Enphase powers 160kW clubhouse rooftop solar in Bengaluru


U.S.-based micro-inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy, Inc. and Indian EPC installer U-Solar today announced the commissioning of solar rooftop installations on the clubhouse and several villas at Nambiar Bellezea, a luxury gated community off Sarjapur Road in Bengaluru, spread over 100 acres and currently home to over 250 families.

The 160kW solar rooftop at Club Bellezea (the clubhouse in the gated community) is powered by 320 numbers of Trina 500 Wp solar modules coupled with 320 Enphase IQ7A micro-inverters. It has generated 24.43 MWh of solar power from September 11 to November 9, 2021, saving INR1,95,440 on electricity costs. Subsequently, Nambiar Bellezea is expected to save approximately INR11,72,640 per annum and INR2,93,16,000 over 25 years on electricity to power the clubhouse. A representative from U-Solar shares that the clubhouse’s solar rooftop has also helped offset 19 tons of carbon emissions. 

The installation at the Nambiar Bellezea powers the entire 1,00,000 square feet clubhouse, which includes several pools, including a 25-meter half-Olympic size pool and a temperature-controlled indoor pool, gym, hall for yoga and Zumba, 24 fully furnished suites, banquet hall, indoor badminton courts, squash courts, convenience store, salon, ATM, and a launderette. The under-construction restaurant, bar, and spa too, when completed, will be powered by the installed solar rooftop system.

Enphase IQ 7’s burst technology lets micro-inverters produce more at dawn, dusk, and in low-light conditions for a longer solar day. IQ micro-inverters also include built-in rapid shutdown so that, in the event of an emergency, solar power can be turned off instantly and easily, keeping utility workers and first responders safe.

Commenting on the solar installation, Sanjeev Jha, Head of Operations at U-Solar, said, “For installers, Enphase IQ micro-inverters are a smart option. These are plug-and-play, easy to install, and offer the best inverter technology that ensures maximum power generation from our panels. And for residential properties, IQ micro-inverters are also inherently safer because they operate at the same low-voltage AC power as the home.”

The clubhouse managers and villa homeowners can track solar energy production and monitor the solar system’s health using the Enphase’s solar monitoring mobile app, MyEnlighten. 

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