Enphase, Home Connect boost home efficiency

  • September 6, 2022
  • William Payne

Energy tech specialist Enphase Energy is collaborating with open digital platform Home Connect to increase energy efficiency and savings for home appliances connected to the brand. The Home Connect platform allows home appliances to be managed with a single app. The platform connects with nine well-known home appliance brands including Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff, and Thermador. As part of the agreement, Enphase will integrate its home energy systems with the Home Connect platform, allowing users to increase the energy efficiency of appliances connected to the Home Connect platform.

The aim is for users to be able to easily configure their Home Connect enabled home appliances to run during times of peak solar energy production, off-peak energy times, or when energy prices are lowest. Additionally, users would be able to set up the system to run appliances on solar energy saved in home batteries during pre-set time frames. By linking a Home Connect account, users could use the Enphase App to manage their Home Connect enabled appliances for increased efficiency.

Capabilities that are planned by Enphase and Home Connect include: customise preferred dishwasher or laundry settings; customise appliance schedules to run based on time-of-day, electricity tariffs, or during peak solar production times; program appliances to run once on any given day or repeat over several days.

The new functionality will be available on the Enphase App in the United States and Germany starting with the integration of Home Connect enabled dishwashers. To start, users will be able to optimise their dishwashers around time-of-day energy savings. New features and more appliances will be rolled out with the platform to more countries in the coming year.

“Thanks to the cooperation with Enphase, the Home Connect enabled dishwasher, washer, dryer, and washer dryer combination will have the ability to be started automatically at the most economic time and maximise the use of clean energy,” said Stefanie Lipps, managing director at Home Connect. “This makes the households of our users more sustainable.”

“We’re pleased to partner with home appliance brands like Bosch around a shared vision to create a more sustainable future for everyone,” said Gokul Krishnan, vice president of business development at Enphase Energy. “Consumers today are more motivated than ever to make sustainable lifestyle decisions and take control of their energy use. With a few taps on the Enphase App, households will be able to save money, run on energy from the sun, and enjoy greater convenience in their daily lives.”