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 Solar System: Inverters

Solar system inverters are a critical component of any solar power system. They convert the direct current (DC) electricity produced by solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can then be used to power your home or business.

This guide will discuss everything you need to know about solar system inverters, from how they work to how to choose the right one for your needs. We will also provide tips on how to install and maintain your solar system inverter.

How Do Solar System Inverters Work?

Solar panels produce direct current (DC) electricity. This type of electricity cannot be used to power most household appliances, which require alternating current (AC) electricity. Solar system inverters convert DC electricity into AC electricity, making it usable for your home or business.

There are two main types of solar system inverters: string inverters and microinverters.

String inverters convert the DC electricity from all of the solar panels in a system into AC electricity.
Microinverters, on the other hand, convert the DC electricity from each individual solar panel into AC electricity.
String inverters are less expensive than microinverters, but they are not as efficient. Microinverters are more efficient, but they are also more expensive.

How To Choose The Right Solar System Inverter

When choosing a solar system inverter, you need to consider the following factors:

  • The size of your solar panel system
  • The type of solar panel system (string inverter or microinverter)
  • The features and capabilities of the inverter
  • The warranty of the inverter

The size of your solar panel system will determine the size of the inverter you need. The type of solar panel system you choose will also affect the type of inverter you need. String inverters are typically used with string solar panel systems, while microinverters are typically used with microinverter solar panel systems.

The features and capabilities of the inverter are also important factors to consider. Some inverters have features that allow you to monitor your solar panel system and optimize its performance. Other inverters have features that allow you to connect to the grid and sell excess electricity back to the power company.

The warranty of the inverter is also an important factor to consider. Inverters typically have warranties of 5 to 10 years. Be sure to choose an inverter with a warranty that covers the length of time you plan to use your solar panel system.

How To Install And Maintain Your Solar System Inverter

Solar system inverters should be installed by a qualified solar installer. The installation process typically takes a few hours.

Once your solar system inverter is installed, you will need to maintain it on a regular basis. This includes cleaning the inverter and checking the connections. You should also have the inverter inspected by a qualified solar technician every few years.

If you are interested in learning more about solar system inverters, please call us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get started with solar energy.


How long do solar inverters last?

Solar inverters typically last for 10-15 years.

What are the benefits of using a solar inverter?

There are many benefits to using a solar inverter, including:

  • Increased efficiency: Solar inverters can increase the efficiency of solar panels by up to 25%.
  • Increased reliability: Solar inverters can help to protect solar panels from damage caused by power surges and lightning strikes.
  • Increased flexibility: Solar inverters can allow you to use your solar power for both grid-connected and off-grid applications.
How much does a solar inverter cost?
The cost of a solar inverter varies depending on the size and type of inverter you choose. String inverters typically cost less than microinverters.

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