Enphase Energy Announces Clinton Global Initiative 'Commitment to
Action' for Nigerian Microgrid Project
Enphase and Beacon Power Services to develop microgrid pilot for clean, reliable energy in Africa
PETALUMA, Calif. - October 10, 2013 – Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), announced today its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. Enphase has partnered with Beacon Power Services to provide a clean and reliable energy alternative in Abuja, Nigeria, through piloting an innovative solar energy microgrid system.
“ Enphase is proud to have created a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to help address energy challenges in Nigeria and reduce their dependency on polluting diesel generators,” said Raghu Belur, co-founder and vice president of Enphase Energy. “The Clinton Global Initiative is a powerful instrument for world leaders to address social issues and actively engage in implementing solutions.”
Electricity grids in developing nations such as Nigeria operate inconsistently, leaving its people to face uncertain business and home conditions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration report on Nigeria in October 2012, Nigeria experienced power outages on average of 46 days per year between 2007 and 2008, with many outages lasting six hours at a time.
The Enphase pilot commitment aims to provide clean, reliable energy to Sundry Foods, located in Abuja, Nigeria. This demonstration project is an effort to prove the scalability of a solar microgrid system in a country where traditional forms of electricity are unreliable and harmful to the environment.
The microgrid system's unique use of microinverter technology, designed and provided by Enphase, will allow local non-specialist electricians and laborers to install and maintain all aspects of the system. Beacon Power Services will manage the local training and installation of the system, as well as provide ongoing support for the project.
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. www.enphase.com
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $87.9 billion.
CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.
Christine Bennett, Enphase Energy
Global Corporate Communication Manager
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