As part of the new partnership, SunSystem Technology will serve as Enphase’s primary residential O&M service provider. Image: Enphase
SunSystem Technology (SST) and Enphase Energy announced Monday that SunSystem has acquired the residential operations & maintenance (O&M) field services division of Next Phase Solar from Enphase — with both companies also agreeing to a partnership in which SST will serve as Enphase’s primary residential O&M service provider.
This new partnership will allow SST to increase its reach within the US’ growing residential sector, while Enphase will be able to continue developing new energy products for the market.
Derek Chase, SST CEO, said: "We are very excited about this transaction with Enphase. Our companies share a common culture of quality that includes maintaining leading-edge knowledge through ongoing training for the technology driving today's residential systems. This acquisition and partnership will enable both of our companies to drive down costs and maximize efficiencies that can only be realized through greater economies of scale."
The addition of Enphase's residential field services division makes SunSystem Technology the nation's largest residential solar O&M service provider.
Paul Nahi, president and CEO of Enphase, added: Transitioning the residential field services that were part of our Next Phase business to SST leverages their core strengths and experiences to best service our residential customers and enhances our ability to focus on our core business priorities: launching the next generation of our industry-leading microinverters, the Enphase storage system, and our AC modules.
"Enphase and SST share a common commitment to excellence in customer service. The quality and commitment to customer care we see in SST's proven ability to bring greater scale to these services across the U.S. will benefit our customer base and the industry as a whole."