Enphase Announces Winner of "Mahalo Hawaii" Video Contest

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Enphase Announces Winner of "Mahalo Hawaii" Video Contest

Maui non-profit receives $25,000 solar energy system after winning Enphase Facebook video contest

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NAS: ENPH) , a national leader in solar energy technology, today announced the La'a Kea Foundation on Maui will receive a $25,000 solar energy system as the winner of the company's Mahalo Hawaii Facebook contest.

La'a Kea is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful work opportunities and residential options for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities on its 12-acre organic farm in Upper Paia on the slopes of Haleakala. The Mahalo Hawaii video contest celebrates nearing Enphase's 25,000th system installation in Hawaii by awarding a $25,000 solar energy system to a non-profit with the most votes for their video.

Exclusively for Hawaii, entries highlighted 16 different nonprofit organizations hoping to add the benefits of solar to their business. With more than 38,000 votes cast, the Enphase Facebook giveaway attracted intense competition and highlighted the demand for solar in the nation's highest priced energy state.

"We are so very pleased to be able to help La'a Kea in its mission to improve the lives of those participating in this wonderful program. This system allows La'a Kea to use a renewable energy source and reduce their energy costs," said Bill Rossi, CMO for Enphase. "Having almost reached 25,000 installations across Hawaii is a great testament to Hawaii's commitment to solar energy and shows confidence in Enphase's technology. The Mahalo giveaway is our way of saying thank you and doing something special for the community."

"We want to thank Enphase for this generous donation and the thousands of friends and neighbors who voted for us. It was an incredible community effort," said Donna Ting, president of the Board of Directors of the La'a Kea Foundation. "Going solar is important. It helps us be a more responsible steward of our resources and that is a good example for our residents and the community. The savings from the solar system will allow us to continue to focus on our mission of serving Maui residents with developmental disabilities and helping them thrive in our community."

The Enphase Microinverter System offers a new approach to the installation, operation and maintenance of solar energy systems. Enphase Microinverters, the Envoy Communications Gateway and Enlighten web-based software platform work together to deliver increased energy harvest and unparalleled solar system intelligence. To date, Enphase has shipped over 3.7 million microinverters and is selling into eleven countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

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

Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.

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Global Corporate Communication Manager
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Senior Account Executive

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