak, Off-Peak & Solar Sponge).

The reference price is set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for a financial year in relation to electricity supply to residential customers in the distribution region and is based on an assumed annual usage amount. Any difference between the reference price and the unconditional price of a plan is expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price. The terms of any conditional discounts are shown, along with any further difference between the reference price and the discount applied if a condition is met, expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price.