Glossary What do our words mean

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Enlighten (Click to expand and show answer)

Enlighten is your window into your home energy. It turns Envoy’s data into an easy-to-use interface that lets you track your system’s production and see your home energy usage.

My Enlighten is the customer portal and Enlighten Manager is designed for system maintainers (installers).

Envoy (Click to expand and show answer)

The Envoy is the brains of the system, gathering data from your microinverters and delivering it to Enlighten software. It communicates in the other direction too, letting your installer pinpoint any issue remotely and delivering updates to your microinverters.

Inverter (Click to expand and show answer)

An Inverter or PV inverter, converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local, off-grid electrical network.

Solar thermal (Click to expand and show answer)

Solar thermal technology uses the sun’s energy, rather than fossil fuels, to generate low-cost, environmentally friendly thermal energy. This energy is used to heat water or other fluids and can also power solar cooling systems. Solar thermal systems differ from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, which generate electricity rather than heat.