Enphase Energy, Inc. and SunPower Corp. announced that Enphase has completed the previously announced acquisition of SunPower's microinverter business for a total of $25 million in cash and 7.5 million shares of Enphase common stock. Key anticipated benefits and highlights of the acquisition include:
- Advances AC Modules (ACM) as the future of residential solar
- Enhances SunPower's Equinox™ Home Solar System with a custom line of Enphase's IQ microinverters for use with SunPower AC Modules
- Adds over 140 patents to enhance Enphase's strong IP portfolio
- $15 million of cash purchase price funded from Enphase's balance sheet at closing and $10 million of cash purchase price to be funded by 12/28/2018
"We are excited to close the acquisition of SunPower's microinverter business ahead of plan," said Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO of Enphase Energy. "We now expect volume shipments of IQ 7XS microinverters in the fourth quarter of 2018 and an acceleration of the ramp throughout 2019. The business is on track to achieve its full revenue and gross margin potential. ACM is a significant component of our profitable top line growth strategy. We look forward to being a strong innovation partner for SunPower."
"We're pleased to close on our strategic partnership with Enphase, which brings together leaders in residential installations and residential microinverters," said SunPower Chairman and CEO Tom Werner. "We believe that AC modules are the future and this is an important step to accelerating global adoption, while helping to streamline and focus SunPower's business priorities."