Chris McArthur

AuthorChris McArthur

Chris McArthur is Strategic Account Manager for Enphase Energy in New Zealand, a company that was in 2013 named both fastest growing clean tech company in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Enphase is responsible for producing the world's first commercially available microinverter in 2008, since then shipping around 10 million microinverters. Headquartered in California, Enphase Energy’s largest international engineering facility is based in Christchurch. With more than 15 years experience in the energy sector in New Zealand and overseas, Chris draws on a deep understanding of the local energy market to support Enphase’s fast-growing network of solar installers nationwide. A certified Project Manager and Partnership Practitioner with prior roles in resources, conservation, biofuels and in offshore solar markets, Chris has advised government and business on a broad range of issues pursuant to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Will Batteries Fix New Zealand’s Clean Energy Problem?

The annual Energy Industry Conference (Downstream) in Auckland last month brought about the usual themes of climate change and consumer engagement, as well as some exciting new themes such as the transactive grid, peer to peer energy trading, and the Internet of Things. But the elephant in the room at the conference was storage – batteries to be specific. The electricity sector in New Zealand...

Christchurch NZ: An Innovation Ecosystem

On March the 22nd 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Enphase Energy’s fantastic new Christchurch Research and Development facility. The occupation of this state of the art R&D centre represents the culmination of US$4.4 Million (NZ$6.5M) and 5 years of investment in Enphases’s largest engineering workforce outside of the United States. Enphase plans to double this investment...

The Solar Dichotomy

New Zealand has an enviable electricity supply; renewable, reliable and relatively cheap. If you wanted to solve some of the challenges facing the New Zealand electricity sector, solar photovoltaics (PV) wouldn’t be at the top of your list of solutions. However the rest of the world isn’t trying to solve a New Zealand electricity problem, they are trying to solve a world energy problem, and for...

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