Inverters represent a key element of any solar photovoltaic energy system, performing the first task in solar energy production: the creation of the electrical current as generated by the solar panel, which ultimately provides the power to your appliances, sockets and machinery. The inverter component is required to deliver the DC to AC conversion whilst maximising the conversion efficiency and offering the ability to monitor the system performance against the energy load, working in conjunction with your quality solar panel.
Inverters are constantly working to adapt the energy that is being produced by solar panels into a level that is adequate for the amount of power required by the end user. Broadly speaking, there are two main types of solar inverters:
The cheaper of the two, central inverters are commonly used to provide larger solar access. Essentially, they convert all the sunlight that the solar panels absorb into power. Their output is uniform, as is their productivity and these factors make them ideal for smaller electrical uses.
Micro inverters are useful in case the solar panel system is to remain in the shade for some time and thus be without direct access to sunlight. Because of this situation, micro inverters are assigned to individual solar panels and only act when that particular panel is active. This results in a higher level of access to information about the production of electricity. However, because of this, they come at a higher price point, and should only be used when a central inverter cannot be considered.
At Solar Perfect, we have opted to work with reliable, high-quality inverter manufacturers, such as ABB, Fronius, SMA and SolarEdge and as with the choice of solar panel for your project, we will always offer you the very best solution for your needs, explaining clearly why so.